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OSHA shooting range ruling points to agenda besides worker safety
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"While workplace safety ought to be a paramount concern for any employer, and while the list of citations provides a blueprint for corrective actions needed to regain compliance, a review of the detail of some of the cited instances, such as picking up a shell casing without gloves, shows that achieving a clean bill of health free of any subjectively-assessed violation may be impossible, and that such audits could be used to effectively close down gun ranges using fines to make their operations unprofitable."
 

MT: Authorities say hitchhiker shot himself
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A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called “Kindness in America” has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday.
Valley County sheriff’s officials said they believe 39-year-old Ray Dolin shot himself as a desperate act of self-promotion, but they offered no further details. ...
Charges were pending, and the case remains under investigation. Dolin has not been arrested, but the weapon he allegedly used to carry out the scheme has been recovered, the sheriff said.
 

Israel: Israeli man shoots, kills two Palestinian robbers
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An Israeli truck driver shot and killed two Palestinians on Sunday morning during what appears to have been an attempted robbery. According to the driver, three Palestinian men blocked his path in south Mount Hebron, attempted to forcefully extract him from his vehicle and hit him with a blunt object. The driver said he struggled with the men and shot at them.

Police are investigating the possibility that the Palestinian men had attempted to abduct the driver.

After the confrontation, the man continued driving toward a nearby Israel Defense Forces checkpoint. After arriving at Meitar Checkpoint, near Be'er Sheva, the man was taken to Soroka Medical Center to be treated for wounds to his hand.
 

NJ: As Escapees Stream Out, a Penal Business Thrives
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After serving more than a year behind bars in New Jersey for assaulting a former girlfriend, David Goodell was transferred in 2010 to a sprawling halfway house in Newark. One night, Mr. Goodell escaped, but no one in authority paid much notice. He headed straight for the suburbs, for another young woman who had spurned him, and he killed her, the police said. ...
with little oversight, the state’s halfway houses have mutated into a shadow corrections network, where drugs, gang activity and violence, including sexual assaults, often go unchecked, according to a 10-month investigation by The New York Times.
Perhaps the most unsettling sign of the chaos within is inmates’ ease in getting out.
 

IN: Myths and Misconceptions About Indiana's New Self-Defense Law
Submitted by: rick schwartz
Website: http://www.weprotectyourkids.com

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Contrary to the impression one might get from some recent headlines, a new Indiana self-defense law does not authorize Hoosiers to wantonly open fire on police officers.
 

DC: US reveals accusations against Secret Service
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Secret Service agents and officers have been accused of involvement with prostitutes, leaking sensitive information, publishing pornography, sexual assault, illegal wiretaps, improper use of weapons and drunken behavior, according to internal government reports reviewed by The Associated Press on Friday. ...
The heavily censored list, which runs 229 pages, was quietly released under the U.S. Freedom of Information Act to The Associated Press and other news organizations following the prostitution scandal.
 

TX: Is dad who killed man caught molesting his daughter a hero or criminal?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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And there’s another quirk to the case, suggests radio talk show host Geraldo Rivera, a lawyer.

“If he had a weapon and he used it to stop a sexual assault, he would not be indicted, but, ironically, the fact that he didn’t have a weapon leaves him more legally vulnerable than otherwise he would be,” Mr. Rivera told Bill O’Reilly Friday on Fox News. “In this case, you grab him off, now you’ve stopped the sexual assault, but now what are you doing? At what point does prevention of the sex assault become revenge, the implementation of vigilante justice?”

So far, the court of public opinion has stood steadfastly behind the father.

Ed.: As well they should. Defending the defenseless is one of the noblest acts possible.
 

Australia: Going off half cocked
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Roland Browne, who is a lawyer and a gun control lobbyist, said in January this year that he would like to see a reverse onus of proof adopted in relation to guns.

Browne told the Mercury on January 29 that it should be up to the shooter to show that they are a fit and proper person to have a firearm licence, rather than the state having to show they are not.

Browne also said applicants for a gun licence should have to get the consent of their spouse.

These two proposals represent an assault on the rights of individuals in the justice system.
 

IN: No, it is not open season on Indiana police officers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Numerous news outlets are perpetuating grossly irresponsible mischaracterizations of Indiana’s new self-defense law, which results from amendments to the state’s Castle Doctrine law approved by the General Assembly last session. “Indiana law that let’s citizens shoot at police” said the San Francisco Chronicle headline. And there was this from Bloomberg News: “NRA-backed law spells out when Indianans may open fire on police.” It’s open season on cops! Run for your lives, men in blue!
 

NRA claim that Obama is 'coming for our guns' way off target
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Here's something you won't hear from the National Rifle Association: The Second Amendment is fading as a wedge issue in American politics, gun owners are winning, and President Barack Obama is doing little to alter the scales.

Nearly one in two Americans now has a gun in the home and just 26 percent favor an all-out ban on handguns, down from 60 percent in 1959, according to a recent Gallup survey. The number of Americans who support tighter gun laws is at an all-time low.
 

AZ: BLM missing mark on target practice
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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So, when I learned that the BLM is backing down from its original proposal to prohibit recreational target shooting in the Sonoran Desert National Monument, I was shocked.

The BLM's draft resource-management plan clearly states that, based upon careful analysis, the agency cannot manage the area as a safe recreational-shooting area and meet the monument's conservation goals with current resources.

Why the change in position?

Apparently, there was pressure on the BLM from the gun lobby and others who claimed that Americans would be denied their Second Amendment rights...
 

