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SAF Files Lawsuit Challenging Chicago's Handgun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Following Thursday's (5-4) ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects an individual civil right to keep and bear arms, and that a municipal gun ban violates that right, the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) and the Illinois State Rifle Association (ISRA) filed a federal lawsuit (complaint) challenging the City of Chicago’s long-standing handgun ban."

"'Chicago's handgun ban has failed to stop violent crime,' SAF founder Alan Gottlieb stated. 'It's time to give the Constitution a chance.'" ...
 

Syllabus and Opinion in the Heller Case
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What we've been waiting for:
The Supreme Court's ruling in the Heller case.
 

Controlling guns
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"It's estimated that over 2 million people in the United States -- many of them convicted felons or the mentally ill -- are ineligible to purchase firearms."

"To keep them from doing so, we need to enforce stricter gun controls, laws that don't interfere with the legitimate right of Americans to buy and keep weapons."

"This is the needed message being put forth by Mayor Mike Bloomberg's growing coalition formed to protect our cities: Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

"The group's reasonable agenda for federal gun reform has just been endorsed by the U.S. Conference of Mayors, which represents members in all 50 states." ...
 

New York State Rifle & Pistol Association Applauds SCOTUS Decision in Heller Case
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
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"Today's Supreme Court decision in the case of District of Columbia v. Heller vindicates what the New York State Rifle & Pistol Association has said for the past 137 years: The 2nd Amendment protects an individual right to possess a firearm and to use that firearm for all lawful purposes including self-defense. This is a tremendous victory for the civil rights of all Americans."

"The New York State Rifle & Pistol Association ... led a coalition of more than 40 state gun rights organizations representing a broad spectrum of American society in filing an Amicus Brief in support of Heller and individual rights. We are pleased to have played a part in this decision."
 

Supreme Court ruling lifts Smith & Wesson shares
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"Shares of Smith & Wesson Holding Corp. climbed Thursday, breaking free of a downturn in the broader market after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned a handgun ban in Washington DC."

"By a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the district's handgun laws violated the Second Amendment to the Constitution by denying individuals the right to own guns."

"Smith & Wesson shares rallied in heavy trading, rising 44 cents, or 8.6 percent, to $5.55. Analysts said the ruling will have little effect on Smith & Wesson's sales, however. Cowen & Co. analyst Cai von Rumohr said the Washington DC restrictions were far tighter than most others in the country, and DC is a small market." ...
 

Court: A constitutional right to a gun
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"Answering a 217-year old constitutional question, the Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that the Second Amendment protects an individual right to have a gun, at least in one's home. The Court, splitting 5-4, struck down a District of Columbia ban on handgun possession. Although times have changed since 1791, Justice Antonin Scalia said for the majority, 'it is not the role of this Court to pronounce the Second Amendment extinct.'"

"Examining the words of the Amendment, the Court concluded 'we find they guarantee the individual right to possess and carry weaons in case of confrontation' — in other words, for self-defense. 'The inherent right of self-defense has been central to the Second Amendment right,' it added." ...
 

Supreme Court strikes down D.C. handgun ban
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"The Supreme Court this morning struck down the District's 32-year-old ban on handguns, ruling that the right to bear arms as guaranteed in the Second Amendment applies to individuals and not only to militias."

"In a 5-4 decision, the justices' landmark ruling affirmed a decision ... that gutted much of the District's stringent gun statutes. Justice Antonin G. Scalia wrote the court's majority opinion."

"'In sum, we hold that the Districts ban on handgun possession in the home violates the Second Amendment, as does its prohibition against rendering any lawful firearm in the home operable for the purpose of immediate self-defense,' Justice Antonin G. Scalia wrote in the court's majority opinion." ...
 

Firearms Industry Hails Victory in Supreme Court Second Amendment Case
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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation ... hailed today's United States Supreme Court 5-4 decision written by Justice Scalia that determined authoritatively that the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution guarantees an individual right to keep and bear arms."

