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NY: NYPD braces for 'wilding' gang violence in Times Square on Easter
Submitted by: D. Smith

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... "Police say the Easter Day 'wilding' started years ago but became especially violent in 2010, when hundreds of gang members attended the annual auto show at the Javits Center, then conducted gang initiations in Times Square."

"Two women were shot during the sprawling brawl, two other people were wounded and several police officers injured. More than 50 people were arrested." ...

"The police "are here to protect us, that's the bottom line," said Al Centrella of Hempstead, who was in the area with his wife to see a show."
 

Naples gun acquittal shows disturbing trend in federal prosecutions
Submitted by: David Codrea
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"Of significance was the government’s key witness, 'a twice-convicted felon with a lengthy rap sheet who has earned at least $87,000 from the government over the past few years, including $7,500 for this case,' the report reveals. 'Jurors weren’t told the star witness’ convictions involved murder, attempted murder and assault in aid of racketeering.'”
 

DOD memo outlines authority for sale or destruction of expended cartridge brass
Submitted by: David Codrea
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"These specifics directly address original questions posed by Gun Rights Examiner that were sidestepped when for-the-record comments were requested, and would indicate the direction the installations are following comes straight from the Pentagon."
 

IN: Gun Rights Rally-Valpo Indiana
Submitted by: Jeff S.

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The price of liberty is to be eternally vigilant, William Morgan told those gathered Saturday at a Second Amendment support rally.

"Servitude is the consequence if you're not vigilant," Morgan said. "The Second Amendment is the keystone to the Bill of Rights."

Many in attendance carried their rifles or firearms, while others stood near the street holding brightly colored signs supporting the Second Amendment.
 

TX: Tough neighborhood? Here's a free gun
Submitted by: D. Smith

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A Texas organization is raising money to buy guns for residents in high-crime areas and single women who may be vulnerable to attack.

The Armed Citizen Project, based in Houston, also has operations in Tucson, Ariz., near the site of a 2011 shooting that killed six and injured 13, including former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

According to its website, the group is also organizing efforts in Dallas, Indianapolis, Chicago and Detroit, and is seeking volunteers in other cities to help equip qualified citizens with 20-gauge shotguns.

People who accept a gun must pass a background check and complete a safety training course. In addition, they must have lived at their current address for at least a year.
 

NY: NYSRPA files 2nd Amendment civil rights lawsuit against City of New York
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has filed suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York challenging the constitutionality of Title 38 of the Rules of the City of New York. NYSRPA believes that 38 RCNY infringes upon the Second Amendment by denying the specifically enumerated civil right to possess and carry a firearm for personal defense as well as completely prohibiting residents from practicing safe gun handling at a firearms range or participating in shooting events located outside the borders of the City of New York.
 

NY: SU to host another debate on New York's gun laws
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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Syracuse University will hold another discussion on New York’s gun laws at 7 p.m. on Friday. The discussion is another installment of the Campbell Debates, hosted by the Alan K. Campbell Public Affairs Institute at Syracuse University’s Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs. The debate uses a style adapted from the Oxford Union debates, which asks opposing sides to defend their stance on a political issue. The audience can ask questions and will vote in the end to see which side prevails.
 

NY: Local officials address the NY SAFE Act
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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It didn’t take long for the concerned calls to start coming in. Ever since the creation of the NY SAFE Act in January, the office of Allegany County Sheriff Rick Whitney has been inundated with questions pertaining to the controversial gun control legislation. Is my firearm now classified as an assault weapon? Am I going to be suddenly breaking the law for simply owning my gun? How many rounds can I place in my magazine? Is someone going to take away my right to defend myself? Sheriff Whitney and U.S. Rep. Tom Reed, R-Corning, addressed those questions and more in an informational presentation to area sportsmen Thursday night at the Wellsville Fire Hall.
 

CT: 'Grandfather clause' in Connecticut gun bill angers Sandy Hook families
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Lawmakers and families of the victims of the deadly shootings last year at a Connecticut elementary school were divided Monday over reported compromise legislation that would ban some but not all high-capacity ammunition magazines in the state.

