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Most Americans Oppose Banning Handguns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Many adults in the United States believe handguns should not be banned, according to a poll by the Pew Research Center for the People and the Press. 59 per cent of respondents would oppose a law that would prohibit the sale of these weapons, up four points since last year."

"The U.S. Constitution's Second Amendment guarantees Americans the right 'to keep and bear arms.' Some American states have enacted their own gun control regulations, independent of existing federal legislation." ...
 

OH: Castle Doctrine bill needs your support NOW!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Governor Strickland has made it clear that he supports these 'reasonable and appropriate' improvements to Ohio law. So with objections from the Governor's mansion a thing of the past, an amended SB184 should be on its way to easy passage, right?"

"Apparently not. The amendment was not adopted by the House Criminal Justice Committee today, as originally scheduled, nor was the bill given a vote.
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"The Ohio House will consider an amendment to SB184 (Castle Doctrine) this Wednesday morning at 9:30 a.m. It is critically important that your Representative hear from you immediately."

"Law enforcement groups are working frantically behind the scenes at this very moment to scuttle this important fix. Your Representative needs to know you support gun rights in Ohio." ...
 

'When the kid in your town gets killed'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"That's what the advocates of forcible citizen disarmament wait and pray for."

"The article I linked to above ... is mostly about making an assertion that I don't really buy--that the gun ban extremists don't have big plans for the post election future. ..."

"Still, that's not the issue I'm writing about today. Today, I want to talk about what the gun ban extremists so eagerly await." ...

"Good people, healthy people, normal people, with their humanity intact, look at a murder with a mixture of outrage and sorrow. Advocates of forcible citizen disarmament, on the other hand, look at it as an opportunity." ...
 

Gays, Guns and Guidelines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a recent speech to the National Rifle Association, John McCain presented himself as an advocate of judicial restraint. The presumptive Republican presidential nominee decried 'activist judges' who override the will of the people as expressed by their legislative representatives, in the process 'shrugging off generations of legal wisdom and precedent.'"

"Yet that is exactly what the U.S. Supreme Court will be doing if, as the Arizona senator urges, it overturns the District of Columbia's gun ban. Evidently some kinds of judicial activism are better than others. Perhaps activism vs. restraint is not the best measure of what makes a good judge." ...
 

Control criminals, not guns
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Every time there's a highly publicized shooting, out go the cries for stricter gun control laws, and it was no different with the recent murder of Philadelphia Police Sgt. Stephen Liczbinski. Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell and Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, in a letter to the state congressional delegation demanding reenactment of the federal assault weapon ban, said, 'Passing this legislation will go a long way to protecting those who put their lives on the line every day for us. … There is no excuse to do otherwise.'"

"Gun control laws will not protect us from murderers. We need protection from the criminal justice system politicians have created. Let's look at it." ...
 

Statement of Sarah Brady On Senator Kennedy's Illness
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Sarah Brady, honorary chair of the Brady Campaign and the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence, issued the following statement:"

"'Jim and I send Senator Kennedy, Vicki and the entire Kennedy family our love and warm wishes. It was great to see the Senator looking so strong and fit when he left the hospital this morning.'"

"'Senator Kennedy has been an inspiration to Jim and me for many years. ... Throughout the fight to pass the Brady Law, he worked feverishly behind the scenes, lobbying his colleagues, resolving dilemmas, but never wanting any credit. He deserves credit, though, because we never would have passed it without him - we wouldn't have even gotten close.'
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Mayor Bloomberg: Demand true change from presidential candidates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Let me talk about what I think people should demand from those they elect. The candidates often talk about change and making a difference - but what does it really mean? ..."

"... Today, 34 Americans will be murdered with guns. And again tomorrow. And the day after that. America experiences the equivalent of a Virginia Tech massacre every single day!"

"The solutions are fairly obvious: Since most murderers purchase and possess guns illegally, we need to crack down on the black market for illegal guns. Pretty basic stuff and it has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Actually true change would involve repealing 20,000 unConstitutional gun laws as a start.
 

NRA fails members, smaller rival says
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"What you didn't hear is that many gun enthusiasts balk at the NRA's devotion to the Republican Party. They resent the NRA for appropriating their values, radicalizing their views and, perhaps, jeopardizing their ability to own guns in the future."

"'In many circles, the NRA stands for the National Republican Association,' said Bob Ricker, executive director of the American Hunters & Shooters Association, which last month endorsed Obama for president." ...
 

FL: The NRA Spelling Bee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An interesting ad appeared not long ago. Taped to the front doors of some central Florida businesses (including at least one popular family restaurant), it advertised NRA certification. Notable among the copious misspellings was the word 'responsablity.'"

