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D-Day Medal of Honor Recipients and Their Citations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Four men earned a Medal of Honor on D-Day, June 6, 1944. These are the men and their Medal of Honor citations. Please take a moment to remember these brave men." ...
 

Romney backers ignore Fast and Furious at own peril
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Gun owners are watching equivocation from the Republican leadership and from its candidate, and are seeing real-world effects that inexplicable timidity yields in not only frustrating justice, but in making the suppression of new information an inevitable outcome as sources become afraid to come forward. More and more Fast and Furious watchers are expressing frustration, anger, resignation and expectation of betrayal, they have been for some time, and they will not be ignored." ...
 

Wisconsin recall election should send signal to Washington voters
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Buried in the background of Wisconsin’s attempted recall of Gov. Scott Walker and his would-be replacement by Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett is an issue that Washington voters should consider when they elect a new Evergreen State governor this fall."

"The issue is gun rights, a debate sparked by last week's murder spree in Seattle by Ian Stawicki that began at a Roosevelt Avenue cafe and ended on a West Seattle sidewalk hours later. Washingtonians have a stark contrast in their candidates, about as stark as Wisconsinites who sent Walker to Madison in 2010 and yesterday voted to keep him there." ...
 

Review: Crimson Trace 1911 Lightguard LTG-701
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Not too long ago, I had a T&E sample arrive here at the Gunmart Blog Test Kitchen. What showed up in the box was one of the newest offerings from Crimson Trace. Capitalizing on the huge success of their recently introduced Lightguard, Crimson Trace is now expanding their product line to include a Lightguard designed to fit several other firearm models, including the 1911." ...
 

Nevada CCW: Shooting Up the Strip
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Since national permit reciprocity has the same chance of becoming law as the Cubs winning the Super Bowl (mixed metaphor intended), I’ve been collecting concealed carry permits so that I can strap up everywhere that I tend to spend time. So far, I’m licensed in my home state of Massachusetts, nearby New Hampshire and sunny Florida, but not in Nevada where I’ve spent many months visiting my money. So, I decided after my prior Las Vegas trip to take the required eight-hour class and shooting test on my next Trip to the Strip, which was last week . . ." ...
 

Legal Advice on Deadly Force From The Witness Stand
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"I’m not a lawyer so take it for what it’s worth."

"So what do you do if you are caught up in a deadly force scenario? Let me state again. I am not a lawyer. But, I have been on the witness stand for the Los Angeles Prosecuting Attorney Office."

"The first thing that I want to tell you is this. Hold up your hand and say right now, out loud. I will not lie. Now repeat it. I will not lie. If you do not want to go to prison for something you needed to do, do not exaggerate, do not stretch the truth and do not lie, even once. Leave that to your attorney (no offense)." ...
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Submitter's Note: I also ANAL but I have lawyer friends who say it is even simpler than "don't lie." Their advice? Don't speak except to say "I wish to speak to my attorney, I do not consent to any search."
 

SIG P938s Shipping and Spotted in the Wild
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Just in time for the 68th anniversary of D-Day."

"Officially announced at the 2012 SHOT Show and unofficially announced in November of 2011, the SIG P938 instantly received a lot of attention. A scaled-up variant of the SIG P238, the P938 is chambered in the more powerful 9mm Parabellum, as opposed to .380 ACP."

"While the P938 is functionally the same as the P238, the P938 is an entirely new pistol. Everything about it is different, made larger and heavier to accommodate the higher pressures of the 9mm cartridge. Even the grip panels are different, due to the increased length of the grip front to back. The sights are the only thing they have in common." ...
 

Gun Safety: Starting with the Youth and this New Technology
Submitted by: Fox Airsoft
Website: http://www.foxairsoft.com

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"Gun safety is something most of us all learned before really even touching a firearm, but with the new technology of airsoft guns, it is allowing a younger generation to learn and be educated on gun safety. Recently- I too would have been considered a skeptic of using what most of us consider as 'toys' to teach and train with. However, after seeing some of the advances in technology in the industry and the organizations that are supporting the community I’m convinced that it is a viable solution to educating the youth in gun safety." ...
 

NRA Partners With Conspiracy-Minded Gun Activists At Chicago CPAC
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This week, National Rifle Association president David Keene will moderate a "conservative conversation" at the Chicago Conservative Political Action Conference with NRA board member Maria Heil, Illinois State Rifle Association executive director Richard Pearson, and Wisconsin Tea Party figure Kimberly Jo Simac. Keene and the panelists all have a history of extreme and conspiratorial rhetoric." ...
 

