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U.S. 'Gun Control' Not the Answer to Mexican Crime
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Information I have received from reliable sources says the Zeta criminal organization is stepping up its ruthlessness on our side of the border. Mules who if detected would previously abandon contraband they were smuggling, must now, under threat of death for failure, protect the drug shipments they are carrying rather than abandon them. To do this, they have been ordered to carry weapons."

"And when the Zetas give an order, they expect to be obeyed."
 

NRA thrives amid fears of heightened gun-control efforts
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Although the [NRA] may not have seen the results it wanted from last year's elections, its fortunes this year are anything but dim."

"At its annual convention this weekend, such leaders as Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele, former presidential nominee Sen. John McCain of Arizona and former presidential hopeful Mitt Romney are speaking to 60,000-plus gun-rights advocates gathered in Phoenix, Arizona. ..."

"'Whenever they can, wherever they can, the Democrats want to take away the rights of law abiding citizens to own and purchase a gun, a right that is guaranteed under the United States Constitution,' Steele said to attendees, according to excerpts released by the [RNC]." ...
 

Guns Are Not Enough: A Challenge to the Patriot Movement
Submitted by: Larry

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"While the RKBA is absolutely crucial, it's not enough by itself because it doesn't answer the question ... 'But what then?'"

"Neither guns nor the Constitution can provide either the will to resist or the revolutionary theory adequate to restrain and channel insurgency away from terroristic acts that undermine popular support for revolution."

"The prospective Constitutionalist revolutionary of the 21st century must, therefore, first ideologically confront the failure of Constitutionalism — in order to survey the intellectual landscape and seize upon that which comes after Constitutionalism, addressing its failures but holding true to the same Classical Liberal principles that inspired the US Founders." ...
 

Gun Stocks Rally: NRA and 'Babes with Bullets' Convene
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Firearms sales are soaring as the National Rifle Association convention commences Friday in Phoenix, Ariz."

"Jeff Reh, general counsel for Beretta USA (the American arm of Italy-based gunmaker Beretta International), told CNBC that his firm saw sales climb 66 percent in the first quarter — roughly beginning with the inauguration of Pres. Barack Obama."

"'We're still seeing an unremitted level of increased orders on the handgun side and on the rifle side,' Reh said."

"And the stockpiling seems to be rippling out into related sales for equippers like Cabela's ... famed for its range of sporting, camping and hunting goods." ...
 

No one prying guns yet from our cold fingers
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"During last year's presidential campaign, gun-owners' groups ... said Barack Obama, if he were elected, would be the most anti-gun president in the history of the United States."

"That claim and similar statements sparked a buying spree on guns and ammunition ..." ...

"I'm not here to proclaim that President Obama is really a great friend to gun owners, or that he and Attorney General Eric Holder won't concoct some plan to make it harder to acquire and keep guns."

"But I will say that, after nearly four months of the Obama administration, the great gun grab that some folks anticipated hasn’t begun to show itself. In many ways, it’s been a good four months for gun owners and Second Amendment supporters." ...
 

President Must Show Leadership on Guns in Parks, Urge Clean Credit Card Reform Bill
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Brady Campaign ... called on President Obama to demand a clean credit card reform bill, without the dangerous and extraneous Coburn amendment that could allow concealed handguns and openly carried AK-47s in national parks."

"'The country needs President Obama to show leadership and demand a clean bill that will not force loaded guns into our national parks and bypass a Federal court ruling and an environmental review. Families should not have to stare down loaded AK-47s on nature hikes,' Brady Campaign President Paul Helmke said. ..." ...
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KABA Note: Paulie of course fails to mention that pointing a loaded (or in many states an unloaded) AK-47 at a family is felony assault.
 

FL: Police seek suspects in string of carjackings
Submitted by: R.S.G.

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"Tampa Police are investigating six carjackings, or attempted carjackings, in two weeks."

"They've all been in the same area ..." ...

"We spoke with a 22-year-old woman who was attacked ..."

"'I thought I was going to die,' she said." ...

"The woman's arm got stuck in the seatbelt and said the man, accelerated to make her fall out. She rolled onto the pavement, breaking her wrist and hand, and got road rash all over her legs."

"One victim, Audry Sauceda, fought back. She pulled her own gun when a man jumped in her car."

"'He stuck a gun in my side and told me to get out of the car. And I pulled out my gun and stuck it in his face, and told him, he needed to get out. He screamed and jumped out of the car,' Sauceda said." ...
 

