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Burke bill to exempt museums on guns highlights Chicago elitism
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'But it turns out Burke really didn’t need to obtain all these licenses to be able to carry a weapon … thanks to a law that dates back to 1872 that delegates mayors and aldermen as peace officers,' NBC Chicago reported in a December profile that also reveals how, in a political dispute with then-mayor Harold Washington, 'After saying he received threats, Burke was given a four-man bodyguard detail.'" ...
 

Government orders DEFCAD to go dark, remove gun files
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"'DEFCAD files are being removed from public access at the request of the US Department of Defense Trade Controls,' a banner at the top of the site explains. 'Until further notice, the United States government claims control of the information.'" ...
 

Cody Wilson Talks to TTAG About the Department of State Takedown Letter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"As soon as Robert texted me to let me know that Defense Distributed had been targeted by a Department of State letter to take down their files, I gave Cody a ring. I figured he’d be knee-deep in crisis management mode, but when he came on the line he sounded like the same calm, cool and collected Cody we had dinner with only a couple of days before. I asked him about this latest development, and the plan going forward and he laid his cards on the table for me . . ." ...
 

DEFCAD LIBERATOR TAKE-DOWN: Horse is already out of the barn
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Too late, fellas."

"It’s out."

"Specifically, it can be had from The Pirate Bay HERE, HERE and HERE." ...
 

New Gallup Poll – Gun Control Ranked as One of LEAST Important Issues
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"According to a Gallup poll released today that ranks the 12 most important issues to American voters found that the most important issues to Americans are job creation and the economy."

"Gun control and immigration reform were ranked as the two least important issues to the American people." ...
 

NSSF Dumps Reed Exhibitions as SHOT Show Manager
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"It had to happen. The National Shooting Sports Foundation’s hand was forced when Reed Exhibitions decided, post-Newtown, that 'assault rifle' sellers would be persona non grata at another show they manage, the Eastern Sports and Outdoor Show. ... Now the NSSF, no doubt after a significant amount of negotiation and possibly a hefty payment, has just announced that after thirty years together, they’ve officially given Reed the heave ho. As an attendee, I can attest that Reed did a first rate job of managing the heavily-attended SHOT carnival. But Reed’s newfound hoplophobia made any ongoing relationship with the NSSF completely untenable. We can only hope that the new exhibition company that’s selected is as competent . . ." ...
 

Gun Free Zones: App Helps Customers See If Businesses Allow Firearms (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Gun control versus gun owner rights. It’s a heated debate that has split the nation and even some households. And now, there’s an app for that."

"It started out as one man’s frustration over his concerns on Second Amendment rights. However, it’s quickly morphed into a nationwide project that lets you, the consumer, weigh in with your wallet."

"That’s how it started. I was going to fight back against gun control,' said John Peden." ...
 

Righteous Indignation: Why Is the NRA So White?
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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... "Why then is there not greater support for gun rights in urban communities where the need for self-protection is so great? Why are so many Second Amendment activists rural and suburban white people who use firearms primarily for recreation, and not urban-dwellers — often black or Latino — whose potential firearm ownership might actually save their lives?"

"Why is the NRA so white?" ...
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KABA Note: Hmm, could it have anything to do with the hatred and vilification that (just as a nice high profile example) Colion Noir has faced since joining the NRA News team?
 

Texas congressman's re-election campaign will give away a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle - the same model [name redacted] used to kill in Newtown, Connecticut
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"While congressional gun control advocates and gun-rights supporters duke it out with words and parliamentary tactics, Texas Republican Rep. Steve Stockman is showing off his Second Amendment fervor by doing what some consider unthinkable: giving away a Bushmaster AR-15rifle, the same weapon crazed murderer [name redacted] used in his December massacre at a Connecticut elementary school." ...

"Twitter erupted late Wednesday after the congressman announced the prize giveaway by tweeting: 'Want to win a FREE AR-15? Congressman Steve Stockman is giving one away! ... Grab this gun before Obama does!'" ...
 

The Internet Declares War on the NRA
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"The Internet is good for many things -- conspiracy theories, shopping, sharing funny pictures with friends. But it may prove to be very, very bad for the extreme gun-rights movement."

