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Vanderboegh ponders unpleasant truths, restoring Constitution in Texas speech
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'We are at present two peoples, two countries really, living within a common border and sharing (mostly) a common language but divided upon the answer to this question: does the government serve the people or do the people serve the government?' Vanderboegh elaborated. 'This is not a question that the answer can be finessed, negotiated or ignored. It is one or the other, that of individual liberty as the Founders intended or of collectivist power in service to a few.'" ...
 

Who Foots the Bill for Anti-Gun Agitators?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sr. Diggler forwarded TTAG command an email blast from Americans for Responsible Solutions PAC [copy after the jump]. The Giffords/Kelly civilian disarmament coalition wants money to help fund anti-gun Dems in the forthcoming mid-term elections – and beyond! And here’s news: 'Thankfully, a generous supporter has pledged to match – dollar for dollar – every donation we receive between now and June 30.' Who dat? I vaguely remember a Texan filling the ARS holes in their budget. And found this handy chart of anti-gun money flow from August 2013 at newsmuckety.com. ... And NONE of the anti-gun groups can claim the honest-to-God grass roots support funding the NRA, SAF, GOA and other pro-gun agitators . . ." ...
 

Three Things Armed Teachers Need to Know About Shooting Spree Killers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"'In the year and a half since the massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary, as America has struggled to find the answer to its epidemic of school shootings, some districts have decided that teachers are the ultimate first responders and need to learn to shoot back,' kansascity.com reports. 'Four Missouri school districts recently sent staffers to this hilltop range for five days of firearms training. The instructors, all current law enforcement officers, refer to the teachers' 'unique situation'— essentially close-quarters combat while youngsters scream and run about.' I don’t know what all they teach the teachers but here are three lesson I’ve learned from interviews, training and the TTAG school shooting simulation . . ." ...
 

I’m Your Friendly Neighborhood Felon
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"... Once or twice a year, my family and I pack up the kids and head from our adopted state of Michigan ... to our home state of Maryland ... As someone who not only possesses a Michigan concealed pistol license, but also someone who carries everywhere, this presents a challenge. ... [A]t Exit 1B before crossing into Maryland, the pistol is made safe and locked up, ammo separated, and I become a good little serf . . ."

"This particular trip is special, though. My parents will be driving from Virginia into Maryland to see us and squeeze the grandkids. Guess what? We’re going to perform a private transfer. Yep, you got it, an interstate transfer of firearms *gasp* without an FFL. And it won’t be our first." ...
 

Right to own a weapon protects society
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"In response to the letter about change, the writer implied that the Second Amendment no longer makes sense. I believe it does, and more now than ever before."

"Our federal government was not formed for the protection of the citizenry. It was formed for the protection of the rights of the citizenry. The Second Amendment formalized the role of all citizens, each of us, to protect the people. Everyone has the obligation to protect their fellow citizen from bad people intent on harm to person or property. This is what makes society — people working together for the good of all." ...
 

Do You Have a Gun Fetish?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Most people purchase guns as fetish items. You’re probably already reacting from a defensive perspective to that statement: 'My gun is not a fetish item! It’s a tool. A proud heritage. That which keeps me and my family safe.' And all of those things may very well be true, but is that why you purchased that gun? Or are those just the justifications? . . ."

"Before I go on, let’s talk a little bit about the word fetish. It’s a loaded word. To most people, it immediately invokes sexual fetishism ... That meaning of the word is actually fairly recent, dating only back to the turn of the last century. Originally, the word fetish referred specifically to objects used by indigenous peoples of the Guinea coast as magical amulets." ...
 

Take the Guns Out of the Gun Control Debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"One of the biggest problems with the gun control debate is the fact that it is about guns. Before anyone gets all butt-hurt about that statement, let me explain what I mean. First off, it should be noted that I support gun rights. I enjoy shooting and plinking, and I have a license to carry concealed in my state. Clearly I don’t have a problem with guns, so why do I consider guns to be the problem within the context of the debate? . . ." ...
 

