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Guns in Mexico subject of TV panel that includes Gun Rights Examiner
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'Host James B. Towle leads a round table discussion with guests discussing the latest gun issues,' the announcement reports. Towle’s guests for this program include Armed American Radio host Mark Walters, Barbara Crown, publisher and editor of The Hunting Report, and this correspondent." ...
 

Steve Zorbaugh Has Trouble With Numbers. Also Words, Facts, Logic and Grammar.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Steve Zorbaugh believes that the Second Amendment should be repealed, because “guns are too costly for society.” Normally when I see someone talking about “repealing the Second Amendment” I point out that the Bill of Rights protects natural, fundamental, and inalienable human, individual, and civil rights — subject neither to the democratic process nor to arguments grounded in social utility. But Steve is way smarter than I am and has nipped that argument in the bud right off the bat . . ." ...
 

Video: Girls and Guns - Behind the trend (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Playboy talks protection and ‘baring’ arms
Submitted by: John Pierce
Website: http://www.monachuslex.com

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"The June 2012 edition of Playboy, which hit the newsstands last Friday, features an article by Pat Jordan entitled 'Armed & Dangerous: Has Gun Culture Gone Too Far?' In the article, in which I am quoted, Pat discusses the open carry movement and the concerns that some have expressed about gun owners 'baring it all.'"

"Jordan, an admitted concealed carrier and believer in self-defense rights, clearly has a problem with open carry. He stereotypes, generalizes, and often just plain gets it wrong. Despite the fact that I am inordinately proud to have been quoted in Playboy, I feel duty bound to offer a point by point rebuttal to his article." ...
 

Smith & Wesson Stocks On the Rise While Ruger On Hard Times
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Smith & Wesson stock steadies while Sturm, Ruger & Co., a rival publicly traded company, has slowly declined."

"According to Investors.com, the jump in stock value came after Smith & Wesson reported a much higher quarter earnings than anybody had expected."

"The company itself had projected profits around $115 million, while analysts were a bit more gracious and estimated $124.4 million. Smith & Wesson surprised everyone when the reported an impressive $129 million for the fourth quarter, a 28 percent climb in sales since April -- when its stock hit a 52-week high." ...
 

There Is Research And Then There Is Junk Research
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "There is only one little problem with their study and recommendations. They have aggregated all deaths from the use of a firearm ... into what they call gun violence. In each of the ten states listed, suicides comprise the vast majority of firearm-related deaths. Homicides and legal interventions comprise only a fraction of the firearms-related deaths. ..."

"If you look at their recommendations, they do nothing to reduce suicide. Does it really matter to a person who is intent on committing suicide that they can't use 'junk' guns (sic) or a 'assault weapon' (sic) or that there are restrictions on concealed carry? We all know the answer is an unequivocal no." ...
 

101 Twitter Accounts Every Gun Lover Should Follow
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This list (in no particular order) was originally compiled and published by the team over at Gear Patriot and is being republished here with their permission. Its[sic] certainly not the end-all, be-all of all the great firearms people on Twitter, but it is certainly a great resource. The list is made up of various bloggers, industry execs, firearms/gear companies, and other movers and shakers who are actively engaging the Twitter Net on a daily basis. " ...
 

Gun Review: SIG SAUER 516 Patrol Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"SIG introduced the 516 at the 2010 Shot Show. The 516 is actually a line of rifles with varying configurations aimed at specific markets. They are gas-piston operated with a 3-position (4-position optional) gas regulator and employ a piston to reset the bolt as opposed to the DI method that vents much of the gas into to bolt chamber to reset it. While much ink and plenty of electrons have been spilled on the pros and cons of piston ARs version DI models, the basic advantage claimed by team piston is that venting the gas directly into the bolt also vents a lot of crap in there as well. That leads to a buildup of gunk in the bolt carrier area which could eventually lead to a failure to fire if the gun is not kept reasonably clean . . ." ...
 

This is Awesome: Rheinmetall Fire Control Unit for Grenade Launchers (NDIA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"H&K makes a pretty nice grenade launcher for the military. It swings out to the side instead of forward (like the M203), which allows it to take the slightly longer medium velocity grenades in addition to the low velocity ones and just plain looks cooler. But the most interesting part of this weapon wasn’t the grenade launcher, it was the little box of magic attached to the side." ...
 