"Here are a few recent stories that the Web, in its collective wisdom, has plucked from relatively obscure locales in the past week and elevated to national prominence." ...
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KABA Note: Here's something else the internet is good for; providing the information (via CDC's WISQARS) that between 2001 and 2010 an average of 45 children (12 and under) a year died due to accidental gunshots.
Wanna know how many died in accidental falls? Almost twice as many; 84.3 per year. Accidentally drowned? 709.2 per year. Suffocated? 1011.3 per year.
Guns are not an issue here.
 

WA: Washington Jewelry Store Owner Wins Gunfight With Armed Robber, Sends Him Fleeing (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"An armed man entered a jewelry store in Kent, Washington and attempted to rob it."

"At some point during a confrontation with the store owner, gunfire erupted."

"Once the would be robber was met with armed resistance, he fled the store." ...
 

Senate Votes 56-43 For Pro-Gun Bill Which Fails. Where’s OUR Rose Garden Sob-Fest?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The Manchin-Toomey amendment failed in the U.S. Senate on April 17th, 2013, with a vote of 54 yeas and 46 nays. The Commander in Chief subsequently gathered the bill’s supporters and summoned the media to the Rose Garden for a vicious tongue-lashing. With a crying Vice President in tow, President Obama blasted the bill’s opponents as anti-democratic obstructionists and excoriated the 60-vote rule as 'an abuse of procedure' which must be abolished for the sake of all that we hold sacred. But you probably didn’t hear that a pro-gun bill failed in the U.S. Senate yesterday, drawing 56 yeas and 43 nays. Where is the President’s wrath now? Whither Joe Biden’s bitter tears? . . ." ...
 

Kelly Ayotte: I Didn’t Want to Expand A Flawed System
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"New Hampshire Democrat Senator Kelly Ayotte has been one of the prime targets of the Gun Control Industrial Complex ever since she joined a handful of her party compatriots in declaring her apostasy casting a vote against the Manchin-Toomey background check amendment. Our friends at MAIG have tapped into Mayor Mike’s bottomless wallet to run ads in The Granite State accusing her of having 'gone Washington.' Now, she’s pushing pack. Reader tank03 sent us a link to an op-ed she penned for the Manchester Union-Leader, explaining her position to Live Free or Die-ers back home . . ." ...
 

CT: Weapons-free zone ordinance defeated
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"A proposed weapons-free zone ordinance was voted down Thursday night by the Board of Aldermen."

"By a 7-1 vote, the board approved a motion 'not to adopt' the ordinance. Alderman John 'Jack' Finn, the only Democrat on the board and the alderman who proposed the ordinance, cast the sole vote in favor of the measure."

"But Finn said the issue isn't dead: 'I'm still waiting for the city's corporation counsel to give his legal opinion on it.'"

"Finn's ordinance would have restricted firearms of any description -- concealed or openly carried -- in city buildings, schools, public parks and city-owned open spaces." ...
 

MO: Missouri Declares Itself a Free State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"America is no longer split between Democrat and Republican. It’s now divided between citizens who believe in big government and those who consider small government the key to personal liberty. Social unity vs. individual rights. Economic dependency vs. financial self-sufficiency. Not to put too fine a point on it, it’s a struggle between slavery and freedom. The battle over the natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms has thrown this Great Divide into high relief. ..." ...
 

CA: California Might Outright BAN 3D Printers to Prevent 3D Printable Guns From Being Produced
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"... Defense Distributed has made the world’s first gun produced with a 3D printer, which is (in layman’s terms) a piece of technology which turns various blocks of plastic/polymer into real world objects using computer loaded blueprints."

"Defense Distributed released their 3D printer plans publicly and they have already been downloaded over 100,000 times."

"According to a statement made by California state lawmaker Leland Yee he will be introducing legislation to ban 3D printed guns."

"Since it’s already illegal to posses an unregistered handgun in California we aren’t sure what he has in mind other than possibly banning civilian ownership of 3D printers. ..." ...
 

MO: Missouri Passes Bill to Nullify Federal Gun Laws, Allow Open Carry & Allow Teachers to Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Missouri made big leaps towards become one of the friendlier states to gun rights in the country today."

"The Missouri House voted 118-36 to pass a bill which would nullify federal gun laws, clarify/allow for open carry of legal firearms in the state and allows for carry by school officials under certain circumstances."

"In regards to the school carry part, Fox News reports the following," ...
 