Do Not Disarm America With Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I have deep compassion toward the victims of these recent tragedies, if I were present, I would surely use my gun in defense of those innocent men, women and children, and if necessary, i would give my life for them."

"I read the article from Tina Dupuy in the June 19 – 25 edition of the Aurora Sentinel. As a man coming from a family of military, I am absolutely outraged with the insults directed towards the Militia and gun owners in general. not to mention the lack of understanding when it comes to the term 'well regulated.' ..." ...
 

Gun Review: Ruger 96/22
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I’m convinced that the Ruger Model 96/22 was conceived roughly this way:"

"Ruger Executive: 'Gentlemen, the 10/22 continues to be a massive cash cow. But how can we make more money?'"

"Marketing Guy: 'We could, uh, make a lever-action version of it?'"

"Ruger Executive: 'Brilliant! Get to work on it! I want it on my desk next week!'"

"That was back in 1996, and Sturm Ruger cranked out Model 96/22 rifles in .22LR before production ended in 2009 . . ."

"... Why would you be interested in a less-than-popular rifle that isn’t being produced anymore? Because it’s accurate, it’s fun to shoot, and it’s unique. Go to your local range and slap a 25 or 50-round magazine into a levergun and see if doesn’t raise a few eyebrows." ...
 

Change.org Petition to Ban Firearms At Home Depot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"DrVino doesn’t miss a trick (in the non-sexual sense of the expression). He recently caught wind of an email pimping a petition at change.org calling for a ban on firearms inside Home Depot (full text after the jump). Clearly, private enterprise is the new locus of gun control activism, now that the mid-terms approacheth and Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America has declared victory for 'forcing' Starbucks to issue a polite, non-legally-binding request for customers to leave their guns at home. The petition has 5k signatories so far and plenty of pro-gun comments below. [Note to open carrier on left: get your GD strong hand off the gun!] . . ." ...
 

Former executive director of MAIG opens up about challenges for gun-control movement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Mark Glaze no longer works for Mayors Against Illegal Guns, the pro-gun control organization co-founded by former New York City mayor and billionaire business magnate Michael Bloomberg. After serving as its executive director for three and a half years, he’s decided to step down to pursue greener pastures elsewhere."

"During Glaze’s tenure, through heated controversy and sharp criticism, MAIG accomplished quite a bit. While it failed to pass significant reform at the federal level, MAIG has realized several victories at the state level in the aftermath of the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut." ...
 

A ‘good guy with a gun’ is dangerous without training
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"So much for the argument that having more people armed in public places will result in fewer gun deaths."

"One of the three killed recently by a Las Vegas couple, Jerad and Amanda Miller, was an armed civilian, Joseph Wilcox. ..."

"Wilcox, 31, was inside the Wal-Mart store when the Millers entered firing and ordering everyone to evacuate. Wilcox, who carried a gun, decided to confront the shooter, apparently unaware that Amanda was with Jerad. After he walked past her on his approach toward Jerad, Amanda fatally shot him."

"... Whether they might have killed others had Wilcox not stepped forward ... we can’t know. What we do know is that a civilian, perhaps emboldened to heroism because he had a gun, is dead." ...
 

Another Modest Proposal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"We hear it after every mass shooting: 'Guns don't kill, people kill,' as though actually holding a pistol was in any way the emotional equal to cranking up the nerve to club someone to death with a baseball bat or stab them with a knife. There's a reason we call those little actuators 'triggers.' Add alcohol or insanity and stand well back."

"The original intent of the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was to allow citizens to arm themselves against takeover by colonial powers. ... But those days have passed into our frontier history. The real colonizers today are the weapons lobbies and manufacturers that shamelessly make money from the slaughter of other people's children. Even the British at their worst didn't go that far." ...
 

Daily Digest: Entitled Behavior Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Durango, Colorado brings us yet another case of people who are brought near an existing gun range by urban sprawl who then complain about the noise. Folks are pressuring La Plata County and the city of Durango to move the the private, members-only Durango Gun Club to 'somewhere more remote.' (Map link here, so you can see where it is now.) Volunteers collected 153 signatures on a petition to give to officials. The organizer of the movement, one Amanda O’Connor, says she doesn’t walk with her 4-year-old daughter on the Animas River Trail anymore . . ." ...
 

