Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 711 active visitors Wednesday, September 18, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

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

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

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

Current results
Earlier poll results
1407 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

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

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 4/12/2014

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
Flower Shell project could end up buried by laws
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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

 
... "Except with governments involved, things can never be left to individual choice." ...
 

Oregon psychologist in ‘gun control’ documentary: ‘Violent people cause violence'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"A veteran Oregon clinical psychologist appearing in a gun control documentary airing next Thursday, reiterated to Examiner today in an exclusive telephone interview what he said in the video – touted by KOIN News Wednesday as second-place finisher in a national competition – that 'Firearms don’t cause violence, violent people cause violence.'" ...
 

New From Tacprogear: Pro Travel Bag
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"So you’ve tried every standard type of holster under the sun and can’t abide dragging around a boat anchor pistol all day long. Some people are recoil sensitive, you’re carry sensitive. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. The thing is, you still want to have a gun with you wherever you go. That means off-body carry, with the attendant compromises that go along with not having possession of your mohaska at all times. You’re not alone. Plenty of gun owners out there go that way. The problem is, fanny packs are, well, fanny packs. So if you’re a dood, that leaves you with some kind of turse . . ." ...
 

Remington Recalls Model 700 and Model Seven Rifles for Trigger Trouble
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Remington Arms has thrown in the towel re: claims that their flagship Model 700 rifles are not drop safe/safe from unintentional discharges. The company has just announced (on a Friday, of course) a Voluntary Product Recall of all 700s and Model Seven’s with the X-Mark Pro triggers manufactured from May 1, 2006 to April 9, 2014. No doubt The Freedom Group this announcement accompanies an agreement to settle the lawsuits filed against the company by injured parties. Equally certain: the payout will trigger the arrival of an entire fleet of ambulance chasers. Add in the cost of this recall and man, that’s got to hurt. But not as much as getting shot by your own rifle. Press release after the jump . . ." ...
 

Non-Pro Tip: Measuring Group Size Better
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"A couple days ago RF posted a 'Pro Tip' from Ammoland on measuring shot group size. I’m not a pro, but I took exception to some of the assertions in that write-up. After I did a little whining in the comments it was suggested that maybe this actually warranted a follow-up post. So… here she is. What was inaccurate in that Pro Tip piece and how can you measure your groups more easily, precisely, and quickly? Well first . . ." ...
 

TX: Texas DPS Ditches S&W M&P Handguns Over Reliability Issues
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Texas DPS started switching over to the new Smith & Wesson M&P 9mm handguns recently for their state troopers. The polymer framed striker-fired handguns are popular with police departments and competition shooters. The ability to carry more rounds per magazine (9mm vs. .357 SIG) in a lighter gun were among the stated reasons for the change. But it appears that the latest wave of recruits in training have experienced an 'unacceptable' number of issues with the new gun, and the department is rolling back the changeover, moving back to their tried and true SIG SAUER P226 pistols in .357 SIG. As an owner of a P226, I can’t say I blame them. Here’s the word to the troops from the man himself, forwarded by a source close to TTAG . . ." ...
 

ROBAR M1A Scout Squad
Submitted by: Justin

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

 
"What do you get when you start with a Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad in basic factory trim and send it to ROBAR for the 'Full Monty'? Read on, and you’ll find out."

"It will come as no surprise to regular readers that we consider the Springfield Armory M1A Scout Squad to be one of the finest .30-caliber defensive carbines money can buy. And that’s why most of us here at On Target own one of them. The M1A Scout Squad is a relatively light (8 lbs. 4 oz.), eminently rugged, battle-proven design, and its 7.62 NATO cartridge packs a major punch ... If it really needs killing—from North American big game to threats of the two-legged, dirt-bag kind—then 7.62 NATO will produce the desired results." ...
 

With Guns, Suicide Is the Biggest Problem
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Every day, 88 people die from firearm-related injury; two-thirds of those deaths are suicides, a high proportion of which are committed by seniors and individuals living in rural areas, researchers reported here."