WA: Inslee signs gun offender bill; Ceasefire celebrates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Yesterday after Washington Gov. Jay Inslee signed a piece of trophy legislation for gun prohibitionists that creates a 'firearms offender registry,' Washington Ceasefire held its annual luncheon in Seattle and heard a keynote speaker discuss a crime that had nothing to do with, nor would have been prevented by, such a registry." ...
 

IGOTD Update: Officer Derek Carlile Fired
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Officer Derek Carlile is a member of the IGOTD Hall Of Eternal Infamy, after leaving his .38 revolver in a car cup-holder with his unsupervised children. His three-year-old son promptly grabbed the gun and fatally shot Carlile’s seven-year-old daughter. TTAG has followed this sickening story from the very beginning. Carlile beat the rap for manslaughter in a criminal trial last year and the DA decided not to re-try the case. But now, some justice has finally been done to the perpetrator of this utterly avoidable tragedy . . ." ...
 

PA: Pennsylvania police chief probing badge-licking photo
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"A northeastern Pennsylvania city official says a blog photo showing a woman poised to lick the badge of a moonlighting officer outside a bar probably isn't a crime, but may violate department regulation."

"Wilkes-Barre spokesman Drew McLaughlin says the police chief is investigating that photo and two others showing a provocatively dressed woman posing on the hood and the trunk of a police car." ...
 

GA: Former Wilcox sheriff to serve 10 years
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Former Wilcox County Sheriff Stacy Bloodsworth was sentenced to 10 years in prison for assaulting an inmate inside the Wilcox County Jail and for conspiring to cover up the assault."

"Four other people have also been sentenced for their roles in the same assault and cover-up." ...
 

CA: Man Arrested After Trying To Return Pipe Bomb At Gun Buyback
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"A man was arrested during the city’s sixth gun buyback event over the weekend after showing up at a drop-off location with a homemade pipe bomb." ...
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Submitter's Note: Yeah, that whole "no questions asked" thing is more like a guideline.
 

IL: Anti-Gun Chicago Pol Trotter Gets Wrist Slap
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"In a development I’m sure will shock you, trusting [Shot Gun News] reader, Chicago State Sen. Donne Trotter worked out a plea bargain with local prosecutors that saw felony gun charges reduced to a misdemeanor." ...
 

AZ: Prescott Valley Police Chief Bill Fessler Denies Bar-Fight Allegations, But Resigns From Motorcycle Club
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Prescott Valley Police Chief Bill Fessler released a statement over the weekend to quell rumors that he was involved in a December 22 Prescott bar fight in which a Glendale man was injured."

"The incident came to light after the 23-year-old victim showed up at a hospital with facial injuries, saying he'd been attacked by members of a motorcycle club."

"When Prescott police started to investigate, they quickly learned it was a law-enforcement club, and that the alleged attackers were off-duty police officers. ..." ...
 

IL: Caseyville police chief charged with official misconduct (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The police chief in Caseyville has been charged with two felonies, both alleging official misconduct."

"Caseyville Chief J.D. Roth is accused of using a vehicle seized by police for his own personal use. ..." ...
 

FL: Umatilla police Chief Doug Foster faces dismissal over interrogation of 13-year-old suspects
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Longtime police Chief Doug Foster could be fired pending the outcome of a termination hearing, City Manager Glenn Irby told the Orlando Sentinel today."

"Foster — who has been chief for 21 years — was placed on paid administrative leave this week following an incident in which one of his officers detained and questioned two 13-year-old middle-school students without their parents being present in the room, Irby said. The kids were being investigated last month for aggravated assault after it was reported they beat another child in the head and legs with a stick, Irby said." ...
 

NJ: Ex-Newark police officer admits to illegally receiving $60,000 in federal housing assistance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"A former Newark police officer admitted today in federal court to fraudulently receiving $60,000 in Section 8 federal public housing assistance for a home he owned in the city."

"Suliaman Kamara, 31, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring with his wife to unlawfully obtain the assistance, according to the Office of U.S. Attorney Paul J. Fishman. He faces up to five years in prison and a $250,000 fine when he is sentenced on Aug. 12." ...
 

AL: Ala. lawmakers close to compromise on gun law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Key legislators have agreed on sweeping changes to Alabama gun laws, but the House and Senate still must vote on the measure before it can go to Gov. Robert Bentley for his signature."