ID: Moscow Restaurant Encourages Open Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Moscow, Idaho restaurant is offering a discount to customers who openly carry firearms while scarfing their ribs. In the vast majority of states, openly carried firearms are legal. The right to open carry has been used in a number of states to push for the passage of 'shall issue' laws to allow people to legally carry firearms concealed. Virginia, Ohio, and Wisconsin are states that come to mind. Texans are currently using the legal open carry of rifles, guaranteed in their state constitution . . ." ...
 

Susie Madrak: At What Point Do We Shoot The Gun Nuts?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Note: the headline at the top of this post is mine. The headline above Ms. Madrak’s polemic at crooksandliars.com is So At What Point Do We Actually Stand Up to the Gun Nuts? Her screed leaves no doubt that Ms. Madrak is asking when Uncle Sam is going to get the lead out (so to speak) and shoot 'gun nuts' (a.k.a, armed opposition to federal overreach). The piece uses our Quote of the Day from Rick Perlstein – 'Here is a truth so fundamental that it should be self-evident: When legitimately constituted state authority stands down in the face of armed threats, the very foundation of the republic is in danger' – as her jumping off point . . ." ...
 

Anti-Gun Columnist Asks If It’s Time for the Government to Kill “Gun Nuts”
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Um, first off, what the hell is a 'gun nut' exactly? Is someone who agrees with you on all of your other political issues but happens to have a collection of 10+ firearms a 'gun nut'? Is the Libertarian who owns a handgun for self defense a 'gun nut'? Is it only people who disagree with your other political stances?"

"Second, most gun owners are not sitting around waiting for the second civil war. Most gun owners are people you interact with every single day and you never have any idea that they have a gun safe at home and enjoy going to the shooting range on the weekend. Most gun owners are just like you, we want to provide for our families, enjoy life and work hard. Guns just happen to be an interest for us as well as a tool." ...
 

8 Things Guns Compensate For (Besides Your Penis)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"It's hard out here for a P.I.M.P.H. (person inclined to be macho and pack heat). You love your gun more than you love Christmas, and your nontraditional love is protected by the Second Amendment, yet it seems like everyone hates guns and hates you for owning them ..." ...

"I think it's also fair to acknowledge that guns have a huge symbolic significance for many owners. They're not only a weapon; they're a lifestyle choice, a tool to help compensate for things we may be personally lacking."

"The joke is that the bigger the gun, the tinier the penis, and while that may be absolutely, 100-percent true in every single case, there are other things guns compensate for. Here are eight of them." ...
 

AL: Repeal the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"We shoot more people every day than any other industrialized countries does in a year. Why? Because we can; we have the firepower. The other countries make gun ownership more restrictive and more importantly don't have our wild west mentality. We grew up watching too many John Wayne movies."

"What can we do to reduce the killing? Ready for this? Repeal the Second Amendment. Yup, I said it; repeal or drastically change the Second Amendment. This amendment was written more than two hundred years ago when most men only had single shot hunting rifles. How about limiting rifles to real hunting rifles and pistols to single shot flintlocks. ..." ...
 

Innocent until proven guilty......Even for Harry Reid.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "For the moment, we will give the NRA the benefit of the doubt and accept what they say is true. This begs the question as to just WHICH SENATE BILL on universal background checks is Reid going to put up for a floor vote. As of this writing, no such Senate bill appears to exist. No such bill appears on either committee or floor calendars. The only bill, which is not a bill at all, that deals with ‘universal background checks’ WAS the Manchin-Toomey AMENDMENT to S 649, which was defeated on the floor April 2013. With all of the Amendment failures, Reid pulled S 649 from the floor of the Senate because it was headed for a massive defeat." ...
 