Classic Plinkers: The Ruger Mk. I Target Model
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Most, if not all of our readers know what a plinker is. For those who have recently joined the shooting sports family (and welcome, by the way) 'plinker' refers to a handgun, typically chambered in .22 caliber, and mostly used for recreational shooting, such as at tin cans for instance, which make a 'plink”'sound when hit (hence the name 'plinker'). There are many varieties of handguns out there that make good plinkers, and this series of articles will take a look at some of the most popular .22s among them." ...
 

Gun Review: H&K M320 Grenade Launcher
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As RF likes to point out, I have a bit of a thing for grenade launchers. I can’t rationalize it or find a practical use — there’s just something amazingly fun about firing gigantic projectiles at distant targets. Especially when those projectiles emit a small orange puff of smoke upon impact. So its no wonder that I absolutely had to try out H&K’s grenade launchers and report back . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Ruger American Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you’re someone looking for a good bolt action rifle that doesn’t break the bank, you’re not alone. The budget bolt gun market is practically booming these days, with companies like Savage, Mossberg Weatherby and Remington all jockeying to get the best combination of price versus accuracy. This January Ruger introduced the American Rifle, their entry into the world of budget firearms. But is it actually any good? Or has Ruger compromised too much to get the rifle below that magical $500 price point? They handed me one of their rifles to find out . . ." ...
 

Check Out this Revolutionary U-Shaped Magazine
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A designer has come up with plans for a curved magazine capable of holding twice as many bullets as a conventional magazine. Forgive us if we sound a bit giddy, but a design like this could completely revolutionize how gun owners handle ammo." ...
 

Bargain Hunting: the Ruger LCP
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For four years the Ruger LCP has proven to be a reliable and dependable deep-concealment pocket pistol favored by many who refuse to go unarmed no matter what they choose to wear, no matter what the weather might hit them with."

"Drawing from Kel-Tec and Glock designs, the LCP (Lightweight Compact Pistol) is a locked-breech .380 ACP handgun with a 6+1 capacity and a 2.75-inch barrel that measure just 5.2 inches long, 3.6 inches tall, just 0.8 inches wide and weighs 9.4 ounces unloaded. Because it is not a blowback-operated pistol, despite its light weight it remains a relatively soft shooter in a very small package. It's still snappy, but it won't make you cringe." ...
 

Winchester Reintroduces The Model 70 Alaskan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Winchester Model 70 Alaskan is being reintroduced to the Winchester line of bolt action rifles. Now made by FNH-USA down in Columbia, South Carolina, it will be available in .30-06, .300 Win Mag, and .338 Win Mag." ...
 

Two GOP Congressmen Propose Real Bill To Fight Fake United Nations Guns Treaty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For at least the last two years, far right groups have opposed an imaginary treaty which, in the words of the John Birch Society, would 'cede control of private Americans’ small arms ownership and use to the United Nations.' This treaty does not exist. Snopes described reports of such a treaty as 'scarelore.' ThinkProgress debunked Sen. Rand Paul's (R-KY) attempt to fundraise off this imaginary treaty more than a year ago. PolitiFact rejected claims that any UN treaty will limit Second Amendment rights as recently as last week."

"So, of course, two GOP Congressmen have introduced legislation to block this imaginary treaty:" ...
 

Activists For Anti-Gun Group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns Discovered On Government Payrolls
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Florida Carry has discovered that New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s group, Mayors Against Illegal Guns (MAIG) has been involved in yet another ethically questionable, and possibly unlawful activity in their unceasing quest to infringe on the rights of citizens to keep and bear arms." ...

"Funded primarily by grants from [UAIGSF] ... some local governments have taken the bait and hired anti-gun activists allegedly to assist them with gun violence associated with 'illegal' guns."

"However Florida Carry has discovered that in every city uncovered thus far, including Orlando, Florida, the grant-funded position comes with a generous city benefits package and operational expense requirements paid for by the taxpayer." ...
 

Why you believe in gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"If you ask the typical hyper-political gun owner (and I have ... at Thanksgiving dinner), why it's important to own a gun, they'll bark about the Constitution. Yes, the Second Amendment: 'The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed!'"

"This of course is the slogan the National Rifle Association adopted in the 1970s. It was then that owning a gun became an absolute right endowed by God and the Constitution. A blessing passed down by our forefathers to obliterate game and protect our property. The NRA was founded in 1870 and for its first hundred years it was for gun control and didn't mention the Second Amendment as their cause." ...
 

