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 693 active visitors Monday, May 25, 2020
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
1557 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

 

 

 

NYSRPA files lawsuit against NYC over pistol license fees
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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

 
"The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association (NYSRPA) in conjunction with the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) have filed suit against the City of New York over the fees charged by the New York City Police Department for the costs associated with the processing of pistol license applications."

"NYSRPA believes that both the City and State of New York violate the Equal Protection Clause of the 14th Amendment by requiring the payment of fees as a prerequisite for the lawful exercise of the specifically enumerated individual civil right to keep and bear arms as guaranteed by the 2nd Amendment." ...
 

SAF Files Federal Lawsuit against New York and Bloomberg over Gun Permit Fees
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"The Second Amendment Foundation today filed a federal civil rights lawsuit against New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg that alleges New York City’s $340 fee for a permit to keep a handgun in the home is 'excessive and…impermissibly burdens the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms.'" ...
 

BREAKING: Bellevue v. Bloomberg as SAF sues over ‘excessive’ NYC gun permit fee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"The Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation has once again flexed its legal muscle on the far side of the country, suing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, the City of New York and New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman in federal court over the city’s excessively-high permit fee simply to keep a handgun at home." ...
 

Issa ATF subpoena commands Melson to appear, produce documents
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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

 
"You are hereby commanded to be and appear before the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform..." ...
-------

Submitter's note: Copy of actual document included.
 

HBO Documentary Gun Fight “Examines the Complex Issues Surrounding Gun Ownership in the U.S.”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"I found out about this 90-minute Gun Fight HBO doc through a Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence Tweet, leading to their Facebook page, leading to this picture of gun control advocate and Virginia Tech survivor Colin Goddard towering over Oscar-winning documentary producer Barbara Kopple, standing in front of a movie poster that revealed HBO's patronage, leading to HBO's Gun Fight micro-site. Apparently, the film 'investigates the complex issues surrounding gun ownership in the U.S.' So more gun control advocacy dressed-up as a documentary. Right? . . ."

"Dunno. ..." ...
 

When in Doubt (Liberals) Make Stuff Up.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Doubt me? Well, let’s take a look at Exhibit A, a little ditty over on PoliticusUSA.com, entitled The NRA Says the Right to Not Be Murdered by Lunatics is Bizarre." ...
 

Getting Inside Cops' Heads
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Most folks who haven’t done the police job just don’t seem to understand how cops think. Generations of Hollywood interpretations seem to have given the public a terribly skewed image of the police profession."

"It helps to read what articulate longtime cops have committed to writing about their job. ..." ...
 

The Pen is Mightier Than The Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"BFA's Gerard Valentino recently published an excellent article on the 100th birthday of the 1911. Enjoying this article, while at the same time wishing BFA's Linda Walker better luck running for the NRA Board of Directors than I had, reminded me of the 2008 NRA convention in Louisville. This was a special time for me, as the NRA was giving me recognition for my legal work at this meeting. Additionally, SB184 was on the cusp of passage by the Ohio House. What a pleasant long weekend – gun convention, meeting up with friends I usually only relate to online and Ohio was about to adopt a substantial gun rights bill." ...
 

Gun control laws do not serve their intended purpose
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
... "Gun control advocates assert that fewer guns will make for safer communities. However, the facts tell a drastically different tale."

"According to Gun Owners of America, firearms are used 2.5 million times a year in self-defense. This means guns are used approximately 80 times more often to protect the lives of citizens than to take them. Laws allowing individuals to carry concealed weapons reduced the rate of murder by 8.5 percent, rape by 5 percent, aggravated assault by 7 percent and robbery by 3 percent in the states in which they were enacted." ...
 

Media Matters’ Potentially Lethal Distortions on Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Everyone wants to keep guns away from criminals, but gun control advocates, such as Media Matters, don’t want to acknowledge that there are costs to disarming law-abiding citizens. Lately Media Matters has particularly been incensed that anyone would point out that the vast majority of denials from Brady Act background checks involve so-called 'false positives' — law-abiding citizens incorrectly being identified as banned individuals." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Give Your Wife a Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Wow! Women and guns! Who’d a thunk it! Anyone with a half a brain, really. Common sense suggests that women are inherently more likely to be a target for assault, rape and murder than men. Oh wait. Did I say common sense? I meant to say statistical evidence. The [BJS] has a handy chart ... listing the gender of victims of violent crimes (rape, robbery, simple and aggravated assault) from 1973 to 2008. While the gap has narrowed considerably (and the overall rate has declined dramatically), women have been more at risk than men for the last 35 years. Anyway, this post isn’t another tired retread of the idea of women taking control of their own armed self-defense. This is about you forcing her to take control of your mutual self-defense . . ." ...
 