A New Jersey Law That's Kept Smart Guns Off Shelves Nationwide
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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t fires only in the hands of its owner isn't science fiction anymore. A so-called smart gun is already on sale in Europe. But you won't find it on store shelves in this country — in part because of an obscure New Jersey law that's had unintended consequences for the rest of the nation."

"Basically, the Childproof Handgun Law of 2002 says that once 'personalized handguns are available' anywhere in the country, all handguns sold in New Jersey must be smart guns within 30 months."

"The goal of the law was to spur 'research, development and manufacture' of smart guns, according to its sponsor, New Jersey state Sen. Loretta Weinberg. But in practice, supporters and critics of the law now agree, that has not been the case." ...
 

Gun control advocates push to take firearms from those accused of threatening violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Domestic abusers are not allowed to have guns. But gun control advocates want to expand that federal law to include those who merely have been accused of threatening violence -- by prohibiting those under a temporary restraining order from having firearms."

"Second Amendment supporters say these bills are unconstitutional because they violate the right to due process. But they may be gaining traction."

"Sen. Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., introduced a bill last week that would make it illegal to possess a gun while subject to a temporary restraining order."

"Temporary restraining orders generally are given for a two-week period to allow time to set up a court date for the accused to defend himself or herself before a judge." ...
 

Rand Paul Wants to Restore Felons' Voting Rights. What About Their Gun Rights?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "... It has never made sense to me that committing a felony should forever turn someone into a second-class citizen ... after they've completed their sentences. In the same vein, why should everyone convicted of a felony be permanently stripped of his Second Amendment rights? Paul likes to tell the story of a friend's brother who to this day is not allowed to vote because of a 20-year-old marijuana conviction. It makes no more sense that to this day he is not allowed to own a gun, and I imagine that many Americans attach more value to the fundamental human right of armed self-defense than they do to the privilege of checking off the least odious choice on a list of politicians every couple of years. ..."
 

WA: Wednesday will reveal Seattle mayor’s gun control agenda
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Yesterday, Seattle Mayor Ed Murray’s hand-picked police chief, Kathleen O’Toole, was sworn in to lead the beleaguered department, and tomorrow at 1 p.m. he will hold a special meeting with the city council to address 'gun violence,' which could be a learning experience for one and all."

"O’Toole has been in and out of law enforcement in Massachusetts and recently in Ireland, but she’s yet to walk a beat west of the Mississippi or north of the Columbia and when – not 'if' – the mayor starts talking about gun control, she’ll be facing something not found in the Bay State. Gun owners in Washington State don’t need permission from police or politicians to exercise their rights, and they know it. ..." ...
 

CO: House District 63: Firestone's Saine withstands GOP challenge in legislative re-election bid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"State Rep. Lori Saine appeared Tuesday night to have overcome a challenge from within her own Republican Party in her bid for re-election to a second two-year term from the Colorado Legislature's House District 63." ...

"During her pre-primary campaign, Saine said that she wanted to 'continue to actively push for conservative principles like lowering taxes, protecting the sanctity of life, cutting government regulation, fighting for a right to work law and protecting our Second Amendment rights.'" ...
 

NC: Bill would let more kids use BB guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A bill making its way through the N.C. General Assembly would allow children under 12 to use BB guns without a parent or guardian present in neighboring Anson County."

"As the law is currently written, BB guns, air pistols and air rifles are considered 'dangerous firearms' in 17 counties, including Anson and Stanly. Children under age 12 are prohibited from possessing one without adult supervision in those counties. Richmond is one of 83 counties without such a ban on the books." ...
 

CO: Woods, Sanchez win in Jeffco GOP Senate primaries
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two conservative candidates, each backed by the pro-Second Amendment group Rocky Mountain Gun Owners, won Tuesday evening in a pair of closely watched Jefferson County state Senate GOP primary races."

"Laura Woods maintained a 55 percent to 45 percent edge over Lang Sias in Senate District 19, with 47 percent of the votes counted."

"Tony Sanchez held a 33-point lead in Senate District 22 over Mario Nicolais, with 37 percent of votes counted."

"Both Sias and Nicolais conceded." ...
 