CA: State Senator Leland Yee - The General Gage Of California (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A few weeks ago, CBS 5 in San Francisco had a breathless report about a 'loophole' in California gun laws that allowed people to have 'assault weapons'. The so-called loophole that was just discovered by the intrepid reporters is something called a bullet button which has been around for five years or so. ... Essentially, it is device that allows fixed magazines to be removed for either loading or clearing a jam."

"As sure as the sun sets in the West, you just knew that some politician was going to jump on this imagined bandwagon and introduce a law to outlaw bullet buttons. That politician is State Senator Leland Yee, Ph.D. who represents parts of San Francisco and San Mateo Counties." ...
 

Law Professors Publish New Textbook About Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Research Director of the Independence Institute David Kopel first got my attention when I read an article he wrote, titled 'Hitler’s Control: The Lessons of Nazi History,' in the National Review." ...

"Okay, the good news is that Mr. Kopel has, along with three of his peers ... written a comprehensive 1,008-page textbook on the subject of gun laws."

"The title of the book is, Firearms Law and the Second Amendment: Regulation, Rights and Policy and the proud authors are dubbing it the 'first law school textbook on the Second Amendment.'" ...

"Okay, now for the bad news ... it doesn’t come cheap. You can buy it on Amazon.com right now for the not-so nominal price of $168.47, plus shipping. ..." ...
 

Two Thumbs Up
Submitted by: Rick Schwarz
Website: http://www.weprotectyourkids.com

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"On the morning of June 2, 1929, a detachment of federales gunned down a middle-aged former army general ... Enrique Gorostieta was the commander of a Catholic peasant militia known as the Cristeros, which had been fighting the government of President Plutarco Calles for three years. In 1926, the fiercely anti-clerical Calles had moved to curtail the Catholic Church’s activities in Mexico ... Lay Catholics protested, Calles’s federales stormed local churches, and tens of thousands of the rural faithful rebelled. Gorostieta ... had been hired to bring a measure of military discipline to the then-leaderless uprising. By the time he was killed in Jalisco, his guerrillas had fought the Mexican army to a near-stalemate." ...
 

IL: Defensive Gun Use of the Day: May Queen Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'A vigilant homeowner turned a rifle on two men suspected of setting fires in the Freeburg (IL) area over the past few weeks and held them until authorities arrived.' Turns out that the pair were a couple of serial firebugs who got their jollies by burning barns and other outbuildings on farms southeast of St. Louis. From firehouse.com: 'St. Clair County Sheriff’s Capt. Steve Johnson called the two a 'Beavis and Butt-Head duo' because of the series of senseless crimes for which they have been charged.' But they picked one farm too many when an unidentified property owner heard a bustle in his hedgerow and became alarmed now. . ." ...
 

CA: Homeowner Fires Shots At, Scares Off Intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A CA man armed himself when he weird noises coming from the backdoor of his home. When he investigated he saw a man entering the home after breaking in through the backdoor. The homeowner fired two shots near the intruder, who then fled. It is unclear from the source article if the homeowner was firing warning shots or simply missed the intruder." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Practice Using Cover/Concealment Properly (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I don’t know of any shooting range offering its customers day-in day-out training in the wide variety of shooting and maneuvering skills needed to survive a gun fight. Many ranges don’t allow customers to draw from a holster and rapid fire. Those that do usually keep their customers in cattle chutes, preventing any sideways movement. The small percentage of gun ranges that allow holster draw and uninhibited movement don’t provide on-demand choice-based training (i.e. shoot/don’t shoot drills). If you think about it, there are enormous gaps in real world firearms training. For example, how do you practice locating, reaching and utilizing cover (ballistic protection) and/or concealment?" ...
 

Hot Lead Versus Cold Blood
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Holcomb, Kansas, late 1950s. Two vicious punks named Perry Smith and Richard Hickock invaded the farmhouse of the Clutter family. Minutes later, Herb Clutter and his wife, and their son and daughter, lay dead. ..."

"This mass home invasion murder in a rural home was the focus of Truman Capote’s classic book 'In Cold Blood.' I read it as a high school kid when it came out in 1965 or ’66, and reread it over the past few weeks. I was reminded of the same stark lessons I’d seen when I first read it."

"The Clutter home was not an unarmed household…but the guns weren’t where any of the victims could reach them in time. ..." ...
 

THE CRISIS OF LEGITIMACY: Boehner said to be blocking Issa committee vote on contempt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... I explained to several people I talked to just how this story would play on the street among people who are already upset at the glacially slow pace."