The Courant quoted legislative leaders Monday as saying their measure would ban the sale of magazines able to handle more than 10 bullets.

But in a compromise, the lawmakers said the bill would include a "grandfather clause" allowing people who already own such magazines to keep them, The Courant reported.

 

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VA: Calvert County police investigate fatal attempted home invasion
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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What police are calling an attempted home invasion at the Huntingtown home of a retired D.C. police officer ended with one of the suspects dead and another on the run.

“The gunshots were four or five at first,” says Kathy Rhoads, a neighbor. “Everyone came out.”

Residents in the tight-knit community are on edge after they say two men with baseball bats tried to invade a neighbor's house late Easter Sunday. The retired officer shot and killed one of the suspects.

“The homeowner was in fear for his life,” says Lt. Jones with the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office. “He was acting in self-defense.”
 

GA: Small town may require gun ownership for residents
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In a nod to the Kennesaw law requiring gun ownership that passed thirty years ago, the small town of Nelson is poised to pass a similar law at Tuesday's City Council meeting. Heads of households will be "required" to own a gun, but exceptions will be made for the disabled, felons, and anyone who opposes the use of firearms. Supporters openly admit it won't be enforced, because it's more of a political statement.

"No one is going to knock on your door and say do you have a gun, it's just to make the people of Nelson feel comfortable, to have a gun to protect themselves," said council member Edith Portillo.
 

SAF sues Nebraska over carry prohibition for resident aliens
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a motion for injunctive relief against Nebraska officials over a statutory prohibition that prevents non-citizens legally residing in the state from obtaining a concealed carry permit.

SAF filed the lawsuit on behalf of 68-year-old Carlos Nino De Rivera Lajous, a Mexican citizen who has been legally residing in Lincoln since 1990. SAF is joined in the action by the Nebraska Firearms Owners Association. Defendants in the lawsuit are Nebraska Attorney General Jon Bruning and David Sankey, superintendent of the Nebraska State Patrol, both in their official capacities.
 

FL: Off-Duty Officer Shoots Alleged Armed Robber
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A local off-duty police officer found himself in a dangerous situation this weekend. He was meeting a man he found through Craigslist.com, to look at a computer.

When the man allegedly tried to rob him, the officer shot the man twice in self-defense.

Now investigators are spreading a word of caution to those using on-line web-sites to make purchases.
 

Rifle Roundup: Comparing Pistol-Caliber Carbines
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Pistol caliber AR-15-style rifles have been around for decades, and there are now a number of different offerings. Not only is pistol ammunition cheaper than rifle ammunition, I have yet to hear of a range that didn’t allow the use of pistol caliber carbines. These guns also have a utility beyond that of simple target shooting, namely self-defense. Depending on the caliber and load, you’ll see an extra 100 to 300 fps boost when firing pistol ammo out of a carbine-length barrel.
 

The Preckwinkle Tax
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It is the brainstorm of the president of the County Board, Toni Preckwinkle. It will levy $25 for “on each gun sale in suburban Cook County.” At the rate at which guns seem to be flying off the shelves the idea is that this tax will bring in a sizable chunk of change.

The Preckwinkle Tax applies only to the Second Amendment. But the significance of the measure is that it opens up the question of whether our governments in need of money can tap into the full Bill of Rights. If, after all, one can tax the right to keep and bear arms, imagine what one could do with the right to freely exercise one’s religion that is vouchsafed in the First Amendment. How about $10 every time someone says a prayer.
 

5 Reasons Why It’s Better to Be a Victim than a Vigilante
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Most gun owners would agree that the Second Amendment is not so much about self-defense as it is about protecting the rights of hunters and sportsmen to keep and bear arms.

“The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is to hunt and shoot clay pigeons,” said Thomas Jefferson, during the signing of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.

More recently, other important and credible politicians have reminded us that hunting is what our right to keep and bear arms is all about.
 

Guns Save Lives
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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We all know that guns can cost lives because the media repeat this message endlessly, as if we could not figure it out for ourselves. But even someone who reads newspapers regularly and watches numerous television newscasts may never learn that guns also save lives-- much less see any hard facts comparing how many lives are lost and how many are saved.
 