The Best Gun Range Bathroom Poster in the History of the World Ever
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"... Here at General Dynamics, it’s safety first—whether you’re trading shots with a pretend bad guy on a hermetically sealed Simunition range or visiting the nearby bathroom. ..."
 

Up to 87,000 South Korean M1 Garands Coming Home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Just in time for the 68th anniversary of D-Day."

"The importation of as many as 87,000 M1 Garands gathering dust in South Korean storage may soon get the green light for importation to the US. Special thanks is due to Montana Senator John Tester and Representative Cynthia Lummis of Wyoming who introduced legislation to prevent the US government from interfering with the importation of US-made guns that were previously exported to other countries. In the face of this pressure, the State Department will no longer prohibit the exportation of these M1 Garands back to the US." ...
 

GA: College Student Saves 10 Lives by Opening Fire at Armed Intruders (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Ten students were having a small house party when they got interrupted by some of the worst party crashers in history. Two armed and masked gunmen came into the house. They ordered the men into one room and the women in another."

"Uh oh. We don’t like where this is going."

"The male students must have thought the same thing, because that’s when one of the male hostages decided to act. He pulled out a gun that was stored in a backpack and opened fire on his captor, who fled the scene." ...
 

AZ: Arizona Homeowner Shoots Daytime Intruder In The Head In Self Defense (video story)
Submitted by: GunsSaveLives.net
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"An intruder broke into the home of an off duty police officer in Arizona in the middle of the day. The homeowner happened to be home at the time, and upon hearing the break in, confronted the intruder. The homeowner said the burglar made a threatening gesture and that’s when the homeowner shot the intruder ..." ...
 

Boehner spokesman: NY Times story about Holder Fast and Furious compromise is false
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A spokesman for Speaker of the House John Boehner told The Daily Caller on Tuesday night that the New York Times published a false story alleging the speaker is trying to cut a deal with Attorney General Eric Holder over congressional subpoenas related to the Operation Fast and Furious scandal." ...

"Boehner spokesman Michael Steel, however, said the report is not true. He alleged that it illustrated a Holder-friendly bias among some establishment media outlets."

"'This story shows how the mainstream media is ignoring this scandal and covering up for the Department of Justice,' Steel wrote in an email to TheDC." ...
 

GOP backing down from Holder contempt resolution
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"While Rep. Darryl Issa (R-CA) is eager to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of congress for failing to provide all records and information regarding the controversial Operation Fast and Furious gun-smuggling fiasco, a number of GOP members of his committee appear to be getting 'cold feet at the thought of going up against Holder,' a law enforcement source in Washington, D.C. said on Sunday." ...
 

A Valid Question (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Rep. Jason Chaffetz (D-UT) appeared on FoxNews yesterday to discuss Operation Fast and Furious and why the Justice Department has blown off yet again a deadline set by Congress to produce materials. He was interviewed by Fox's Bill Hemmer who asked what I consider a valid question: 'Is it time for you folks to put up or shut up?' It was asked in the context of the investigation and how the Congressional leadership seems willing to let deadlines slide, to let Holder stonewall, and to fail to follow up with concrete action such as a contempt citation." ...
 

Boehner Aides in Talks With Justice Dept. on Gun-Running Inquiry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. prepares to testify before the House Judiciary Committee on Thursday, Justice Department officials praised the House Republican leadership – including Speaker John Boehner – for opening negotiations with the Justice Department about resolving a dispute over subpoenaed information related to the botched gun-trafficking investigation dubbed Operation Fast and Furious." ...
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Submitter's Note: I have an idea how the "dispute" can be "resolved": Throw Eric Holder in jail and give his next highest subordinate 72 hours to come up with the required documents (not unreasonable given the existence of computers and lackeys). Repeat as necessary until the DoJ starts obeying the law.
 

GOA Sues ATF to Produce Documents
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The foundation of Gun Owners of America today filed suit in the U.S. District Court for D.C. to compel the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) to produce thousands of documents related to Operation Fast & Furious."

"Depending upon the outcome of this case, Justice Department officials could spend time in jail." ...
 

Obama’s Re-Election Could Be a Gold Mine for the Guns & Ammo Industry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Could the re-election of president Obama be the biggest windfall in history for the American firearms and ammunition industry’s?"