Young Man Control - The next step in the liberal campaign against violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Liberals could not prove their argument that the Tucson shootings were caused by the violent words of conservatives. Liberals then changed their argument: The Tucson shootings were caused by the violent possessions of conservatives. That is, the shootings were caused by private ownership of firearms." ...
 

Plain Dealer reporter takes Ohio concealed carry class; turns from fear to confidence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Yet another journalist for an Ohio news organization has taken a concealed handgun course and come away impressed."

"Cleveland Plain Dealer writer Andrea Simakis attended a class in Euclid, Ohio, and wrote about her experience in an article entitled 'From gun-shy to gun-savvy: Weapons-handling class turns fear into confidence.'" ...
 

Allow firearms across state lines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"The conclusions drawn by your March 31 editorial, 'Smart gun laws 30 years overdue,' are as misguided as the parallel between your understanding of the Second Amendment and gay marriage." ...
 

90% of Guns Number Disappears from News Stories
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Just a few months ago a quick review of news stories about the Mexican drug cartels would quote the false statistic that 90% of the firearms used by these gangs come from the United States."

"State Department documents cracked by WikiLeaks show that the government has long known that the 90% number is a lie."

"And yet Secretary of State Clinton has quoted this misinformation in speeches. Even the President has propagated this mistruth." ...
 

Evidence shows benefits of regulating magazine size
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"In the April 3 Conversations section, Bill Dowden ('Staying safe while preserving rights') says that regulating how many rounds can be in a magazine would not save lives. He has construed the facts to fit his own beliefs. In Arizona there would have been many fewer victims if the shooter had stopped to reload sooner, as that is when the brave people jumped him." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Actually he was jumped when he fumbled a reload. Now if he had only had 10 round mags, would he have practiced reloading? Would he have kept track of rounds fired and reloaded before he was dry? One instance does not 'evidence' make.
 

U.S. guns flow across border
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"According to the latest figures, some 75 percent of the estimated 30,000 drug war murders in Mexico last year were linked to firearms bought in the U.S. In most states, it is legal to buy guns with only a criminal background check. Beyond that, the law has no control over who subsequently might possess those firearms or how they are used. One U.S. citizen recently bought a bundle of AK-47s at a gun show, and then in plain sight handed them over to a Mexican national." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Must have been an ATF agent . . .
 

Crackdown urged on high-capacity magazines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Two years and a day after she was first regarded as a heroine, Shirley DeLucia broke her silence."

"In a written statement Monday, the receptionist who called 911 from underneath her desk after she was shot in the abdomen during the American Civic Association massacre urged Congress to pass a law banning high-capacity ammunition magazines, such as the one used by shooter Jiverly Wong in 2009." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: And just how, precisely, does cowering under a desk qualify one as a heroine?
 

TERROR AT BESLAN: Go behind the scenes of one of the most gruesome terrorist attacks in modern history
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"On September 1, 2004, terrorists seized a school in the town of Beslan, Russia, and took more than 1,100 people hostage, including 777 children."

"They herded their victims into a small, sweltering gymnasium and, over the next three days, beat, tortured, and raped them."

"Russian security forces finally stormed the school, setting off a chaotic battle. After a series of explosions, fire engulfed the building. In the end, over 300 hostages died, including 186 children."

"Now you can experience this horrific event moment-by-moment, with graphic details, video, and never-before-seen photos. And you'll discover why an attack just like this could happen - and probably will happen - to a school here in the United States." ...
 

Federal cover-ups & Gunwalker Scandal: The Waco precedent as detailed by "The F.L.I.R. Project" documentary & David Hardy's "This Is Not An Assault."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
... "The first great federal law enforcement scandal of modern memory was the immolation of 80 Branch Davidians on 19 April 1993 by the FBI. Like the Gunwalker scandal there was government generated evidence which seemed damning. So damning in fact that special care had to be taken to discredit the evidence. The best source on this is 'This Is Not An Assault: Penetrating the Web of Official Lies Regarding the Waco Incident. by David Hardy with Rex Kimball." ...
 

An important warning from "An Anonymous Federal Employee": "Their desire to escape responsibility for acting at all at this time . . . is powerful."
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"I suggest that before you read this post, you read the previous one on the Waco coverup and David Hardy's book 'This Is Not An Assault.' In fact, the post on Waco was suggested to both me and David Codrea by someone who wishes to be referred to as 'an anonymous federal employee.'"