"Sometimes accident can be more apropos than plan, and error can create a metaphor the size of a cannon. Either way, this one's bound to leave some citizens more convinced of what they had long suspected concerning a certain organization's knowledge of a word it shoves to the forefront of its every lofty-sounding defense." ...
 

TN: Suspected burglar shot in Monroe County
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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Monroe County Sheriff's Deputies and Tellico Plains Police responded to a shooting in Southeast Tennessee off Highway 68 on Old State Road, near the Mount Vernon Fire Department late Wednesday evening.

Reports from the scene indicate one victim is suffering from a gunshot wound.

That person is believed to be a suspect in a burglary, according to the Advocate-Democrat.

A second suspect has been caught.

Stay connected to Volunteer TV News and VolunteerTV.com for continuing coverage of this story.
 

MA: Another Law Abiding Gun Owner Goes to Jail
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Family Crest Catering, owned by David Crest of Hanover, Massachusetts had been robbed four times. Approximately $3,000 worth of goods and equipment had been stolen and an additional $4,000 had been embezzled."

"After the fourth robbery, it became apparent to Mr. Crest that the police could not prevent future robberies and future robberies seemed imminent. Since Mr. Crest could not reasonably continue to support his family while being robbed all the time, he decided to guard his store with his Mossberg 500 shotgun by his side. Sure enough, the robber came back." ...

"Mr. Crest may not be able to testify against the burgler as doing so would cause him to also testify against himself." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

OH: Governor Strickland tells FOP where to stick it on gun bill; Republicans should do the same
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Grassroots pro-gun groups have a bill under consideration in the Statehouse, and elitists in the Fraternal Order of Police are opposed. Deja vu all over again?"

"Not so fast."

"Gun owners have reason to hope, because this time around, we have a Democrat in the Governor's office."

"Yes, you read that on a pro-gun website."

"GUN OWNERS CAN BE THANKFUL THAT DEMOCRAT TED STRICKLAND IS OUR GOVERNOR."

"In years past, gun owners watched as gun gun bill after good gun bill either died or was watered down in a GOP-controlled legislature. Republican caucus leaders explained that it was necessary to appease their party's governor, Bob Taft or George Voinovich." ...
 

PA: Nutter's 'traffickers' label angers gun shops
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The legal battle over new city gun-control laws turned into a war of words beyond the courtroom yesterday as Mayor Nutter laid into the two gun shops challenging the ordinances."

"The lawyer for Colosimo's Inc. and Firing Line Inc. threatened to sue the mayor yesterday after Nutter lambasted them for selling multiple guns to individuals." ...

"C. Scott Shields, who spent the afternoon arguing the case against the laws in a City Hall courtroom, called Nutter's words 'shocking.'"

"'He may be inviting separate legal action for casting Colosimo's and the Firing Line in a false light,' Shields said. 'To suggest that they're engaged in illegal trafficking of handguns is outrageous.'" ...
 

SC: Tax-free guns part of House bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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S.C. gun buyers will be able to purchase firearms tax free during the biggest shopping weekend of the year, according to a bill passed by the House today.

Second Amendment Weekend gives gun buyers 48 hours to buy guns free of state sales taxes.

The bill, which mainly deals with expempting sales tax on energy efficient appliances, contains an amendment that waives the tax on firearms from the Friday after Thanksgiving until midnight the following Saturday.
 

NY: NRA gets out its veto stamp
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"This country's problem with gun violence is unlikely to be solved with bold strokes. The all-powerful National Rifle Association wouldn’t stand for it. Unfortunately, pro-gun lobbyists won’t even tolerate baby steps, like the one that passed the Assembly earlier this session, but seems doomed in the Senate, for a 'microstamping' law. That’s too bad because such a law could make some difference in helping police identify the owners of guns used in crimes."

"... The law would be useless if the gun were subsequently stolen or (illegally) sold to someone who failed to register it, but that's still no reason to dismiss the technology, which advocates say would cost less than $3 per gun." ...
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KABA Note: And the cost of maintaining the "registration" database? Canada's is costing over $2 Billion.
 

NRA calls Nutter a 'tyrant' over gun laws
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Lawyers for the National Rifle Association and the city continued to battle it out in court yesterday over five local gun-control laws passed last month."

"Common Pleas Judge Jane Cutler Greenspan ... has concerns with both sides."

"She repeatedly suggested that the city is trying to enforce power that state appellate-court rulings say belongs only to the state."

"'It is crystal-clear that this firearm regulation is in the hands of the state, not the city,' Greenspan said during yesterday's hearing."