"'Today's decision by the U.S. Supreme Court is a major victory for all Americans,' said NSSF President Steve Sanetti. 'The Heller decision reaffirms the wisdom of our founding fathers in creating the Bill of Rights to protect and preserve individual rights, the cornerstone of our democracy. Furthermore, this decision solidifies a historical fact, the commonsense understanding that governments have powers, not rights -- rights are reserved exclusively for individuals.'" ...
 

New England gun makers hail Supreme Court ruling
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"New England's prominent gun makers said Thursday's landmark Supreme Court ruling that affirms the right to keep guns at home for self-defense is a moral victory for their beleaguered industry and law-abiding gun owners." ...

"'It really is a good day. This is just incredible,' said Carlton Chen, a vice president and general counsel at Colt's Manufacturing Co. in West Hartford, where the 500-plus employees all received copies the court's decision Thursday."

"'We've had so many attacks by anti-gun groups and laws that prevented law-abiding people from keeping guns and using them responsibly,' Chen said. 'We're elated _ we now have the grounds to challenge a number of these unfair laws.'" ...
 

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership: The Pros and Cons of Heller
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On June 26, 2008, the Supreme Court of the United States handed down a landmark decision in District of Columbia v. Heller. This case represents the first time the Court has considered in detail the nature and scope of the Second Amendment." ...

"There should be no doubt in anyone’s mind that this is an excellent result which gun owners should be very pleased with. The decision clearly and unambiguously establishes the strong and fundamental nature of the individual right to keep and bear arms."

"Significantly, however, the Court noted that the right to keep and bear arms is not without limitations, just as the right to free speech is not unlimited. ..." ...
 

Heller Discussion Board: Incorporation and the Need for Further Litigation
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"It is not hyperbole to describe today's decision in Heller as the most significant opinion of this century, and likely, of the last two generations. Two particular thoughts immediately come to mind. First, the extent to which today's decision effectively opens the door for future litigation regarding the Second Amendment to further clarify the extent of the now confirmed, but long understood, individual right to keep and bear arms. ..."

"In reading Justice Scalia's opinion, there is an overwhelming theme that to interpret the Second Amendment as not protecting an individual right would gut the amendment of meaning and defy logic. ..." ...
 

Heller Is In And...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It disappoints in many areas. While it affirms that the right to keep and bear arms for defence of self and property, it also leaves intact an array of infringements on the right." ...

"While I applaud the decision, I cannot help but be concerned about certain clarifications in the decision."

"Our later decisions in Presser v. Illinois, 116 U. S. 252, 265 (1886) and Miller v. Texas, 153 U. S. 535, 538 (1894), reaffirmed that the Second Amendment applies only to the Federal Government."
"This one sentence undoes everything which went before, as it presents the Amendment as something which does not apply to the states, only to the Feds. ..." ...
 

TX: Father of Concealed Carry Praises SCOTUS Gun Ruling
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"The father of Texas' concealed handgun law is praising today's U.S. Supreme Court ruling upholding private handgun ownership as a significant milestone in the history of the nation, 1200 WOAI news reports."

"'It's a very significant moment,' Texas General Land Office Commissioner Jerry Patterson, who as a member of the state senate helped write the law which allows Texas who have passed a handgun safety course to carry a concealed weapon, told 1200 WOAI news."

"'This is the first on-point decision that the Second Amendment enumerates an individual Constitutional right to keep and bear arms, and it is not associated with being in the National Guard,' Patterson said." ...
 

NY: Supreme Court rules in favor of gun ownership rights
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"The US Supreme Court handed down a landmark decision today shooting down a strict ban on handguns - a ruling that New York City officials said would have little impact here, but could open the door to challenges against gun laws." ...

"Jacob Rieper, a lobbyist for the New York State Rifle and Pistol Association, said the Supreme Court ruling would open the way to challenge some regulations, such as what gun owners call the arbitrary way pistol permits are granted."

"'For years we've been told that if we don't like the law, we can get legislation passed or we can get a decision from the Supreme Court establishing a personal right to own a gun,' Rieper said. 'Now we have it.'" ...
 

NY: Rochester reacts to landmark gun ruling
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"Customers at Fred Calcagno's 'American Sportsman' shop in East Rochester were pleased with the historic ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court."

"'I think it's a victory for 2nd amendment...we're finally back to the roots of the Constitution,' Frank Beretta, a gun owner from East Rochester and member of the National Rifle Association."

"'I don't really think it was for the Supreme Court to decide, I think it was a God-given right to protect yourself,' says Joe Aqulino, a gun owner from Webster."

"'We've actually been anticipating it and I'm very happy that the Supreme Court finally re-affirmed that it is an individual right,' says Calcagno who has been in business for 21 years." ...
 

Statement Of Brady President Paul Helmke On Supreme Court Second Amendment Ruling
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... "Our fight to enact sensible gun laws will be undiminished by the Supreme Court's decision in the Heller case. While we disagree with the Supreme Court’s ruling ... the decision clearly suggests that other gun laws are entirely consistent with the Constitution."

"For years, the gun lobby has used fear of government gun confiscation to thwart efforts to pass sensible gun laws, arguing that even modest gun laws will lead down the path to a complete ban on gun ownership. Now that the Court has struck down the District's ban on handguns, while making it clear that the Constitution allows for reasonable restrictions on access to dangerous weapons, this 'slippery slope' argument is gone." ...
 

Tossing Aside Longstanding Precedent, the Supreme Court Reinterprets the Second Amendment To Justify Eliminating DC’s Handgun Ban
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"The Freedom States Alliance strongly disagrees with the gun lobby's belief, now shared by the Supreme Court, that the Second Amendment grants an 'individual right' to keep and bear arms. However, even this misguided interpretation of the Second Amendment does not, in anyway, prohibit life-saving and crime-reducing policies from being enacted. Those necessary measures include: requiring background checks on all gun purchases; limiting handgun purchases to one per month; requiring gun owners to report lost or stolen firearms to law enforcement officials; cracking down on illegal guns and gun trafficking; and regulating military-style assault weapons and .50 caliber sniper rifles." ...
 

Supreme Court Ruling Overturning DC Handgun Ban Should Allow Ban on Semiautomatic Handguns to Stand
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... "The Court’s ruling today does not appear to affect the District's ban on 'machine guns,' which under DC law includes any gun 'which shoots, is designed to shoot, or can be readily converted or restored to shoot semiautomatically, more than 12 shots without manual reloading.' This definition would include virtually all semiautomatic handguns. As a result, the District's ban can remain in force for those types of handguns, commonly known as pistols. In essence, the Court's ruling for the most part will only affect revolvers and derringers." ...
 

Rep. Carolyn McCarthy Statement on the US Supreme Court's Ruling on Washington D.C.'s Gun Ban
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"'Although I am disappointed in today's decision to strike down the Washington D.C. gun ban, I am heartened by the Court’s acknowledgement of the right of legislative bodies to create sensible gun laws. This ruling now paves the way for Congress to move forward on passing the kind of laws that will protect our communities.'"

"'Today’s Supreme Court decision is the first major ruling on gun ownership by the Supreme Court since 1939. The Court has set an important precedent with its ruling today that will no doubt allow for the creation of future laws intended to stem gun violence. I signed a brief in support of the law and I know how much communities throughout the country are struggling to reduce gun violence.'" ...
 

American Jewish Committee: Supreme Court Gun Control Ruling Disappointing
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"The American Jewish Committee today expressed disappointment over the United States Supreme Court's ruling that the District of Columbia's strict gun control regulation is unconstitutional."