"His caution below underscores the Waco coverup lesson, as he commented in the preface email to us:"
"'The reason is that the Congress makes decisions based on politics, not facts.'" ...
 

‘Project Gunwalker’ reporters to receive freedom award
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Always on the make for the 'show case' case to justify their existence and requests for ever increasing budgets,' Lt. Col. Robert K. Brown writes about ATF management in the June Soldier of Fortune magazine, 'this travesty, named 'Project Gun Runner' ranks right up there with their wretched blunders at Waco and Ruby Ridge, along with the recent attempt to entrap Laotian freedom fighters. ATF spokesmen lamely justify such stupidity, saying they were trying to use this smuggling effort as a means to bring down a major cartel. Though they never explain 'how' giving the cartels small arms would result in their demise.'" ...
 

'Fast and Furious' White House gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
... "But now, shocking revelations that grow bigger every day completely undercut the argument for additional restrictions. In fact, they illuminate bureaucratic arrogance, recklessness and hypocrisy of the highest order in the hallways of the Obama administration – including the spreading stench of a massive cover-up."

"As it turns out, BATF was already aware of efforts by shady characters to undertake mass gun purchases in border states – because law-abiding gun dealers reported the attempted purchases voluntarily. But BATF agents acting on 'orders from Washington' encouraged gun dealers to complete these transactions against the dealers' better judgment. ..." ...
 

River of Guns Flowing to Mexico… from the ATF?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s recent visit to the United States has refreshed the debate about the alleged “river of guns” that is flowing into Mexico from the United States. Calderon has called for a renewal of the highly ineffective Clinton era assault weapons ban as a means of decreasing violence in his country." ...
 

Former federal anti-drug agency director thinks AG knew of 'Project Gunwalker'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"About two weeks ago, President Obama told Univision reporter Jorge Ramos that neither he nor Attorney General Eric Holder had authorized the 'gunwalking' aspect of 'Operation Fast and Furious' ... and indeed, that they hadn't even known about that aspect of it. ..." ...

"Now, a former director of the El Paso Intelligence Center (EPIC) ... is expressing his own suspicions about what Holder knew, and when he knew it. From the Daily Caller:" ...
 

Mexico President Calderon Blaming Wrong Country
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Blaming America for Mexico’s problems has been something of a national pastime for Mexican politicians for many years. True to tradition, Mexican president Felipe Calderon has been blaming Mexico’s astronomically high murder rate on Americans who buy drugs and who sell guns, rather than on the Mexican drug cartels who commit a vastly disproportionate share of those murders, and the historic corruption in Mexico, from which the wicked cartels have spawned." ...
 

Senate to Consider Bill Allowing Obama-Packing Scheme
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Shortly, the U.S. Senate will consider legislation to take a number of key gun-related offices in the Department of Justice and remove them from the requirement of Senate confirmation. The legislation is sponsored by anti-gun zealot Charles Schumer (D-NY) and weak-kneed Republican Lamar Alexander (R-TN)."

"S. 679 would give Barack Obama the ability to fill major gun-related Department of Justice slots with anti-gun partisans, without the pesky inconvenience of having to comply with the Constitution’s requirements for Senate confirmation." ...
 

IN: Ind. House votes to bar employers from asking about guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Employers would be specifically prohibited from asking about their employees' guns under legislation approved 80-17 Tuesday by the Republican-controlled Indiana House."

"Senate Bill 411, which now goes to the governor, bars an employer from asking an employee or prospective employee about whether that person owns, stores, transports or uses firearms or ammunition — unless that person uses a gun as part of his or her job." ...
 

WV: Dunbar approves settlement for woman victimized by officer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Dunbar City Council has approved a $157,000 settlement for a woman who sued the city after she was victimized by a former Dunbar police officer." ...

"Former Dunbar police officer Raymond O. Conley was sentenced to a year in federal prison last April for violating Runnion's civil rights. He used his position as a police officer to coerce Runnion to have sex." ...
 

WA: Olympia agrees to pay woman Tasered at city jail
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"The city of Olympia has reached a $260,000 settlement with Cynthia Brown, who was illegally strip-searched and shot with a Taser in the city jail in 2008." ...
 

IL: Arrested man turns down $25,000 from city, gets $100,000 from jury
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"A federal jury awarded a South Side man $100,000 Monday in a lawsuit against the city alleging he was beaten by Chicago Police officers who planted drugs on him." ...

"'Juries have believed him twice now,' said one of Williams’ attorneys, Brendan Shiller, adding that the city rejected a $25,000 settlement offer and opted to go to trial." [emphasis added] ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Apparently Chicago PD is implementing a "never settle" policy on lawsuits. So in this case that policy will cost city taxpayers $75K plus lawyers' fees.
 