"'Don't they understand that this is the final crisis of their own legitimacy?' I fairly screamed into the phone at one. 'Don't they understand how poorly some are going to react?' I added, 'You know there's a whole lot of folks who have lost all faith in the system, people who don't listen to me about restraint and letting the system work. Doesn't Boehner understand that this is his last f--king chance to prove his oath means anything to him before people start acting on that? Does he really think this will have no consequences for him?'" ...
 

Homeland Security IG Investigates Fast and Furious
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"CBS News has learned a second Inspector General (IG) is investigating Operation Fast and Furious: Homeland Security."

"As CBS News previously reported, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) had special agents from Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) assigned to Fast and Furious, which was run by the [ATF] out of Phoenix, Ariz. During that case and similar weapons trafficking operations, ATF allowed thousands of weapons to fall into the hands of Mexican drug cartels. The idea was to capture the 'big fish' in a cartel. The strategy was called to an abrupt halt after it was publicly exposed. Two weapons from Fast and Furious were used in the murder of Border Patrol agent Brian Terry in December 2010." ...
 

OH: Gun Control Advocates Criticize Pro-Gun Rival, Accidentally Cause Gun Owner Uprise (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Pro-gun Ohio Rep. Margaret Conditt was surprised to discover that criticism by gun-control advocates would catapult her shooting range fundraiser into a major event." ...
 

WI: Walker will defend the right to bear arms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"There has been a lot of discussion concerning the senseless recall election of Wisconsin’s governor, Scott Walker. Most of it has concerned jobs, economics, unions and more."

"There’s another critical component, though, and that is our Second Amendment."

"The Founding Fathers didn’t insert the Second Amendment into the Constitution so we may hunt partridge and ducks. It was inserted for far more serious purposes! Gov. Walker holds an A-plus rating from the National Rifle Association. Tom Barrett, on the other hand, holds an F rating." ...
 

NY: Bellavia forms ‘Second Amendment Coalition’
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Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"David Bellavia, a Republican candidate for Congress, announced a “Second Amendment Coalition” on Monday, a day when he also criticized his Republican rival, Chris Collins, for his previous participation in what Bellavia said was an anti-gun group." ...
 

Coalition of Attorneys General Urge Passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Recently, the Attorneys General of 22 states and the territory of Guam wrote a letter of support for H.R. 822 to Reps. Stearns and Shuler, stating in part, 'While some have suggested this legislation would endanger public safety, our experience suggests the opposite. Individuals with concealed carry permits from our states have proven to be more law-abiding than non-licensees, and in many instances have been able to defend themselves and others effectively from criminal attack. Many of our states also have laws recognizing out-of-state permits, and people carrying concealed handguns under those laws have done so without any unusual problems.'"

"The Attorneys General also urged the Senate to take action on the bill." ...
 

HR 5846 - The Second Amendment Sovereignty Act
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Representatives Ben Quayle (R-AZ) and Denny Rehberg (R-MT) have introduced HR 5846 - the Second Amendment Sovereignty Act - which is intended to counter the UN's proposed Arms Trade Treaty. During the Bush Administration, the US actively worked against this treaty as they felt it violated the Second Amendment rights of its citizens. The Obama Administration, by contrast, is a willing participant in this effort." ...
 

Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine joins coalition urging passage of National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As we reported last November, the ongoing effort to fully vindicate the fundamental, individual right to carry a concealed handgun for self-defense took a major step forward with House passage of H.R. 822, the 'National Right-to-Carry Reciprocity Act of 2011.' The bill, sponsored by Reps. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.), has 245 cosponsors and was approved in the U.S. House of Representatives by an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 272-154."

"After passage in the House, the bill was sent to the Senate, where it remains. Since November, the Senate has failed to take any significant action on the bill." ...
 

CA to Gunmakers: We’ll See Your Innovation and Raise You a Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Reacting to the shocking news that gunmakers actually read the laws that California churns out and design guns around them, all State Senator Leland Yee could manage to sputter was, 'When I saw the news I was absolutely horrified.' The gaping loophole that has the poor Senator all aflutter means rifles with bullet buttons – which actually allow a shooter to change out a magazine – are legal in the Golden State. Yes, that sounds pretty basic and magazine releases are legal just about everywhere else in these fifty-seven states. But what works so well for the rest of us doesn’t cut it on the left coast . . ." ...
 

Stealth 'gun control' threatens Illinois
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Illinois gun owners now face a brand new attack on their Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. With gun rights advocates in Illinois having started in the last few years to find their voices and realize their power, the legislature's forcible citizen disarmament advocates are resorting to furtiveness in their efforts to impose new infringements on that which shall not be infringed." ...
 