"'Gun control protects liberty, rather than restricts it,' said AJC General Counsel Jeffrey Sinensky."

"Although interpreting the Second Amendment to include a private right of citizens to own and keep handguns for hunting and self-defense, the High Court also makes clear that its ruling does not override a number of existing restrictions on firearms."

"'This decision, importantly, does not impair the ability of local and state governments to pass sensible and effective gun control laws which protect citizens,' said Sinensky." ...
 

Bloomberg: Fed Gun Ruling Will Help Crime Fight
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"New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg said today's U.S. Supreme Court decision will help mayors keep guns out of the hands of criminals." ...

"Bloomberg said the coalition of 320 mayors have always said fighting illegal guns has nothing to do with Second Amendment rights."

"'Today's decision by the Supreme Court upholding those rights will benefit our coalition by finally putting to rest the ideological debates that have for too long obscured an obvious fact: criminals, who have no right to purchase or possess guns, nevertheless have easy access to them,' he said in a written statement."

"... it is encouraging that the Supreme Court recognizes the constitutionality of reasonable regulations that allow for us to carry out those responsibilities.'" ...
 

'Sport Shooting Ambassador Award' Winner Antonin Scalia's 2nd Amendment Ruling Does His Gun Pals Proud
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"Fifteen months after receiving the 'Sport Shooting Ambassador Award' from the World Forum on the Future of Sport Shooting Activities (WFSA), Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia has done his part to make sure that, at least in the U.S., the future for his gun industry friends and their lobbying pals is a little bit brighter."

"In authoring the opinion overturning Washington, DC's handgun ban, Justice Scalia leaves little doubt as to why he was honored with the Ambassador Award, which offers 'public recognition of the social contribution made by some of the many public figures who have a longstanding interest in the shooting sports.' The WFSA is an international organization comprised primarily of gunmakers and pro-gun organizations ..." ...
 

Gabe's View: Battle Over Guns
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"The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Americans can keep guns at home for self-defense. It’s the first time the high court has interpreted the 2d Amedment to the Constitution conclusively since its ratification in 1791."

"It may be difficult for some Americans to understand how an amendment that deals with a situation so far removed from our own experience can have resonance today. ..." ...

"It seems incomprehensible that the Second Amendment makes it possible for lawless elements to possess arms in the streets of our cities and that the availability of guns is, sadly, still a major factor in the violence that afflicts this country. ..." ...
 

Gun-Control Supporters Show Outrage
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"Gun-control advocates across the country reacted with shock and outrage at the Supreme Court's decision to strike down the District of Columbia’s ban on handguns today, saying the ruling would threaten gun-control measures in other states." ...

"In Chicago, Mayor Richard M. Daley, a staunch supporter of gun control, called the decision 'frightening' ..."

"'Does this lead to everyone having a gun in our society?' he said at a news conference. ..."

"'They’re changing the rules,' Mr. Daley said of the Supreme Court. 'Why should we as a city not be able to protect ourselves from those who want guns in our society?'" ...
 

NY: Experts: Court ruling won't affect New York gun laws
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"Local law enforcement officials don't expect any problems enforcing state and city gun laws in the wake of a momentous U.S. Supreme Court ruling Thursday defining a person's right under the Constitution to have a firearm in the home."

"New York City prosecutors believe that current gun licensing laws are reasonable regulations that are safe from the kind of challenge that scuttled the District of Columbia's ban on handgun possession." ...

"Queens District Attorney Richard Brown said he thinks the high court is still allowing local lawmakers to control guns." ...
 

Ladies Packing Heat
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"More women are turning to firearms for sport and protection, according to a local gun shop."

"At B&J Guns in Colonie, women now comprise 30 percent of the clientel, up from three percent just a few years ago. The National Rifle Association also reports an increase."

"'The women are buying everything from handguns to assault-type rifles to shotguns,' said Jeff Gildersleeve, general manager at B&J's. 'Some are (for) sporting purposes and a great deal are for self-defense purposes...maybe not a direct threat, but something that just had occurred in the area that made them worry and just got them thinking about self-defense.'" ...
 