"Could top industry leaders be secretly wishing that he pulls his shizel together and gets four more years?"

"Answer: Yes & No" ...
 

OH: Contrary to editoral opinion, the greatest threat to GOP candidates in November would be FAILING to pass needed pro-gun reforms
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"On May 12, The Cleveland Plain Dealer published an editorial by Brent Larkin entitled 'GOP state legislators' zeal for guns could wound Romney.'"

"The editorial is wrong on so many levels that at first I didn't even think it was worthy of a comment. I have since reconsidered, figuring that good men should not remain silent, lest others not have the opportunity to learn the truth." ...
 

OH: Johnson endorsed with rare 'A+' rating
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Rick Jones, Buckeye Firearms Association (BFA) Region Leader, announced that Ohio State Representative Dr. Terry Johnson has been awarded a coveted endorsement rating. Johnson is the 89th District incumbent serving in his first two year term. He is running for election to the new 90th District, formed in the recent redistricting. The 90th District will include all of Adams, Scioto and a portion of Lawrence Counties." ...
 

NC: Restaurant Carry Bill Has Committee Hearing On Thursday
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The North Carolina State Senate's Judiciary II Committee will hold hearings tomorrow on HB 111 which would allow concealed carry in restaurants and eating establishments. The bill would not let the person carrying concealed consume alcohol. HB 111 passed the State House over a year ago on March 30, 2011." ...
 

OH: Headline: House Panel Debates Bill To Ease Regulations On Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Gongwer News Service is reporting on the second hearing on HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization), which was held yesterday before the House Committee on State Government and Elections."

"According to the article, gun rights advocates urged members of the committee to ease restrictions on concealed carry licensees, while opponents warned the bill would bring Ohio's firearm regulations into line with the "lowest common denominator" among states." ...
 

CT: Sgt. Arrests Video-Taker; IA Probe Begins
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The police chief Monday ordered an internal investigation opened into a sergeant who allegedly had a woman arrested and a cell phone camera snatched from her bra after she recorded him beating a handcuffed suspect." ...

"The allegations against Sgt. Chris Rubino came from two women who observed a tussle between cops and an unruly man in the Temple Street plaza behind Pulse nightclub ..."

"If the allegations prove true, they would dramatically violate, in exquisite detail, police General Order 311. The order protects the rights of citizens to photograph or video-record cops in public; police cannot use the excuse of arresting someone for using a camera with a blanket 'interfering' charge. ..." ...
 

NY: Judge Says He Was Struck by a Police Officer in Queens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The judge, concerned the crowd was becoming unruly, called 911 and reported that the officers needed help."

"But within minutes, he said, one of the two officers became enraged — and the judge became his target. The officer screamed and cursed at the onlookers ... and then he focused on Justice Raffaele, who was wearing a T-shirt and jeans. The judge said the officer rushed forward and, using the upper edge of his hand, delivered a sharp blow to the judge’s throat ..."

"The episode, Friday morning just after midnight — in which the judge says his initial complaint about the officer was dismissed by a sergeant, the ranking supervisor at the scene — is now the focus of investigations by the police Internal Affairs Bureau ..." ...
 

IL: Former Downers Grove cop pleads guilty to official misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former Downers Grove police officer accused of using his position on the force in a scheme to rip off drug dealers has been sentenced to probation and periodic imprisonment, authorities said Tuesday."

"Randy Caudill, 35, of Bolingbrook, pleaded guilty to official misconduct at a DuPage County court hearing Monday. Judge George Bakalis sentenced him to two years of probation and two months of periodic imprisonment in the county jail." ...
 

TN: Halls police officer arrested, charged with theft, official misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says 32-year-old Jason Colvin was arrested and booked Tuesday."

"The TBI says Halls was indicted by a Lauderdale County grand jury on charges of official misconduct, theft of more than $500 and less than $1,000, accessory after the fact and facilitation of a felony."

"Allegations against Colvin include obtaining a handgun from a convicted felon and attempting to sell a stolen handgun at a pawn shop in Halls." ...
 

NJ: Off-duty Fairfield cop pleads guilty to lying to police about biker gang bar brawl
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An off-duty veteran police officer pleaded guilty to lying to law enforcement officials who were investigating a bar brawl involving two of his friends, both known associates of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang, authorities said today."