Georgia college student saves 10 lives with gun; Ohio's defenseless students targeted by criminals
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"One of the principle claims made in Diane Sawyer's rigged campus carry experiment, recently aired on ABC's 20/20, was that having a gun wouldn't protect a college student, that ordinary people like college students aren't trained to handle stress, that they might shoot innocent people, and that the bad guy might take their gun away."

"Apparently someone forgot to tell a student in College Park, GA that they were better off without having a gun ready at hand...and at least ten college students say they are alive today because of it." ...
 

Pizza shop owner's life changed forever after fatal shooting
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Akron pizza shop owner Johnny Hayes found himself staring down the barrel of a shotgun a few weeks ago. This fourth robbery of his shop would be different than the others. Hayes countered Patrick Finney's shotgun with his own pistol, and Finney did not survive his attempt at armed robbery." ...

"In addition to the daily emotional gut check over what occurred, Hayes reports other negative effects of the robbery as well. Business at his store has dropped off 80%. Part of this could be due to the publicity revealing the shop had been robbed four times in the last two years ... Part of it could also be ... [r]egardless of how justified a self-defense shooting may be, some people can't get passed the fact that you took another life." ...
 

NY: 1-800-Mattress founder Kay Barragan, son fought for weeks before murder; 911 called 4 times - cops
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Trouble brewing for weeks at the Long Island home where the disturbed son of a mattress mogul allegedly beat his mother until she bled to death."

"Nassau County police said Thursday in the last six weeks, they received four 911 calls from the house Kay Barragan, 66, shared with her son - who is accused of killing her."

"Eduardo Barragan ... could be arraigned on second-degree murder charges today."

"Nassau County Detective Lt. John Azzata confirmed the mother and son had a fight but said there was no firm motive for the slaying of Barragan ..." ...

"The 911 calls to the home on Sunset Drive in Searingtown were all 'minor in nature,' with one involving a larceny, Azzata said." ...
 

McCain: US gun limits wouldn't stop drug cartels
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The drug war in Mexico shouldn't be used as an excuse to try to restrict American gun rights, Sen. John McCain said Friday at the [NRA]'s convention."

"The Arizona Republican and former presidential candidate told thousands of people in Phoenix that the United States needs to do more to crack down on gun smuggling into Mexico, but that such assistance in Mexico's war against drug cartels doesn't require restrictions on the gun rights of law-abiding Americans."

"'It should be noted that any effort to restrict gun ownership in the U.S. will not stop Mexican cartels from acquiring guns and ammunition from other countries,' McCain said. He added that cartels are already getting grenades and other weapons from other countries." ...
 

Obama's Gun Control Excuse
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has stated that the Obama administration would like to resurrect the Clinton ban on semi-automatic firearms, as well as other gun control laws."

"One of the reasons for bringing back these unpopular laws, according to Holder, is that Mexican drug cartels are becoming increasingly violent and warring with Mexican government troops. ..."

"... Holder and the Obama administration think that limiting the Second Amendment rights of U.S. citizens is a cure for drug violence in Mexico."

"However, according to a recent poll conducted by The O’Leary Report and Zogby International, a vast majority of the American voting public disagrees." ...
 

RNC boss: Democrats want to take away gun rights
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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Republican National Committee Chairman Michael Steele says Democrats in Washington want to take away the rights of law-abiding Americans to buy and own guns and are ready to mount an assault on that freedom.

Steele told thousands of people at the National Rifle Association's convention in Phoenix that the Obama administration has a theory that drug crime in Mexico could be prevented by banning guns in the United States.

Obama has said he respects Americans' Second Amendment right to bear arms, but that he favors "common sense" gun laws.

The RNC boss says Democrats are using violence reported in the news to frighten the public and push proposals that would restrict the gun rights of law-abiding people.
 

The Democrats' Gun Dilemma
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"New legislation currently winding its way through Congress is forcing Democratic leaders to face the serious problem the party has when it comes to guns."

"At the heart of the matter is the question of packing heat in Yellowstone."

"The Senate voted overwhelmingly to attach an amendment to unrelated credit card legislation allowing people to carry guns in National Parks ..."

"A similar thing happened with the DC Voting Rights Bill passed earlier this year ..."

"The bill is now on hold because House leaders can't figure out a way to get it passed without the gun provision. That is the crux of the Democrats' gun problem – those who oppose strict gun laws now have a clear majority in both the House and Senate." ...
 

U.S. gun owners wary of Obama at NRA convention
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Thousands of U.S. gun owners gathering in Phoenix for the National Rifle Association's convention have one target firmly in their sights: any attempt to curb gun rights by the new guys in Washington."