McCain: Chicago Gun Ban Infringes On Rights
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"U.S. Sen. John McCain said Thursday that the Supreme Court ruling in favor of gun ownership showed that the Chicago handgun ban has 'infringed on the constitutional rights of Americans.'"

"The presumptive Republican presidential nominee called the ruling a 'landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States.'"

"'For the first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers,' McCain said in a statement." ...
 

Are Guns The Keys To The Kingdom For McCain?
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"Judging by the rapidity of the RNC's reaction to DC v. Heller, the craftmanship of McCain's statement and the sudden appearance of McCain surrogates on the cable networks, the answer is: he thinks do. McCain adviser Steve Schmidt likes to say that elections are about contrasts, the campaign has been looking for issues to draw clean, unsubtle distinctions between the two candidates. There is a particular demographic group in the balance here: white, working class men. It's another example of two different approaches to the electorate. McCain has different things to say to different groups of people -- not inconsistent things, but just different things -- while Obama's message is holistic." ...
 

McCain on gun case: 'landmark victory'
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"Sen. John McCain, who has long had an uncomfortable relationship with the National Rifle Association, hailed today's Supreme Court decision on gun rights. Here is his statement:"

"'Today's decision is a landmark victory for Second Amendment freedom in the United States. For this first time in the history of our Republic, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed that the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms was and is an individual right as intended by our Founding Fathers. I applaud this decision as well as the overturning of the District of Columbia's ban on handguns and limitations on the ability to use firearms for self-defense.'" ...
 

McCain backs gun decision, Obama straddles issue
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"John McCain welcomed a Supreme Court decision invalidating a District of Columbia handgun ban. Barack Obama sought to straddle the subject by saying he favors an individual's right to bear firearms as well as a government's right to regulate them."

"The hotly contentious issue surfaced in the presidential campaign Thursday after the Supreme Court ruled that Americans have a constitutional right to own guns ..." ...

"... The statement from Obama, who has long said local governments should be able to regulate guns, did not specifically say whether Obama agreed with overturning the specific D.C. ban. But he said Thursday's ruling 'will provide much-needed guidance to local jurisdictions across the country.'" ...
 

Bob Barr Calls Heller Decision on Gun Rights "One of Court’s Most Important Rulings on behalf of Liberty"
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"Today the U.S. Supreme Court upheld the individual right of Americans to own guns in District of Columbia v. Heller. The ruling 'will go down as one of the Supreme Court's most important rulings on behalf of liberty,' says Libertarian Party presidential candidate Bob Barr."

"Until today, the Court had never held that the Second Amendment directly applied to individuals. 'Today's decision marks a new era for gun rights in America,' explains Barr ... Barr also drafted the Libertarian Party's amicus curiae brief in Heller. 'By protecting an individual's right to keep and bear arms, the Second Amendment ensures that all Americans are able to participate in sporting activities, hunt, and protect themselves and their families' ..." ...
 

WV: Tabling of gun ban praised
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"The state Citizens Defense League President Jim Mullins commended Ranson city leaders Tuesday for their expected decision to drop plans for a city ordinance prohibiting the otherwise lawful carrying of firearms on city property."

"Groups such as the National Rifle Association and the WVCDL had sent letters to city officials decrying the proposed ordinance and threatened to take action should the council attempt to pass it."

"'We appreciate the prompt response of Ranson officials to our letter of last Thursday in which we informed them that any ordinance restricting firearms is pre-empted by state law,' Mullins said." ...
 

GA: Athens-Clarke County Agrees to Repeal Emergency Powers
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In order to settle a GeorgiaCarry.Org lawsuit against Athens-Clarke County, the county has agreed to repeal an ordinance giving the city power to close gun stores in an emergency and prohibiting firearms in establishments that are licensed to sell alcohol. The mayor and commission are scheduled to consider the repeal at their August 5 meeting.