"But Greenspan also questioned whether the NRA, representing its members, two firearm organizations, two gun shops and four gun owners, has legal standing to challenge three of the five laws." ...
 

OH: Looser gun laws opposed
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"A push by the [NRA] to loosen a number of state gun laws is drawing heavy criticism from prosecutors and a variety of law-enforcement groups who argue it will make them and the public less safe."

"'It seems clear to the law-enforcement community in Ohio that it is the intent of some to do a 'jam job' on these extremely important issues,' [said] Mark Drum, a lobbyist for the [FOP] ..."

"When Bob Taft, a Republican, was governor, he gave law enforcement a big say in whether Ohio gun laws should be changed, but now the NRA has a rock-solid friend in Democratic Gov. Ted Strickland."

"... 'As a gun-rights supporter, the governor believes these are reasonable and appropriate protections for gun owners,' Keith Dailey, the governor's spokesman, said ..." ...
 

IL: Saying 'No' to Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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The McLean County Board took action Tuesday to protect the rights of gun holders.

Board members approved a resolution to oppose any state law that would infringe on a gun holder's second amendment rights.

The resolution is meant to inform the Illinois legislature where the county stands on the issue of gun control.

According to McLean county board chairman Matt Sorenson, 82 out of the 102 counties in Illinois have passed similar legislation. [emphasis added]
 

NY: Yet More Professionalism
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last March, a woman in Albany, New York filed a lawsuit against the city police department after being subjected to a humiliating public search in which an officer inserted two fingers into her vagina. The police had no probable cause for the search, and they found no drugs on the woman. After her case went public, others came forward with similar stories. The case also exposed big problems with the city’s Civilian Review Board. Contrary to city law, the city’s police apparently believe cooperating with the board’s investigations is optional, and have intimidated people–including the woman above–who file complaints from taking those complaints to the board." ...
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IL: Drew Peterson arrested for a 15 inch unregistered barrel on his Colt.
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"Drew Peterson was arrested today on a felony weapons charge related to the seizure of 11 guns from his Bolingbrook home last November."

"Peterson, who is a suspect in the disappearance of his fourth wife Stacy, turned himself in at the Bolingbrook Police station today ..."

"Peterson is charged with knowingly possessing 'a rifle, namely a Colt model Sporter Lightweight, 223 Remington rifle' with a barrel less than 16 inches in length, in violation of state law."

"But Brodsky disputed the charges, saying Peterson was allowed to have the gun in his possession because he was a member of the Bolingbrook Police Department's SWAT team at the time the gun was seized." [emphasis added] ...
 

US-Trained Fatah Force Proving Impotent
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"The Palestinian Authority / Fatah special police force that was trained by the US to fight terrorists has turned out to be a failure, according to recent reports. The US-backed police force was supposed to enable Israel to turn over security control of Judea and Samaria to the PA, as a prelude to a possible retreat from its biblical heartland. But so far the force's contingent in Jenin has been running scared from the terrorists it was supposed to bring under control." ...

"About 200 policemen attempted to engage members of Islamic Jihad ... But witnesses, including members of Fatah and Israeli security sources, said that within less than 30 minutes of the start of the clashes, the elite PA police force retreated ..." ...
 

MO: Dealer Offers Free Gun With Car Purchase
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"A local car dealer is holding a controversial promotion involving guns."

"Max Motors in Butler is offering anyone who buys a car the choice of $250 in gas or a free semi-automatic handgun." ...

"Moore said he came up with the gas or guns promotion."

"'We got high gas prices, theft, carjackings, innocent people getting hurt,' Moore told KMBC's Chris Nagus."

"So far, the handgun is a more popular choice."

"'Right now were running 80 percent toward the gun,' Moore said." ...

"But the idea isn't popular with everyone. One viewer told KMBC that he believes the promotion is dangerous."

"'I don't understand what's the bad idea. Telling people they have a right to protect themselves,' Moore said." ...
 

MO: Forget free gasoline! Car buyers want free guns (another view)
Submitted by: Henry Statkowski

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"A Missouri car dealership is triggering interest by offering customers free guns or gasoline with any purchase, and despite the skyrocketing price of fuel, patrons are going for the guns."

"'We are aware of the gasoline and crime problem in America,' states an ad on the website of Max Motors. It goes on to note it 'wants to be part of the solution and not part of the problem.'"

"... 'We have guns to display, but we can't actually give them a gun, so what we do is give them a coupon for a local gun dealer here in town so they can pick out any gun they want. We recommend a semi-automatic.'"

"The certificate is good for either $250 at Alton Arms or for $250 worth of gas. Muller told WND no one has chosen the gas so far." ...
 

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