"The primary sponsors, Republican Sen. Scott Beason of Gardendale and Democratic Sen. Roger Bedford of Russellville, hailed the agreement as a major step forward for gun owners' rights. Bedford and Beason, who don't typically land on the same side of any debate, joined forces to navigate a tense period of negotiations intended to satisfy the National Rifle Association, Alabama law enforcement leaders and the state chamber of commerce — all of them important groups for the Republican supermajority." ...
 

MN: Minn. Farmer ‘Shocked’ After Horses Put Down By State Patrol (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The Minnesota State Patrol had to put down two horses after they got away from their Faribault farm early Monday morning. They’d been trying to get the horses back onto their property when they say the situation just became too unsafe. But, as can be imagined, the horses’ owner is very upset — and has to foot the bill."

"Suzette Clemens didn’t even realize her quarter horses, Roper and Frenchie, had escaped when a tree fell on her electric fence, until a Rice County deputy showed up at her door in the middle of the night. He told her the horses had to be euthanized." ...
 

NY: Pierrepont passes resolution opposing SAFE Act
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"The Pierrepont town board voted unanimously to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act."

"Town Supervisor Thomas E. Latimer said he has been approached by numerous citizens asking the town to oppose Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s gun control legislation."

"'We’ve been asked to pass a resolution opposing the SAFE Act,' he said. A motion to pass the resolution was made by John McIntosh and seconded by Dahl McCormick." ...
 

April sees 27.2% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 35th straight month over month increase
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The April 2013 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,185,231 is an increase of 27.2 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 931,660 in April 2012. For comparison, the unadjusted April 2013 NICS figure of 1,702,455 reflects a 20.2 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,416,074 in April 2012."

"This marks the 35th straight month that NSSF-adjusted NICS figures have increased when compared to the same period the previous year." ...
 

PA: Kutztown Univ. to Allow Guns on Campus (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"An eastern Pennsylvania university has dropped its blanket prohibition on guns and will now allow people with concealed weapons permits to carry them onto campus under certain conditions, officials said Thursday."

"Kutztown University's new policy says that a gun owner with a 'compelling reason' related to personal safety may bring a weapon onto campus with permission from the university police chief." ...
 

CT: Connecticut Sees Number of Background Check Requests Increase by 6,000% (not a typo, 6,000%)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"In CT you have to get a permit just to purchase a firearm."

"In December state police, who are responsible for processing the background checks for those permits, had a fairly normal backlog of around 1,000 pending background checks."

"Now, just over 4 months later, and following the Newtown shooting and the passage of extremely strict new gun laws, that backlog has grown to over 60,000, an increase of around 6,000%" ...
 

OH: Bringing firearms business to Ohio
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Since the killings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, states like New York, Colorado and Connecticut have passed drastic anti-freedom laws aimed at restricting the rights of law-abiding citizens. None of those restrictions would stop a killer in a movie theater or inside a school from walking into the next room of innocent victims." ...

"While other states are driving businesses away, Ohio is working to bring those same businesses here. Representative Ron Maag (R) and Governor John Kasich are being proactive in reaching out to firearms-related companies and show them why a move to Ohio makes sense." ...
 

NY: Man Arrested For Allegedly Shooting Realistic Toy Gun With Kids In Queens Park (video available)
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"A Queens man was arrested Wednesday for allegedly firing a lifelike weapon and handing it over to his toddler-age son."

"The man’s family, however, called it all an overreaction to toy guns."

"As CBS 2’s Dave Carlin reported, Jack Pawlowski was led out of his Queens home in handcuffs Wednesday, with his stunned wife and three young kids looking on. He said nothing as detectives put him into a squad car." ...

"He remained in custody Wednesday evening, on charges of reckless endangerment, endangering the welfare of a minor, resisting arrest, and possession of an illegal BB gun."
 

NY: Postal workers too scared to deliver mail in crime-ridden Brownsville, Brooklyn
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Snow, rain and gloom of night might not slow Brownsville mailmen down — but gangbangers sure will."

"Postmen are too scared to deliver letters and packages to one of Brooklyn’s most crime-ravaged neighborhoods, a US Postal Service worker told The Post yesterday."

"'The neighborhood is bad,' the worker said outside the Brownsville Station Post Office on Bristol Street. 'I wouldn't want to go into those buildings.'" ...
 

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