Pennsylvania: Suit to allow Sunday hunting shot down, not protected by 2nd Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A federal judge found that the Second Amendment protections do not include recreational hunting in dismissing a lawsuit brought about to grant hunting on Sundays in Pennsylvania."

"The suit, brought about by the Lancaster County-based Hunters United for Sunday Hunting against the Pennsylvania Game Commission, was an attempt to ask the courts to compel the state to end its so-called 'blue law' forbidding the taking of either small or large game on Sunday."

"The Keystone State is one of only 11 that currently prohibit Sunday hunting." ...
 

PA: Millvale Police officer pleads not guilty in stun gun charge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A western Pennsylvania police officer has pleaded not guilty to a charge that she violated a man's rights by repeatedly using a stun gun on him while he was handcuffed."

"The attorney for 30-year-old Millvale Officer Nicole Murphy doesn't dispute that Murphy used the Taser on Thomas Jason James Smith after his arrest for public drunkenness in September 2012."

"Rather, defense attorney Robert Stewart says Murphy was justified in using the stun gun because Smith continued to bang his head against a desk and she was trying to stop him from hurting himself ..." ...
 

CA: Groups, Sheriff Disagree on Gun Permits Policy
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The head of several pro-gun organizations today threatened legal action against Riverside County Sheriff Stan Sniff over an alleged policy of arbitrarily withholding concealed weapons permits, which the sheriff denied, pointing to evidence that he's always been a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights."

"Brandon Combs, who runs the Calguns Foundation and the California Association of Federal Firearms Licensees, announced the 'Fix-Riverside Initiative,' aimed at spurring Sniff to loosen up the issuance of concealed gun licenses in the wake of a U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in February." ...
 

FL: Governor Rick Scott Makes History Signing 5 Pro-gun Bills
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On, Friday, June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed 5 pro-gun bills into law. A strong supporter of the Second Amendment, Governor Rick Scott has now signed more pro-gun bills into law ... than any other Governor in Florida history." ...

"It was a great session, marred only by the defeat of SB-296/HB-209 by Sen. Jeff Brandes and Rep. Heather Fitzenhagen. This was the bill to allow law-abiding citizens to carry their firearms with them during a mandatory evacuation under a declared state of emergency, rather than leave them in their homes for theft by looters or destruction by hurricanes or other disasters."

"However, the Florida Sheriffs Association and numerous anti-gun sheriffs fought to kill the bill." ...
 

MI: Former Genesee County sheriff's deputy gets probation for drug charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former Genesee County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced to probation after she pleaded guilty to two drug charges."

"Amy Rebecca Gatica, 36, was sentenced Monday, June 23, by Genesee Circuit Judge Archie Hayman to 18 months probation after she pleaded guilty to possession of less than 25 grams of cocaine and obtaining a controlled substance by fraud -- both four-year felonies."

"Gatica was apologetic as Hayman handed down his sentence."

"'It was a very sad day for Ms. Gatica,' said her attorney Frank J. Manley. 'This young lady had no prior criminal record, suffered an injury and attempted to manage her pain herself.'" ...
 

TN: Off-duty Metro police officer arrested for DUI
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"An off-duty Metro Police officer was arrested Monday morning near downtown Nashville on charges of DUI, violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a breath alcohol test and unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol." ...
 

GA: Former Chatham County deputy sheriff pleads not guilty on child molestation charges
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"Former Chatham County Deputy Sheriff Lt. Richard Adam “Rick” Hall on Monday pleaded not guilty to a 25-count indictment charging him with child molestation and related crimes."

"Hall, seated in a wheelchair, entered his plea through defense attorney Alex Zipperer. ..."

"Hall, 52, was fired March 7, two days after he was indicted by the Chatham County grand jury. He was arrested Dec. 20 and since has remained in the Chatham County jail without bond."

"Hall, a 28-year veteran deputy, was indicted on 15 child molestation charges along with various other sex offenses involving minor-aged boys and five counts of violating his oath as a public officer while employed as a deputy sheriff." ...
 