IL: Man Claims Police Beat Him As Son, 2, Watched
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"In a federal lawsuit filed Monday a man claims Chicago Heights police officers dragged him out of his vehicle and punched him while his two-year-old son watched." ...

"Guzman noticed that one of the residents of the home where his car had been pulled over was video recording the incident with his cell phone, according to the suit. Once the officers realized they were being recorded, Disney approached the resident, and seized and destroyed the cell phone. Disney also beat the resident, the suit said." ...
 

FL: Jacksonville policeman Marc Garza gets no additional jail time for suspect beating
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Disgraced Jacksonville police Sgt. Marc Garza has pleaded no contest to a felony charge that he beat a handcuffed drug suspect with a police radio."

"Monday's negotiated plea bargain called for a nine-month jail sentence, but it will align concurrently with the nine months Garza already is serving after being convicted of coaching a subordinate officer to write a bogus burglary report in August 2009 ..." ...
 

MO: Sheriff's deputy resigns after shooting pet dog
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
... "When [Deputy] Barks went inside, she saw the man's three dogs growling at her. She thought one of them bit her, shot him, and went outside. After realizing she was fine, she went back into the residence where [Sheriff] McElrath says the dog was still acting aggressive, so she shot him again. The dog then went into his kennel, where she shot and killed him."

"But the aggressive dog, probably isn't what you would think."

"'When I found out the dog that was shot was a Chihuahua, I really was upset,' said McElrath." ...
 

FL: Ex-officer accuses police of manipulating stats (video avaiable)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"A former officer with the Fort Myers Police Department alleges officers reclassified burglaries, auto thefts and robberies to make it appear as though those crimes were declining. The chief of police disputes that claim."

"The allegations are being brought forth by former Fort Myers Police officer Joe Martinez who was terminated following an arrest for charges that have since been dropped." ...

"'Since I speak Spanish, I'd speak to the victim and ask him, 'You sure you don't want to pursue charges? Don't you want to find these guys?' And they'd say, 'The sergeant said I shouldn't because I'm illegal and they could find me and deport me,' said Martinez." ...
 

PA: Ex-sheriff's deputy charged with assault, threats
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"A now-former York County Sheriff's deputy is charged with simple assault, terroristic threats and harassment for allegedly pointing a gun at a man and two boys after he saw them spinning doughnuts in Spring Valley Park." ...
 

CO: Colorado Police Pepper Spray Second Grader
Submitted by: Anonymous

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

 
"Police used pepper spray twice on a Lakewood, Colo., second grader who threatened them with a sharpened piece of wood after teachers called for backup when the boy had a tantrum."

"A Lakewood Police report shows the shocking details of the eight year old's meltdown at Glennon Heights Elementary, 10 miles west of Denver's city center, on Feb. 22, 9News reported Monday." ...
 

PA: Fmr. Philly cop pleads guilty to drug theft
Submitted by: jac

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

 
"A former Philadelphia police officer has admitted to the on-duty robbery of an undercover officer posing as a drug courier." ...

"Prosecutors say Luciano and fellow officer Sean Alivera pulled over a man in October and took $3,000 from his vehicle before driving him to a police station for processing." ...
 

WA: An armed campus? Protestors seek right to carry concealed guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Western’s chapter of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, a pro-gun activist group, will join a nationwide protest of university gun bans by wearing empty holsters around campus this week." ...
 

OR: Guns and Pot: Together at Last, Legally, in Oregon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
... "The issue: The 1968 Gun Control Act makes it illegal to sell firearms to drug addicts. But people with pot cards aren’t drug addicts, and if some sheriffs think they are, they happen to be opining on a very serious piece of U.S. legislation by enforcing a law that exists only in their minds. We usually refer to this as fascism." ...
 

SC: Churches, Day-Care Centers to Be More Exciting With New Gun Control Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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

 
"Because everyone everywhere at any point always should be packin’ according to the majority of America’s southern states. New legislation is underway in South Carolina to further loosen gun laws."

"Lawmaker’s objective is to expand gun tolerance (and most likely encouragement) in restaurants, day-care centers and churches. Why would this be necessary?" ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
America does not go abroad in search of monsters to destroy. She is the well-wisher to the freedom and independence of all. She well knows that by one enlisting under other banners than her own, were they even the banners of foreign independence, she would involve herself beyond the power of extrication in all the wars of interest and intrigue, of individual avarice, envy and ambition, which assume the colors and usurp the standards of freedom. — JOHN QUINCY ADAMS (1821)

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. © 1999-2020, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy