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If it comes down to Jeb v. Hillary, who do gun owners vote for?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"... [F]or Second Amendment activists, the question might boil down to this: If the choice is between Jeb and Hillary Rodham Clinton, who gets your vote?"

"Of course, there will be many a stubborn person who casts what has become known as a 'throw-away' protest vote for some third party, not-a-chance-in-hell candidate. In that case, election veterans will explain, it’s really a vote for Hillary. Every vote directed away from Bush is one handed to Hillary in that kind of a match and everybody with functioning gray matter knows it." ...
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Submitter's Note: Color me stubborn and stupid then, because I will forever refuse to vote for "the lesser of two evils." If the GOP wants my vote they will nominate someone with principles who will not just "work to protect" my 2A protected rights, but will actively work to repeal and remove unconstitutional laws and regulations which strangle those rights.
 

How Open Carry Activists Won in Texas
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Open carry activists didn’t win in Texas because of public opinion, at least not on the superficial and transitory image of public opinion that’s usually measured. It was won because the activists developed means and methods to communicate around the elite establishment, grew their own organizations and vision, and exerted raw political power to bend the government to their will. Of course, they had several advantages . . ." ...
 

Get Off My Lawn: Americans Prefer Living Among Armed Neighbors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Rasmussen has a new poll out about American voters’ attitudes toward their gun-owning neighbors."

"First, some interesting numbers. An impressive 68% say they would feel safer in a neighborhood where guns are allowed and only 22% say they would prefer to live in area where no one was allowed to have a gun."

"One in four voters think it would be a good if only the government, police and military were allowed to own guns. And to these folks I say GET OUT OF OUR COUNTRY, you do not understand America." ...
 

Why isn't capital punishment a deterrent?
Submitted by: Liston Matthews
Website: http://knoxgunguy.blogspot.com/

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"Capital punishment has been society's means of dealing with particularly heinous crimes since antiquity. In recent decades, the Left has told us that capital punishment is not a deterrent. They are correct, in that they have the courts rigged such that there is much too long a time lapse between the crime and the final adjudication of the case. By the time the condemned criminal is finally executed (if ever), so much time has passed that most people won't even remember the details of the crime." ...
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Author's Note: There is no longer the fear of God, or of the Hangman's noose. But there is some fear of the armed citizen.
 

Gun Review: Bill’s Custom Automatics Master Grade 1911
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Right off the bat, Bill’s Custom Automatics does it right. I opened the custom case to find the Master Grade 1911 well presented and six Wilson Combat magazines, each inside their own little foam home, with numbers etched into them for easy performance monitoring. Bill’s Custom Automatics had polished the feed lips on each magazine. But wait, there’s more! Included in the case: extra fiber optic inserts, both red and green, for the Dawson Precision Front Sight. Now how much would you pay? Don’t answer . . ." ...
 

Gun Experiment: .45 ACP From a Taurus Raging Judge (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Raging Judge from Taurus is an intriguing beast, a huge, heavy revolver that fires the powerful .454 Casull cartridge, and can also launch .45 Colt and .45 Schofield along with both 2.5″ and 3″ .410 shotshells. That versatility makes it interesting in its own right, but . . ." ...
 

Henry Repeating Arms’ CEO: Lever Fever Outbreak Continues Apace
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Lever fever is a particularly virulent strain of firearms fascination. In a country where highly-customizable 'military-style' firearms dominate the market, lever guns continue to entrance buyers with their romantic appeal. 'Lever guns represented a distinct break from European-designed bolt action rifles,' Henry Repeating Arms’ CEO Anthony Imperato told TTAG. 'They’re still a quintessentially American design, a true American firearm . . . People who buy our lever guns are connecting with our common history. At the same time, they own a very useful firearm.' Yes there is that . . ." ...
 

LEO Homicides Committed With Guns From 1965-2014
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"A recent op-ed by Heather Mac Donald in the Wall Street Journal claimed that homicides of police had increased dramatically from 2013 to 2014. The datum was cited in an article claiming that 'Gun violence in particular is spiraling upward in cities across America' noting that homicides of police had increased by 89%. That is factually correct, but is a classic example of how to use statistics — particularly percentages — to mislead . . ." ...
 

Non-Functional James Bond Golden Gun (in Silver) Up For Auction
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Sir Christopher Lee died Sunday morning at ripe old age of 93. Lee was famous for the title role in Count Dracula, Saruman in The Lord of the Rings and assassin Francisco Scaramanga in The Man with the Golden Gun. The eponymous gold gun was fashioned from a cigarette case, a lighter, a fountain pen and cuff links. Scaramanga assembled the parts into a 4.2mm caliber firearm, firing a gold bullet with unerring accuracy. As our web friends would say, because guns. A non-working limited edition (199/7500) pencil-packing silver variant of the SD Studios replica – signed by Roger Moore – is up for action at Bonhams. It’s expected to fetch . . ." ...
 

Africa Hunt: The Distant Waterbuck
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It’s day six of hunting African plains game Superior Safaris. The sunrise is beautiful as usual but the medium breeze is likely not going to ebb. So we jump in the truck and head off to some neighboring tribal land where Eli has permission to hunt, as long as the meat goes to the locals. We want to try and find some of the animals we hadn’t yet seen . . ." ...
 

Gun maker Colt files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The company that made 'The Gun That Won The West' has lost its battle with a $350 million debt mountain."

"Colt Defense LLC, maker of firearms from the legendary Peacemaker pistol to the M4 rifle used by today’s U.S. Army, said late Sunday it’s filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection, two years after losing a key Army contract for the M4."

"The filing follows increasingly desperate attempts to restructure its debt over the last two years, the last of which was rejected by a large majority of bondholders. It has secured $20 million in financing from senior lenders in order to ensure it can keep operating in bankruptcy. A court-supervised auction of some of the company’s assets is now expected." ...
 

Colt Files for Bankruptcy, Seeks August Auction
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Colt Defense LLC filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy protection Sunday, warning its business is in a fragile state and it needs a quick sale to survive."

"The bankruptcy filing was expected for the famed gun maker, which failed to win the support of bondholders for a debt-reshaping agreement. Colt had said if it couldn’t reach a deal, it would put itself up for sale in bankruptcy."

"Papers filed in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Wilmington, Del., estimate the company’s debts and assets are both in the $100 million to $500 million range. Liabilities include more than $100 million in top-ranking secured debt and the $250 million bond debt." ...
 

TX: Texas A&M and Sam Houston State React to New Campus Carry Law (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Texas A&M is working on a plan to implement the controversial campus carry law."

"Governor Greg Abbott signed the campus carry and open carry bills Saturday at a gun range in Pflugerville. He says the laws mean Texans can be sure their Second Amendment rights will be stronger and more secure than ever before."

"Open carry is set to take effect January 1, 2016 and campus carry is set to go into effect August 1, 2016."

"The 'campus carry' bill passed despite staunch opposition from leaders of the state's top universities - but includes a concession allowing schools to carve out 'gun-free zones.'" ...
 

TX: Wayland likely to opt out of campus carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"While voicing strong support for the Second Amendment, Wayland Baptist University System President Dr. Paul Armes on Monday said the Plainview-based private school will likely opt out of the newly-signed 'campus carry' law." ...
 

SC: Spartanburg Co. residents up in arms about a possible gun discharge ban (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Shooting a gun in residential areas throughout Spartanburg County could be banned and residents fired back on Monday."

"County Council created a committee to draft an ordinance as to where guns cannot be discharged. Officials said the Spartanburg Sheriff's Office received a number of complaints about neighbors shooting in their backyards in densely populated areas." ...
 

TX: Eltife's decision not to run for reelection spurs E. Texas political shuffle (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Once State Senator Kevin Eltife, R-Tyler, announced he will not be seeking another term as the state senator for District 1, other lawmakers jumped at the chance to move into higher office." ...

"State Representative Bryan Hughes, R-Mineola, sent an e-mail to his supporters Monday confirming he is in for the state senate race as well."

"'I'm running on my record of defending the border, standing up for life, defending our second amendment rights, and fighting frivolous government intrusion into our lives,' Hughes told his supporters." ...
 

NRA Slams Democrat 'Attack On Constitution'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"National Rifle Association members are up in arms about a Democratic Party piece of legislation that would require purchasers to obtain a license, saying it’s an anti-Second Amendment crackdown that infringes on ownership rights."

"The Handgun Purchaser Licensing Act, introduced by Rep. Chris Van Hollen and various Connecticut legislators, would require hopeful firearms’ buyers to obtain government-backed licenses for certain types of weapons, the Hill reported. It would also expand background checks for all handgun purchases and prevent anyone from under the age of 21 from buying those types of weapons." ...
 

CA: Yolo County in duel over gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It is time for another duel over gun rights in California."

"In a hearing set for Tuesday in San Francisco, a special 11-judge federal appeals court panel will consider whether to side with the gun lobby’s effort to dramatically loosen California’s restrictions on carrying concealed firearms."

"While the case involves challenges to regulations in Yolo and San Diego counties, it has implications for local gun control efforts across the state that have similar restrictions in place." ...
 

CA: Gun rights in California: court to hear another showdown
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It is time for another duel over gun rights in California."

"In a hearing set for Tuesday in San Francisco, a special 11-judge federal appeals court panel will consider whether to side with the gun lobby's effort to dramatically loosen California's restrictions on carrying concealed firearms."

"While the case involves challenges to regulations in San Diego and Yolo Counties, it has implications for local gun control efforts across the state ..."

"And depending on how the ... Court of Appeals rules, the outcome could force the U.S. Supreme Court to address what many legal experts consider one of the most important unresolved issues in the gun debate -- how far the constitutional right to bear arms extends outside the home." ...
 

HI: Hawai‘i’s strict gun laws are unconstitutional
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"On May 29, the Texas state legislature approved a bill allowing the open carry of firearms for anyone with a concealed carry permit. Meanwhile in Hawai‘i, the future of gun laws is still uncertain. In March 2014, Hawai‘i’s May-Issue gun laws were deemed unconstitutional by the 9th Circuit Court. Currently, however, the law remains in effect while the ruling is appealed."

"No one wants to see Hawai‘i go to the extremes of the new Texas bill, but the circuit court ruling should stand. New legislature based on it would put Hawai‘i gun law at the sweet spot of adherence to the constitution and safety. ..." ...
 

AL: Want to buy a handgun? Lawmaker wants you to be 21, have a permit first
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"There has been a flurry of gun control measures coming out of Congress. The most recent targets handgun sales."

"Let's talk about that."

"What's the proposal?"

"Rep. Chris Van Hollen, D-Maryland, and three Connecticut lawmakers have introduced the Handgun Purchasers Licensing Act. The act would require people to obtain a license to purchase a handgun, something that's currently not required in Alabama. Rifles and other types of firearms would be exempt from the regulations."

"Specifically...."

"The act would establish a grant program through the Department of Justice that would encourage states to establish permit-to-purchase requirements for all handguns. ..." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey’s Anti-gun Laws Blamed for Woman’s Murder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Carol Browne, a petite hairdresser about to celebrate her 40th birthday, was getting out of her car in the driveway of her Berlin Township, New Jersey, home late Wednesday night, June 3, when she was attacked and murdered by her ex-boyfriend, Michael Eitel. " ...

"On April 21 she also applied for a permit to purchase a handgun to defend herself, and was still waiting for approval on the day she was murdered. Knowing that under New Jersey law, law enforcement officials are required either to issue or deny issuance within 30 days, on Monday, June 1 she contacted the police department to check on the status of her application. It was still pending." ...
 

IA: Gun deaths are actually decreasing
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"I remain mystified by Nick Wynen’s June 8 letter ['Language of Constitution is not sacrosanct'] calling for repeal of the Second Amendment based on 'the level of gun violence stemming from timid limits on gun ownership.' If he is aware of the facts, then he must be aware that 'the level of gun violence,' as represented by the number of gun murders and gun assaults, decreased by half over the 20-year period ending in 2013. This decrease is confirmed by the FBI Uniform Crime Reports and a 2013 Pew Research Center study." ...
 

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