Al Jazeera tells hunters not to fight for gun rights
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"Writing for Aljazeera America, Jamie Tarabay tells hunters that 'Gun rights have nothing to do with hunting.' Describing a supposedly growing number of hunters who reject the NRA (and, presumably, other, less compromising, gun rights organizations, but only the NRA is mentioned by name), the article is a transparent effort to divide and conquer gun owners, by splitting hunters off from others with a vested interest in protecting private gun ownership." ...
 

MN: Conference makes push to reduce gun violence (video available)
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"National and local leaders held a conference as a renewed effort to curb gun violence, speaking publicly about the need for change just hours after a homicide in Minneapolis."

"The William Mitchell College of Law, along with the American Bar Association, hosted the conference."

"... The group, with a range of legal experts, discussed the current Second Amendment law and other developments in the fight to reduce gun violence."

"Coleman said his city has removed more than 1,100 guns from the streets in two and a half years but said more needs to be done. Choi said gun violence should be treated as a public health problem. He also said the epidemic needs deeper study on a national level." ...
 

CA: Bakersfield Police Department considers new firearms
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"Bakersfield Police Officers are looking to make a big change while out on patrol. The plan is to trade-in current firearms that may save the department thousands of dollars."

"BPD is hoping to make the exchange after a number of malfunctions were noticed on current guns. It became a safety concern and a reason to upgrade."

"A company from Washington State is working on the exchange with police giving the city a trade-in value of 86 cents to the dollar. Leaders say its a tremendous value considering the guns being traded-in vary in age and in generations."

"A comparison study conducted by BPD has determined the 9MM luger caliber is the weapon of choice over its current .40 caliber firearm." ...
 

MA: Anti-gun column only hurts cause
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"First I would like to commend Richard Delmasto for his thoughtful letter of June 9 concerning the Second Amendment."

"While I share her overall sentiment, I believe Dorothy van den Honert’s column Saturday calling for the total banning of guns actually will have the opposite effect on her wishes. Columns like this make the leadership of the NRA even more rabid about its agenda of simply selling more firearms."

"Total elimination is not the answer. I have friends whose families have been hunting responsibly for generations. They have every right to continue to do so."

"We need to focus on keeping weapons out of the hands of those whose intentions are to kill people. ..." ...
 

TX: Most Texas counties have more gun retailers than museums and libraries combined
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Licensed gun retailers in Texas outnumber museums and libraries nearly 2 to 1."

"The Lone Star State has 2,029 museums and 877 libraries, according the Institute of Museum and Library Sciences, and 5,680 Federal Firearm Licensees, which includes traditional gun stores, sporting goods and other stores that sale firearms such as WalMart, pawn shops and private or individual retailers." ...
 

GA: Guns in Bars? Guns Everywhere!
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"A new state law dubbed 'Guns Everywhere' by critics takes effect July 1, raising the question: Where can you take a shot without worrying about getting shot?"

"One of the law's many effects is to allow people to carry guns into bars unless bars specifically ban them. Flagpole attempted to contact as many local bars as possible. While they didn't all respond, most who did said they will, in fact, post signs barring guns from their establishments, or were at least considering it. The law has outraged some bar owners in Athens, such as Wilmot Greene, who owns the Georgia Theatre and Green Room." ...
 

VA: ECPI University in Virginia Beach Bars Second Amendment Club
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"More anti-gun double-standards! This time it is ECPI University in Virginia Beach."

"A student, Patrick Winslow, simply wants to form a Second Amendment Club, along the line of Students for Concealed Carry on Campus, and was told 'NO!'"

"Responding for the School, William C. Salice, the Campus Director of Academic Affairs, wrote in an email: 'Patrick, the University wouldn’t sponsor a club like this as it does not correlate to program enhancement or community service.'"

"So a Club supporting and educating students on one of our most important, constitutionally-protected, civil rights has nothing to do with community service?" ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise, and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be the constant companion of your walks. — Thomas Jefferson, Encyclopedia of T. Jefferson, 318, Foley, Ed., reissued 1967.

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