"'We as an association, but more importantly America's 80 million gun owners, are very concerned about what may be coming down the pike through the Obama administration,' Glen Caroline, grassroots director for the NRA's lobbying arm." ...

"NRA activists and rank-and-file members say they are worried that President Barack Obama will fulfill promises to seek a permanent ban on assault weapons -- military style semi-automatic rifles -- and take other steps to tighten ownership of certain weapons." ...
 

'No Fly, No Buy' for Guns Bill Proposed by Rep. McCarthy
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.) is co-sponsoring a House of Representatives bill preventing people on the government's no-fly list from purchasing guns."

"House representatives will introcude a bill Wednesday that would ban anyone on the controversial no-fly list from purchasing a gun in the U.S."

"Rep. Carolyn McCarthy (D-N.Y.), a strong gun control advocate, is co-sponsoring the legislation that would apply to the nearly 1 million people that make up the government’s no-fly list – people believed to either be terrorist or have strong terrorism connections." ...

"The no-fly list has received criticism in the past for stopping people with similar names to those on the list from flying."
 

OH: An end to 911 call replays?
Submitted by: Larry

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"There is no doubt that broadcasting 911 calls on TV exposes operators who make mistakes while handling emergency calls. There are hundreds of examples, like the call CNN aired in 2005 – A frantic parent called 911 to report her violent children were out of control. ..." ...

"The question today? Was it really necessary to for the public to hear his faux pas on TV?"

"Ohio State Senator, Republican Thomas Patton, has the answer to that question. He says, 'no.' He feels so strongly about it he's introduced a bill in the Ohio legislature that would prohibit 'radio, television and the internet…' from 'playing a recording of' 911 calls." ...
 

MN: Firearms Freedom Act Introduced in Minnesota
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On May 7th, State Representative Tom Emmer ... introduced the 'Firearms Freedom Act,' legislation that will protect firearm owners and manufacturers in Minnesota from federal government restrictions on the lawful exercise of Second Amendment rights."

"'For far too long elected officials and unelected bureaucrats at the federal level have passively forgotten or actively neglected the Tenth Amendment that guarantees rights not enumerated in the Constitution be left to the individual states,' said Rep. Emmer. ..."

"The bill would exempt any personal firearm, firearm accessory or ammunition that is manufactured ... in Minnesota and that remains within the boundaries of the state from federal law or regulation ..." ...
 

LA: Guns on campus
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Just like it was last year, state Rep. Ernest Wooton’s proposal to allow concealed weapons on college campuses is a bad idea." ...

"The heart of his bill is to do away with gun-free zones that prohibit firearms on college campuses throughout the state." ...

"The [NRA] has come down on the side of Wooton, saying that gun-free zones do nothing to improve safety on our college campuses."

"More convincingly, though, the state’s college administrators and law-enforcement professionals largely oppose the bill."

"They argue that encouraging more people to take guns onto college campuses will simply increase the likelihood of human injury and death." ...
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Submitter's Note: The same tired argument that the antis have made in every legislative effort to relax draconian gun laws. Don't they get tired of being proven wrong again and again and again?!?
 

AL: Alabama Legislature seals handgun records
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The Alabama Legislature has decided the identities of people with permits to carry concealed handguns or stow them in their cars should be secret."

"The Alabama Senate voted 24-0 Friday to give final approval to a bill pushed by the National Rifle Association. The House passed the bill 102-0 in February. It now goes to the governor."

"The bill would seal the handgun permits maintained by county sheriffs and make them available only to law enforcement officers. The public would have access to individual records only if the gun owner had committed a felony." ...
 

Pentagon Preps Soldier Telepathy Push
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Forget the battlefield radios, the combat PDAs or even infantry hand signals. When the soldiers of the future want to communicate, they'll read each other’s minds."

"At least, that's the hope of researchers at the Pentagon's mad-science division Darpa. The agency's budget for the next fiscal year includes $4 million to start up a program called Silent Talk. The goal is to 'allow user-to-user communication on the battlefield without the use of vocalized speech through analysis of neural signals.' That's on top of the $4 million the Army handed out last year to the University of California to investigate the potential for computer-mediated telepathy." ...
 

Arrest this Motorhome!
Submitted by: Larry

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

The Motorhome Diaries is a traveling show that focuses both on local and national libertarians and freedom issues. Their stuff is interesting so I read their page. But I also follow them on Twitter. That's where I saw that all three people had been arrested in MS. It would appear that, once again, this is all the result of non-crimes, such as photographing cops.
 