"'Mass shooting episodes are obviously horrible,' Molly Cooke, MD, president of the American College of Physicians (ACP), told reporters in a press briefing. 'But one of the points we make in the paper is that every day there are 88 firearms-related deaths.'"

"ACP leadership presented a policy paper on reducing gun-related injuries and deaths at a press briefing at the society's Internal Medicine 2014 annual meeting. The paper was simultaneously published online in the Annals of Internal Medicine." ...
 

Retired Justice Stevens: Second Amendment limited "for military purposes"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Some argue that the debate--about whether the Second Amendment intended to grant the right to keep and bear arms to individuals--is over. I usually interpret this assertion to mean that these folks would like for the debate to be over since five right-wing justices on the Supreme Court have ruled in favor of this position." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: No, it is over (except for the fact that rights in the BoR are not "granted" they are protected). In Heller v. DC ALL NINE Justices agreed that it protects an individual right! Justices Souter, Ginsberg and Breyer concurred with Justice Stevens' dissent which opens with:
The question presented by this case is not whether the Second Amendment protects a "collective right" or an "individual right." Surely it protects a right that can be enforced by individuals. But a conclusion that the Second Amendment protects an individual right does not tell us anything about the scope of that right.
 

NRA Gunning For More Than Just Right To Bear Arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"When the Obama administration announced plans to halt the domestic sale of most elephant ivory, the [NRA] urged its members to mobilize against the ban."

"While the NRA said it agreed with the goal of ending endangered elephant poaching, it warned that something far more important was at stake: 'This is another attempt by this anti-gun administration to ban firearms,' the organization asserted ..."

"When it comes to defending gun rights, no issue is seemingly too obscure for the NRA — not even the ivory trade. ..." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Especially since, as this article points out, the bill would prevent the sale of any firearm less than 100 years old that has even the slightest amount of ivory in it (sight bead anyone?).
 

82 Anti-Gun House Democrats Urge Obama to Expand Gun Import Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"This story is via the NRA-ILA,"

"On Wednesday, 82 members of the United States House of Representatives sent President Barack Obama a letter asking him to have the [ATF] expand its ban on the importation of semi-automatic firearms and parts for such firearms (see related story)."

"As reported by the Washington Times on Thursday, “'he letter asks that the administration ban the import of high-capacity weapons (sic), as well the frame or receiver of military-style weapons and the practice of importing the guns in parts and then assembling them in the country, among other items.'" ...
 

Guns galore won't make military bases safer: Our view
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"The mass shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, last week and the Washington Navy Yard last year have Congress all astir, arguing whether troops should be allowed to carry weapons on domestic military bases. They typically can't now, except when they're training."

"If troops can carry firearms to defend themselves in combat zones, some lawmakers ask, why not here at home, where they might be able to stop deranged shooters?" ...

"The overriding concern of those who wrote the rule was safety — the idea that ubiquitous guns, mixed with young soldiers in stressful conditions, could lead not just to accidental shootings but also to fistfights escalating to gunfire, or to more suicides, which already plague the military." ...
 

Daily Digest: Cost Of A Casket Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"... Kansas legislators passed a bill last Saturday that would seem to encourage the practice of open carry in that state. Open carry is already legal in Kansas, but HB 2578 reinforces that with a state level preemption, saying that cities and counties are prohibited from adopting or enforcing regulations regarding firearms, and further prohibits any regulations relating to federal firearms licensees that are more restrictive than similar regulations regarding the sale of any other commercial goods. The new law specifically and categorically nullifies any ordinances, resolutions or regulations already in place prior to the effective date of the bill. Read on for one of the more ridiculous Lockdowns in recent memory . . ." ...
 

Charlton Heston Gets a Postage Stamp
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"At a ceremony in Hollywood, those who knew him said the star of 'Ben Hur' and the original 'Planet of the Apes' was unafraid of stirring political controversy."