MI: ‘Brandishing' or ‘carrying'?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Makowski, on the other hand, relies on an opinion from former Michigan Attorney General Jennifer Granholm, who stated in 2002 that carrying a firearm in plain view is not waving or displaying the weapon in a threatening manner — and therefore does not constitute brandishing.

“On the contrary,” Makowski writes, “consistent with federal law and the laws of other states, openly wearing a firearm without using the firearm to intimidate or threaten another person is not brandishing.”
 

DC: D.C. police damage soldier’s guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Afghanistan war veteran was wrongly arrested while lawfully transporting his firearms from New Jersey to his home in South Carolina.

All charges were later dismissed, but the city refused to respond to repeated requests from the national guardsman to return the $10,000 worth of property seized during a traffic stop.
 

FL: Drug dealer used 'stand your ground' to avoid charges in two killings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Tavarious China Smith was not particularly lucky. A small-time drug dealer in Manatee County, Smith sold crack and marijuana not once, not twice, but three times to undercover cops.

But in one respect, Smith, 29, hit the jackpot.

On two occasions, more than two years apart, he committed homicides but was not charged thanks to provisions of Florida's "stand your ground" law. Smith claimed self-defense in both cases and prosecutors agreed.
 

FL: Public's opinions on Zimmerman shifting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In late March, while people were still marching in the streets demanding his arrest, 33 percent of the country believed Zimmerman was guilty of murder, according to a poll by Rasmussen Reports.

The same poll showed that fewer than half that number — 15 percent — believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense.

Two months later, however, those numbers had flip-flopped. In a May 19-20 Rasmussen poll, 40 percent said they believed Zimmerman had acted in self-defense vs. 24 percent who called him a murderer.
 

IL: The futility of gun turn-ins
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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This is the pattern wherever turn-ins take place. A 2004 study by the National Academy of Sciences concluded that "the theory underlying gun buybacks is badly flawed and the empirical evidence demonstrates the ineffectiveness of these programs."

The people who participate are generally those who are least dangerous. Those who are most dangerous have no motive to participate. So when the buyback is done, the number of armed criminals will most likely be unchanged.
 

FL: 29 guns removed from the streets during Bradenton Police Departmet's buy-back
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Perhaps nothing is as sinister-looking as a sawed off shotgun, whose main mission in life is to inflict damage with a wide spray pattern of buckshot.

But three of these shotguns with shortened barrels and one sawed off .22-calber rifle were right out in the sunlight, laid side-by-side on a folding table during a gun buy-back conducted by the Bradenton Police Department.
 

KY: Man recovering after shooting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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A man is recovering after being shot in what police say appears to be a case of self-defense.

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The sheriff says Chris Mills claims he shot Matt Sizemore in self defense.
 

FL: NRA goes after Florida sheriffs candidates with survey
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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It isn’t often that Florida sheriffs back down from a fight.

But the National Rifle Association isn’t any ordinary combatant.

The NRA’s Florida lobbyist Marion Hammer sent a survey on behalf of the NRA and the United Sportsmen of Florida, whom she also represents, to sheriffs candidates around the state for the first time ever earlier this month. The questions, which critics say are lopsided, involve often controversial issues such as the state’s Stand Your Ground law and the sheriffs’ opposition to an “open carry” bill.
 

OK: Gun Rights And Wrongs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The statement cited published comments attributed to Midwest City Assistant Chief Sid Porter: "Midwest City police will check for permits when they encounter someone openly carrying a gun. ... If we see someone carrying a weapon in a holster, they have to have a permit on them and would be asked to show it. Anybody with a weapon on their side is considered a suspicious person."

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The two advocacy groups called on Attorney General Scott Pruitt and law enforcement leaders to "ensure that all Oklahoma law enforcement officers are reminded that gun, or no gun, the Fourth Amendment requires at least 'reasonable articulable suspicion' of crime afoot before they may seize any person. And this goes for license checks as well."
 

Is it time to ratchet down on ‘cane violence?’
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Texas woman beats her neighbor with a cane, a Brooklyn man is robbed and beaten with a cane, South Carolina police taser a nude octogenarian who attacked them with a “walking stick,” a California man dies after a fight involving his own metal cane, but in Seattle on Monday, they’re having a meeting on “gun violence.”
 

CA: Assembly Panel Approves DeSaulnier Bill to Require Reporting Lost or Stolen Fire Arms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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This week with a 4-2 vote the Assembly Safety Committee approved Senate Bill 1366 (DeSaulnier) to require every person whose firearm is lost or stolen to notify local law enforcement, in order to improve public safety in California.

“When guns are lost or are stolen from law abiding citizens, the guns often turn up in the hands of people who mean harm,” said Senator Mark DeSaulnier (D-Concord). “SB 1366 will help law enforcement recover lost or stolen guns and will help reduce gun violence.”
 

IL: Rockford Tea Party Hosts Event in Support of Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Now that concealed carry has officially become legal in Wisconsin…Illinois is the only state without a similar law. So many of us only expect to see guns out in the open when we cross the border, but that wasn’t the case Sunday afternoon. Dozens of gun owners were openly wearing weapons on their hips in Loves Park. That’s because it's legal under certain circumstances.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Some of the worst abuses of government force in recent years were precipitated by technical and victimless gun-law violations. For example, the BATF claimed that the Branch Davidians possessed machine guns without paying the required federal tax and filling in the proper registration forms. So a tax case worth less than $10,000 led to a 76-man helicopter, machine gun, and grenade assault on a home in which 2/3 of the occupants were women and children. — Dave Kopel and Dr. Michael S. Brown, Prohibition Fever, NationalReview.com

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