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Submitter's note: According to Athens-Clarke County, in an emergency, when personal self-defense is at its most important, only the Government is "professional enough" to keep and bear arms.
 

GA: Ms. Probate Judge, There's More to a GFL than Car Carry
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After hearing reports that Screven County Probate Judge Debbie Brown was telling Georgia Firearms License applicants they only can carry in their cars, GeorgiaCarry.Org wrote Judge Brown a letter to tell her of the many more places a GFL holder can carry. A copy of the letter may be viewed here.

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Submitter's note: A GFL allows legal carry anywhere in a car as well as anywhere not specifically prohibited by state law, either open or concealed. This Probate Judge was grossly "misinformed".
 

WI: The Homeland Security State: Boyz With Lethal Toyz
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"Will Grigg on the homeland-security state. [courtesy of L.R.C. Thur-26 Jun]"

"Couldn't the county simply have paid him for the damage to his well?"

"That's the question that urges itself upon me as I sift through the rubble of last Spring's confrontation in rural Wisconsin between Robert Bayliss and ... well, at last count, roughly two dozen local, county, and state agencies." ...
 

SC: Horry County officer charged with arson
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An Horry County police officer was charged Wednesday with arson.

Kyle G. Bell, 32, of Nichols is accused of setting fire to a tract of land belonging to the International Paper Co. off Bullock Trail in Longs on April 23, 2007, according to a statement released by the State Law Enforcement Division.

Bell was released from J. Reuben Long Detention Center about 3:45 p.m. Wednesday after he posted a personal recognizance bond.
 

WA: Judge to rule if officer charged with assault will get guns
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"A District Court judge is expected to decide today whether a former West Richland police officer who has admitted assaulting his wife will get his guns back."

"Brian Galusha, who resigned earlier this month, had his personal guns seized following his March 10 arrest for assaulting his wife and a bouncer at a Kennewick bar."

"The 39-year-old was charged in Benton County District Court with two counts of assault, one with a domestic violence allegation."

"Galusha has admitted to committing the assaults, said his actions were caused by an alcohol problem and requested a deferred prosecution."

"That means if he follows the court's orders, gets treatment and stays out of trouble, the charges will be dismissed in two years." ...
 

AZ: Police Report: Mexican Army Members Busted for Home Invasion and Murder
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"Police documents show that at least one of the suspects involved in a home invasion and homicide were active members of the Mexican Army."

"A top member of a Phoenix police union is standing by reports that at least one of the men involved in a Monday morning home invasion and homicide was an active member in the Mexican Army."

"'Even if you put aside the Mexican military, you have illegals in the country...they're protected with tactical gear using tactical strategies in police uniforms willing to ambush police officers. I think that's bad enough,' said Mark Spencer, President of the Phoenix Police Enforcement Association."

"... Spencer announced that the suspects were hired by drug cartels to perform home invasions and murders." ...
 

MT: NRA helps with shooting sports program
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"The Dan Kennedy residence was buzzing with activity on Saturday, June 14, with eager Ruff Riders 4-H Club Shooting Sports Project members. This was the day to unpack, assemble and test archery equipment that was purchased for the 4-H Club's Shooting Sports Program with a very generous grant from The NRA Foundation."

"The Shooting Sports Program includes Archery and Rifle. The club is still waiting on the rifle order to arrive." ...
 

NY: Albany Gun Buy-Back Program Expanding to Schenectady
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An effort to get guns off Albany city streets is set to expand.

Pastor Charlie Muller of the Victory Christian Church says he is now working with a church in Schenectady to begin the gun buy-back program there.

Muller, who offers a $150 gift card to anyone who turns in a weapon, says he's averaging a rate of about one gun per day in Albany.

The program is expected to begin in Schenectady on July 6th.
 

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