OH: Gun advocates cite legal dangers in Ohio hidden vehicle compartment bill
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... "'Any legislation that simply allows the presence of drug residue to be a key element of the crime—when the secondary element is that the item is an EMPTY container, must be seriously reconsidered,' OFCC states in a compelling and eye-opening video the group prepared to show how mere contact with currency obtained directly from a bank ATM could produce positive drug residue results (watch video in sidebar to this column)." ...
 

OK: Oklahoma lawmaker loses new bid for legislators to carry handguns anywhere
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Oklahoma legislators need to have the ability to carry handguns to defend themselves from angry constituents and others who might carry out death threats and turn public meetings into killing fields, a House member said Tuesday."

"'We don’t protect ourselves,' said Rep. John Bennett, R-Sallisaw."

"'According to the Constitution, the Second Amendment, I can carry in this building, that building, anyplace I want to go except if I do now I’m going to get in trouble, probably get arrested." ...
 

CA: California May Ban 'Bullet Button' on Guns
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"A recent CBS5 report on 'bullet buttons' has inspired a lawmaker in California to try to pass a ban."

"Removable magazines are already banned in California, but, technically, the bullet button is legal because it is ... triggered by the tip of a bullet, not the human finger (which holds the bullet). This small change has allowed rifles such as the AR-15 to enter the Golden State."

"Not everyone is happy."

"State Senator Leland Yee told CBS5: 'When I saw the news I was absolutely horrified. It is extremely important that individuals in the state of California do not own assault weapons. I mean that is just so crystal clear, there is no debate, no discussion.'" ...
 

MO: Gun Owners Get 3 Big Victories in Missouri
Submitted by: Opposing Views
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"The Missouri General Assembly passed several pro-gun measures, sending them to Governor Jay Nixon before adjournment of the 2012 legislative session." ...
 

Federal appeals court takes another look at New Orleans gun rights lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a gun-rights case backed by the American Civil Liberties Union, a federal appeals court Tuesday ordered New Orleans law-enforcement authorities to explain why they're holding on to a handgun seized from a painting contractor nearly four years ago after charges were dropped. The 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that New Orleans officials must demonstrate why they're holding Errol Houston Jr.'s handgun. The ruling comes two months after the same appeals court panel ruled that a federal judge correctly dismissed the lawsuit against the city of New Orleans." ...
 

NC: An Attempt To Negate The Bateman Win Which Must Be Stopped
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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..."On Tuesday, the NC State Senate Judiciary I Committee will take up consideration of HB 489 which is currently titled 'Mechanics Lien and Bond Law Changes'. It had been approved 116-0 last May by the NC House. However, there is a proposed Committee substitute 'H489-CSSA-71 [v.4]' which would effectively negate the Bateman win and would, in fact, give state and local official more power to infringe upon gun rights. This proposed change has not been published on the General Assembly's website but a copy was sent to Grass Roots North Carolina." ...
 

Police Chiefs Unable to Discipline Bad Cops
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sunday’s Wall Street Journal reported that Thomas Dale, the Police Commissioner of New York’s Nassau County is asking the legislature for the power to fire his own officers (subscription only), a prerogative that few New York police officials have." ...
 

AK Rep. Young assured by ATF ‘Bound Book’ request ‘won’t happen again’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Alaska Congressman Don Young has been assured by Tom Brandon, deputy director of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, that an attempt by local ATF agents in Alaska to make copies of 'bound book' transactions at retail gun shops in the 49th State will not happen again."

"Alaska ATF activities are conducted under the supervision of the Seattle ATF field office." ...
 

Mayors Against Illegal Guns sells tyranny to city taxpayers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"That the rabidly anti-gun group 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' (MAIG) has received a fair amount of attention in these pages should come as no surprise, given the fact that anti-gun St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay represents one third of Missouri's MAIG delegation. Florida Carry executive director Sean Caranna, though, has made a discovery that will perhaps surprise people--at least those people who do not expect their local taxes to be spent on efforts to trample their Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms." ...
 

Illinois Hit Hard by Obama's DOJ, Chicago's Anti-Gun Agenda
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"The Illinois State Police are pushing legislation that could have a severe, negative impact on gun rights in Illinois. Senate Bill 1034, which was introduced as an anti-drug bill, was recently amended by the state House of Representatives to cover Firearm Owners Identification (FOID) cards." ...
 