"Charlton Heston, the movie star, political activist and former head of the National Rifle Association, got his own postage stamp on Friday, unveiled at a ceremony at the historic Chinese Theatre in Hollywood." ...

"The speakers, who included son Fraser Heston, ... didn't shy from noting that Heston's political activism was sometimes controversial."

"Several reminisced about Heston picketing against segregation in 1961 and marching with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in 1963, when it took courage to do so, and remarked about his passionate support of the NRA." ...
 

OH: 92 Year Old WW2 Vet and Armed Wife Chase Off Armed Robber – “I Was Gonna Work Him Over Real Good” (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"I can only hope I’m this much of a badass when I’m in my 90′s ..."

"Robert Kelly Jr., age 25 told Ruby and Hugh Mathis, an elderly couple in their 90′s that he had been accepted at a college and needed to use their phone. The couple knew Kelly from odd jobs he did around the neighborhood."

"Once inside Kelly’s true motives were revealed and he pulled a knife on Hugh Mathis and demanded money. Mathis had a response for him alright. ..."
"'He stuck the knife out there and said 'Give me your money,' and I said 'You go to hell!' Hugh Mathis said."
"That’s when Ruby Mathis emerged from the bedroom wielding a gun and Kelly took off running. Based on Hugh’s next comments, it sounds like he made the right decision," ...
 

FAA Closes Airspace Over Federal Lands Near Bundy Ranch
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"The FAA has closed airspace over BLM (Bureau of Land Management) lands near the Bundy Ranch in Nevada." ...

"This is supposed to be to protect government air traffic from increasing civilian air traffic in the area. This only closes air traffic at altitudes of 0-3000ft, however that is the airspace media aircraft regularly operate in to get good video/photos." ...
 

The Cliven Bundy Standoff: Wounded Knee Revisited?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
So the [BLM has] mobilized an army to protect hired thieves who have come to steal the Bundy family’s cattle with the ultimate purpose of driving him from the land."

"Their objective is not to protect the desert tortoise, but to punish a defiant property owner ... This potentially murderous aggression is being celebrated by Progressives as a worthy effort to make dangerous radicals 'feel the superior power of the Government.'"

"For more than two decades, Bundy has defied the federal land management bureaucracy, and his continued resistance could catalyze a general revolt against their designs for the western United States. " ...
 

Bundy Ranch: Cliven Bundy Feels He Is Being Pushed Off His Land For Refusing To Sell (videos available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"The Nevada range war at the Bundy Ranch appears to have far more facets to the story than merely the fate of cattle grazing on public land. ... Protesters from a multitude of states have converged upon the area to register not only their disgust at what has transpired against Bundy personally, but at the possible cow and calf deaths ... and the established of 'free speech zones.'" ...

"... When discussing with [family friend Shawna] Cox on the scene reports from local news agencies and investigative facts unearthed by supporters, she confirmed claims that Cliven and Carol had refused to sell their land to real estate developers prior to the cease and desist order from the Bureau of Land Management." ...
 

Cliven Bundy and Eric Holder's 'Rule of Law'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
... "A fellow at Forbes by name of David Blackmon offers a level-headed analysis, filed in a different cabinet as it were, of what many consider to be the by-and-large unreported substance of the enmities:"
"The dispute in question goes back to 1993, when the BLM cut the grazing rights of the rancher in question, Mr. Cliven Bundy, from a herd of thousands of head of cattle to one of no more than 150 head ... Most mainstream news media reports on this story naturally did not inform their readers of this fact, or of the fact that this tiny herd allotment would be spread over the 158,000 acres of land to which Bundy held the grazing rights."
"Thus, by effectively slaughtering the bulk of Bundy’s herd ... BLM can be understood by reasoning folk to have attempted to run Bundy -- and other ranchers -- off the land entirely. ..." ...
 

KY: NRA endorses McConnell in Kentucky GOP primary
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell now has an endorsement to go with his gun."