WI: Let’s enact sensible gun restrictions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I’m disgusted with the inane responses made by gun addicts in defense of their supposed rights to buy, sell, trade and possess any firearm they please — at any time or any place.

I doubt the Second Amendment confers such freedom and anonymity. Many of our other freedoms outlined in the Bill of Rights come with limits.
 

ND: Dalrymple to decide on emergency gun bill
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Governor Jack Dalrymple will now decide if he should join other states in banning governors from regulating guns during natural disasters.

The North Dakota legislature passed a bill that prevents the Governor, state agency, or any political subdivision from prohibiting gun possession during a declared emergency. The bill also protects citizens from the confiscation of their firearms during a disaster. The measure is in response to what happened in New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Many residents armed themselves to protect their lives and property and the local police department decided only law enforcement could have guns.
 

CA: California lawmakers consider regulating, taxing ammunition
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Gun control advocates in Sacramento are putting a new twist on an old NRA slogan: "Guns don't kill people -- bullets kill people."

Democratic lawmakers are pushing like never before to regulate or tax ammunition sales. They say the logic is simple: A firearm is nothing but an expensive paperweight without ammunition.

"We regulated gun sales because of our concern about safety, (so) by logical extension we should do so with bullets," said state Assemblywoman Nancy Skinner, D-Berkeley, whose AB48 will be heard Tuesday by the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
 

TN: Student Self-Defense Bill Edges Toward Approval
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A bill that would allow students in the state’s public schools to defend themselves if attacked is up for consideration Monday in the Tennessee House.

Republican Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver of Lancaster introduced the bill. She says current zero-tolerance policies mean every student involved in an on campus altercation faces expulsion. Weaver says her measure would allow students to defend themselves, or step in to help another student being assaulted.
 

Can't grab guns while border on fire
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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America’s southern border is practically a war zone, as Mexican cartels wreak a reign of terror on both sides of the Rio Grande, claims the National Rifle Association – hardly the time for Barack Obama and his cronies in Congress to be restricting Americans’ rights to self-defense.

In a new video featuring testimony from sheriffs and ranchers along the southern border, NRA President Wayne LaPierre warns the gun-control agenda of America’s left doesn’t just threaten the Second Amendment right to bear arms, but also threatens the country’s national security.
 

Left's continuing war on women
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The New York Times caused a sensation with its kazillion-word, March 17 article by Michael Luo on the failures of state courts to get guns out of the hands of men in domestic violence situations.

The main purpose of the article was to tweak America’s oldest civil rights organization, the National Rifle Association, for opposing some of the more rash anti-gun proposals being considered by state legislatures, such as allowing courts to take away a person’s firearms on the basis of a temporary restraining order.

It’s a new position for liberals to oppose the rights of the accused. Usually the Times is demanding that even convicted criminals be given voting rights, light sentences, sex-change operations and vegan meals in prison.
 

AZ: Board lifts weapons ban for county employees
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The supervisors voted 3-2 Monday to remove a ban on county employees bringing guns into the administration building.

At the first board meeting without an X-ray machine and a metal detector at the entrance to the administration building, District 5 Sup. Steve Moss’ motion simply did not forbid employees from bringing a gun into the building.

District 2 Sup. Hildy Angius, who voted against removing the ban, said she struggled with the issue and, by checking with other counties, said Mohave County would be the only county in Arizona that would allow employees with weapons.
 

Global Gun Grab on Track Following UN Arms Trade Treaty Conference
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Joe Wolverton, II, J.D., who covered the UN Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) conference for The New American, warns after the end of the conference on Friday, March 28, that the global gun grab is on track. Though there was no consensus vote on the treaty, the treaty will be submitted to the General Assembly for a vote, and U.S. President Barack Obama has indicated he will sign it and submit it to the U.S. Senate for ratification.
 

AK: Alaska seeks to woo Colorado gun company
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Alaska is making its pitch to woo a Colorado company that has threatened to leave that state over new restrictions on firearms.

Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper last week signed bills that require background checks for private and online gun sales and ban ammunition magazines that hold more than 15 rounds. Magpul Industries, which manufactures firearms accessories and ammunition magazines, said on its Facebook page that it would have "no choice" but to leave if the magazine bill was signed, causing an opening for states eager to prove they're more gun-friendly, like Alaska.
 

WA: Number of concealed handgun permits on rise in Whatcom County
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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If you ask Harwin Gamez-Mendoza, pistol sales have cooled off.

Eight months ago, in the days after a gunman killed 12 people at a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., the Bellingham Trading Post sold so many handguns the shelves were bare, said Gamez-Mendoza, a burly Venezuelan expatriate employed at the store, 5250 Guide Meridian.

Now, even though pistol sales seem to be returning to a more regular clip, the number of people getting concealed carry licenses steadily continues to swell.
 

WA: Gun shop readies to open next week in Clinton
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Next week if all goes as planned South Whidbey residents looking for a rifle or handgun won’t have to go to Oak Harbor or the mainland.

Whidbey Arms is opening at Ken’s Korner Mall under the ownership of Freeland resident Jim Childers.

“We’ll be opening Wednesday or Thursday,” he said as workers pieced together display cases, furniture and the security system.
 

CT: Legislation Guarantees Connecticut Joins New York in Gutting the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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In response to the tragic events that took place in Sandy Hook last December, Connecticut legislative leaders from both parties came together to form the Bipartisan Task Force on Gun Violence Prevention and Children’s Safety.

The 50 member super-committee was split into three separate working groups, each tasked with developing recommendations aimed at reducing gun violence, enhancing school safety and increasing access to mental health care in Connecticut.
 

AK: Amendment to Chenault's Gun Bill Draws Criticism
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HB69, by House Speaker Mike Chenault, would make any future federal laws that ban assault weapons or require gun owners to register their weapons unenforceable in Alaska.

The Senate Judiciary Committee removed the bill's most contentious section, which would have made it a felony for federal officers to enforce certain new gun regulations in the state.
 

PA: Perkasie considers anti-gun control resolution
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Perkasie Councilman Justin Stottlar wants the borough to go the same route that New Britain went last month, and pass a resolution to preserve the Second Amendment of the Constitution and oppose new gun control legislation.

Stottlar said at Monday night’s council meeting that he’d been attending many gun rights rallies in the past few months and has been concerned about the recent national gun control debate.
 

FL: Robinson's anti-gun column sensationalistic
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Eugene Robinson’s Sunday column, “Standing up to the NRA,” is typical sensationalistic reporting from the liberal press and anti-gunners.

He and the press call three rifles, two handguns, one shotgun and ammunition an arsenal. If that is an arsenal, then most avid hunters and serious shooting sports participants are in real trouble, as most have larger “arsenals” than what was found in the home of Adam Lanza, the Newtown, Conn., shooter.
 

FL: Florida background checks for gun purchases nears 300,000 first three months of 2013
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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South Florida gun store owners say they've never seen anything like it — people flocking to their shops for firearms and ammunition.

In the first three months of the year, the Florida Department of Law Enforcement got nearly 300,000 requests for background checks for potential gun owners statewide. That's more than 100,000 checks above the same period last year and almost the total number of checks in 2004. Regional data was not available.
 

A proposal to restore the original federalism of our Constitution
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The Beaufort County Board of Commissioners, being the first in the nation, called for just such a constitutional convention to consider buttressing the meaning of the Second and Tenth Amendments. The Second on the right to bear arms, and the Tenth addressing the issue spoken to above about the abridgment of the original compact of the federalistic relationship between the national and state governments.

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Frank Mele, writing in the Montana Daily Inter Lake newspaper offers s very specific suggestion for how the federalistic relationship can be re-defined in what he characterizes as the Restoration Amendment. We commend it to your consideration. He proposes:
 

Irrational fixation on rights may doom our keeping and bearing
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The compendium of things Congress does have the power to do is article I, section 8 of the Constitution. In those 18 clauses, I count 60 separate powers. If a power does not reside among those 60, it doesn't exist. Try as I might, I cannot find among the 60 a power to regulate the civilian ownership of firearms.
 

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