"As part of a plea bargain agreement, Anthony Gerardi Jr., a 24-year veteran of the Fairfield Police Department, will resign from his job and not receive full retirement benefits, Sussex County First Assistant Prosecutor Gregory Mueller said." ...
 

CO: ATF Agents Point Machine Guns At 8-Year-Old - Burst into home after being told fugitive had moved out
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Colorado woman has filed a lawsuit after agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, the ATF, entered her home without a warrant and threatened her and her 8-year old-son while looking for a previous tenant who had left the address more than a year earlier." ...
 

NE: Stacey wants gun charge dismissed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "[Former Bellevue Police Chief John] Stacey has acknowledged the gun was his and said he had loaned it to [former Gretna City Administrator Colleen] Lawry."

"Stacey's attorney, James Martin Davis, submitted a motion to dismiss the charge, arguing that the state law is unconstitutional and substantially infringes on his right to bear arms, which is guaranteed by the Second Amendment and by the Nebraska Constitution."

"'You cannot really restrict someone's right to lend or borrow a firearm,' Davis said afterward. 'We think the state statute is clearly unconstitutional, and we think the court should find the statute void. We have a pretty good Second Amendment argument.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: The relevant statute is here.
 

N.J. AG: Probe into state police troopers' beating mentally disabled man was overdue (video available)
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"The investigation into the beating of a mentally disabled man at the hands of State Police troopers has taken too long, and new procedures are already in place to hasten reviews of misconduct allegations, state Attorney General Jeffrey Chiesa said Tuesday." ...

"The attorney general's changes were disclosed three days after The Sunday Star-Ledger reported on the 2009 beating of James Bayliss, then 21, of Warren County, which was captured on video. The State Police conceded Friday for the first time two troopers had used unreasonable force." ...

"The State Police's admission came more than three years after the incident, and after nearly two dozen attempts by Bayliss and his family to get answers about the case." ...
 

NY: NYCLU's Stop & Frisk Watch app lets you rapidly report police misconduct (video available)
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"Following a significant resurgence in opposition to the NYPD's controversial 'Stop-and-Frisk' practices, the New York Civil Liberties Union has released Stop & Frisk Watch, a free app which streamlines the process of documenting police misconduct. Like OpenWatch, another citizen surveillance tool released during the height of the Occupy Wall Street protests last year, the app allows for rapid reporting of police encounters. But it also includes a number of other useful features that aid in documenting stop-and-frisk incidents." ...
 

GunUp is relocating to South Dakota
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "We have exciting news. GunUp is relocating to Sioux Falls, South Dakota on July 1st."

"Washington is truly a beautiful state with a vibrant startup ecosystem and we are sad to leave but it was becoming increasing clear late last year, after doing business in Seattle for over a year and a half, that we needed to find a more business and firearms friendly environment." ...
 

Idaho Sends Sultry "Come Hither" Looks to Gun Manufacturers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The state of Idaho and many of its smaller communities are trying to lure gun and ammunition manufacturers to set up shop in their communities."

"Firearms are a $3.8 billion industry that keeps paychecks supplied to 90,000 people across the US. Idaho is looking to get in on that action, and they plan to do that by making the state as appealing as possible to gun manufacturers." ...
 

NC: Para-USA Attracts Some Unwanted Attention (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Para-USA is getting some unwanted attention thanks to a recent inventory. According to a report on NewsChannel 36 out of Charlotte, Para reported that they could not account for 189 firearms. They made this report to the ATF and to the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police." ...

"As to the claim that North Carolina is one of the leading source states for gun smuggling, with all due respect to whomever made that claim, it's bullshit. ..."
 

Gunmaker Beretta Recession-Proof, Profit Up Over 4 Mln Euros (5 Mln USD)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Italian firearms market proved to be recession-proof Tuesday when high-end gunmaker Beretta announced 2011 consolidated net profits of 31.2 million euros, up from 27 million in 2010." ...
 

UK: New surveillance cameras will use computer eyes to find 'pre crimes' by detecting suspicious behaviour and calling for guards
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"A new generation of computerised 'Big Brother’ cameras are able to spot if you are a terrorist or a criminal - before you even commit a crime."

"The devices are installed in places like train stations or public buildings where they scan passers by to see if they are acting suspiciously."

"Using a range of in-built parameters of what is ‘normal’ the cameras then send a text message to a human guard to issue an alert - or call them." ...
 

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