"The National Rifle Association's political action committee announced Friday it has endorsed McConnell in the May 20 Republican primary. McConnell made headlines last month when he appeared at the Conservative Political Action Conference waving a rifle over his head. The rifle was a lifetime achievement award McConnell presented to U.S. Sen. Tom Coburn of Oklahoma." ...

"The Gun Owners of America has endorsed McConnell's GOP primary challenger Matt Bevin."
 

CA: Anti-Gun California Senator Gets Ripped By His Colleagues, Lawyers Over Dumb Anti-Gun Bill (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"It’s like there is a line of uninformed California lawmakers just waiting their turn to introduce some unconstitutional, POS anti-gun bill. Seriously, ... they’ve apparently resorted to proposing bills to make already illegal activities illegal. Wait, what?"

"Assemblyman Luis Alejo proposes a bill that would make it illegal for a California resident to purchase a firearm outside of California and then bring it into California without properly transferring it through an FFL."

"Well, federal law has covered this for handguns for a long time and California already has their own laws regarding the transfer of firearms, so the Assemblyman ... is literally introducing legislation to make an illegal activity more illegal." ...
 

FL: Over sheriffs' objections, House approves bill to allow concealed weapons during emergencies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Evacuations caused by hurricanes, toxic spills and riots could be grounds for legal gun owners to conceal their weapons in public, according to a bill backed by the National Rifle Association that passed the Florida House 80-36."

"'The bells of liberty are surely ringing throughout Florida today,' said Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen, R-Fort Myers, the bill sponsor. 'We are making sure that no Floridian in lawful possession of a firearm must leave it behind while evacuating in an officially declared state of emergency.'" ...
 

Air Marshal director stepping down amid agency gun scheme probe
Submitted by: Anonymous

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

 
"The director of the Federal Air Marshal Service is retiring after being investigated for his role in an alleged operation to acquire guns for officials' personal use, FoxNews.com has learned."

"Director Robert Bray's home was raided in December in connection with the ongoing probe, according to sources and documents. Law enforcement and congressional sources told FoxNews.com that Bray's recently announced retirement, which is effective in June, is directly related to the investigation." ...

"But Bray allegedly is among several officials who were obtaining weapons through this operation."

"The probe stems from whistleblower accusations involving federal Air Marshal supervisor Danny Poulos. ..." ...
 

The Truth About Gun Trusts: An Attorney’s Perspective
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"Back in January, TTAG posted a piece by FirearmConcierge on gun trusts. The author works as a gun dealer and has published several posts about firearms retail, pricing, and the business side of guns. The post we respond to today is 'The Truth About Gun Trusts – and How Attorneys Lie to Get Your Money.' Although the author makes several accurate points—some about misleading advertising and another about the poor quality of trusts from gun dealers—the piece is primarily saturated with false statements . . ."

"To clear up a few points:" ...
 

You *Wish* Your “Grassroots” Organization Was as Big…
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"On Saturday night I was a guest of TTAG and Dan Zimmerman at a local event. His wife, my wife and other like-minded folk attended a Friends of the NRA dinner where hundreds of gun nuts get together and place bids on donated items. One of my clients, Mid America Arms, was in attendance offering their FFL services to make sure winners of firearms passed the appropriate background checks before taking possession of their rifles, pistols and shotguns . . ." ...
 

NJ: 'A well-regulated militia' guards against tyranny (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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

 
"In response to the April 9 letter to the editor, 'Right to bear arms is not without limits,' I would like to emphasize that the Second Amendment is about 'we the people,' not 'we the government.'"

"The people have a right to form and self-regulate a militia, not the government."

"People do not sign up or enlist in a militia, as they would with military service."

"A militia can be a group of concerned citizens, a veterans organization, etc., regulated by the people to protect the people from government tyranny or a president who chooses to bypass Congress, as the Obama administration chooses to do." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
...to disarm the people - that was the best and most effectual way to enslave them. — George Mason, 3 Elliot, Debates at 380.

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

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

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

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