CT: Jury selection starts in Connecticut officer's trial
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Jury selection has begun in the manslaughter trial of a former Windsor Locks police officer charged in an off-duty accident that killed a teenager on a bicycle." ...
 

CO: Man beaten by Denver officers awarded $795,000 by City Council
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A man left bloodied by Denver police officers two years ago after a routine traffic stop was given a $795,000 settlement by the City Council on Monday."

"It is among the largest payouts in city history to resolve a police-brutality case."

"Alexander Landau sued the city in federal court, saying three police officers tried to cover up a Jan. 19, 2009, beating that left Landau scarred and suffering 'persisting neurological damage.'" ...
 

MD: PG police officer crashes cruiser, charged with DUI
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Police in Prince George's County say a police officer has been charged with driving under the influence after he crashed his cruiser in a single-car accident." ...
 

IN: Former PCSP officer pleads guilty to OWI in Election Night 2010 incident
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Porter County Sheriff’s Police officer arrested on Election Night 2010 on a charge of drunk driving—after celebrating Sheriff Dave Lain’s re-election—has pleaded guilty to a charge of operating while intoxicated, the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office said."

"Ryan Fenters—who resigned from the PCSP on April 30, 2011—pleaded guilty this morning to a Class C misdemeanor charge of OWI ..." ...
 

WA: Marysville officer charged in daughter’s fatal shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Second-degree manslaughter charges have been filed against a Marysville police officer in the March accidental shooting death of his 7-year-old daughter in Stanwood."

"Since that shooting, Northwest gun rights activists at Northwest Firearms and two places on the WaGuns forum ... have been waiting to see whether the same standards would be applied in this case as the Pierce County prosecutor’s office did in a similar incident that took the life of a toddler left alone in a car with a loaded handgun." ...
 

NY: NYPD Sgt.'s filthy tirade captured in shocking cellphone video (video available)
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"A uniformed NYPD sergeant was caught on video unleashing a vulgar tirade against a group of Brooklyn men — threatening them with his gun even while condoning their criminal behavior, The Post has learned."

"Sgt. Lesly Charles even indicated that some criminal activity is apparently OK on his beat — as long as he’s paid proper respect." ...
 

MI: John Chevilott Gets Fired for Turning in a Gun He Found on Street
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Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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... "So if picking up a loaded, damaged firearm to make sure that some kid won’t doesn’t qualify as a good reason, Chevilott’s work-related justification should suffice."

"Anyway, as noted, Chevilott originally wanted to turn the weapon in to a passing-by police vehicle, but he didn’t see one. So, essentially, he was forced to hold the piece while he went about his day, and then he turned it in to the proper authorities later."

"No harm, no foul – right? Wrong."

"Once they found out what happened, the powers that be at the Department of Public Services suspended Chevilott’s foreman for his employee’s deeds, and then they went ahead and just fired Chevilott altogether. Two years short of his retirement, no less." ...
 

LeAnn Rimes Fires it Up at the Shooting Range (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Country music star LeAnn Rimes has discovered the joy of shooting after visiting Philadelphia's Archery & Gun Club, as reported by the Daily Mail."

"What is it about country music and guns that make the two seem to go so well together? As it turns out, this 29-year-old super star is as talented with a gun as she is with her voice. Rimes posted a video and pictures of her adventures at the shooting range and she's actually a pretty good shot." ...
 

WA: Hunter forums: ‘No-confidence’ in WDFW; is apathy a problem?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Unscientific polling results on two popular Washington hunting forums – Hunting-Washington and HuntFishNW – show that the Department of Fish & Wildlife and the commission that sets its policies are in big trouble."

"The poll currently is running 91 percent against the WDFW leadership and commission on the Hunting-Washington site, and a whopping 96 percent on the smaller HuntFishNW forum. Even though this is not a scientific poll, the results should alarm the agency and the commissioners ..." ...
 

 

OH: Ohio Gun Collector's Association 75th Anniversary: A celebration of freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Ohio Gun Collectors Association (OGCA) is celebrating their 75th anniversary this year. First a word about the OGCA meetings and show is appropriate. The OGCA shows are not open to the general public. You must be a member or a visitor sponsored by a member in order to attend the show. The meetings and shows have been held at the Roberts Center outside Wilmington, Ohio for many years. There is also a special event now at the IX Center in Cleveland."

"The annual display show includes museum quality antique, military, sporting and educational displays. ..." ...
 

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