Report citing veteran extremism is pulled
Submitted by: Larry

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"A contentious 'Rightwing Extremism' report that warned of military veterans as possible recruits for terrorist attacks against the U.S. was not authorized, has been withdrawn and is being rewritten, Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano told Capitol Hill lawmakers."

"'The wheels came off the wagon because the vetting process was not followed,' Ms. Napolitano told the House Homeland Security Committee ..."

"'The report is no longer out there,' she said. 'An employee sent it out without authorization.'"

"The report was shared with state and local law enforcement officials nationwide via the department's internal Web site on April 7 ..." ...
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KABA Note: Interesting that she doesn't say that the report was incorrect, just that it was 'unauthorized'.
 

WI: DA decides not to charge armed biker
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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The Racine County District Attorney’s office said today that they have decided not to charge the armed bicyclist who was attacked by four thugs in a school zone while riding his bike.

This is not to say that you do not need to pay attention to school zones. It appears district attorneys understand the difference between an act of self defense and a criminal act. In this case, the intended victim had a clean record and did what he felt was needed to stop the attack against him. The fact he was in a school zone (within 1,000 feet of a school property) did not mean he could not defend himself against the four cowardly thugs.

We are making progress folks.
 

NY: Daughter of battered wife Barbara Sheehan, who killed NYPD officer husband, is glad mom shot dad
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The daughter of an abusive NYPD officer shot dead by his battered wife said she's glad he's gone."

"'No part of me misses him. My life is 150% better,' Jennifer Sheehan said of her slain dad, Sgt. Raymond Sheehan, in an interview Thursday with Oprah Winfrey."

"Jennifer Sheehan, 23, said she and her brother lived in 'constant fear' her dad would harm their mom. He also went after them, once locking them in a bedroom at gunpoint, she said."

"Barbara Sheehan pumped 11 bullets into her husband in their Howard Beach, Queens, home last February. She's awaiting trial on murder charges."

"'I had no choice,' a tearful Sheehan, 48, told Winfrey. 'He was going to kill me.'" ...
 

MI: I Did Not Do This, I Promise!
Submitted by: Larry

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Police responding to a 911 caller reporting a cougar on the prowl in a suburban Detroit park saw what looked like the big cat hiding in a discarded section of cement drain pipe.

So Warren police on Monday shot a Taser electroshock weapon - hitting what turned out to be a large toy cougar right in the stuffing.
This is the same police department that recently killed a 16-year-old boy because he presented a "threat" to police by running (all 110 pounds of him) after a traffic stop. His crime? Expired license tags.
 

Gun industry not thriving as perceived
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"You've undoubtedly seen local and national reports about the buying frenzy regarding firearms and ammunition over the first five months of the Obama administration." ...

"Correspondingly, ammunition manufacturers are reporting record sales across the country as demand continues to outpace supply."

"It's natural that we think the firearms industry is thriving as a result. But that is, unfortunately, not the case."

"Granted, a couple of categories are running at full-capacity, unable to keep up with orders. But, according to ... Jim Shepard's Outdoors Wire, the manufacture of rifles, pistols, shotguns or revolvers that aren't labeled 'tactical', 'personal defense' or contain letters 'AR' is not thriving at all." ...
 

NY: Felon stalked woman on Web before stabbing her in public, cops say; dying victim whispered his name
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"An ex-con was charged Thursday with the fatal-attraction stabbing of a Bronx woman he wooed on the Internet and ambushed on a park bench - after the dying victim whispered his name to cops, police said."

"Nimzay Aponte, 23, was close to death at Lincoln Hospital when she told cops at her bedside, 'Mike did it,' police said."

"'Mike' was the screen name used by violent Bronx felon Raymond Dennis, 35, on the Internet dating site Local-Hookupz.com, cops said."

"Investigators believe Dennis flew into a rage when Aponte refused to meet him in person after the pair chatted online through Local Hookupz and AOL Instant Messenger." ...
 

NY: Near-fatal beating of Buffalo man in West Village investigated as possible hate crime, say police
Submitted by: Anonymous

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Roving hoodlums were out for blood when they bashed in the head of an accountant on a West Village street Thursday, possibly because he was gay, police said.

"I got him good," one of the punks allegedly boasted after the gang jumped Alan Williams, 50, as he was hailing a cab around 2 a.m. Thursday.

Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly said the NYPD is investigating the near-fatal beating as a "possible bias attack."

Williams was in serious condition in a surgical ICU room at St. Vincent's Hospital Manhattan Thursday night - his swollen head wrapped in gauze, a tube down his throat.

COMMENT: Victim near death. No guns involved. NYC is becoming more like the UK every day.
 

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