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Holder to appear before House Judiciary Committee on Fast and Furious
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Perceived stonewalling, not only by the Justice Department in responding to subpoenaed information by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, but also by the Republican leadership in aggressively pressing forward, has resulted in competing speculation on the willingness of investigators to proceed with a threatened contempt of Congress citation against the Attorney General." ...
 

Question of the Day: Are You a Single Issue Voter?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The advance of gun rights is certainly an important issue I take into consideration when deciding which oval to color in when I’m in the voting booth. It’s just not the only one that informs that decision. For me anyway." ...
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Submitter's Note: To quote L. Neil Smith: People accuse me of being a single-issue writer, a single- issue thinker, and a single- issue voter, but it isn't true. What I've chosen, in a world where there's never enough time and energy, is to focus on the one political issue which most clearly and unmistakably demonstrates what any politician -- or political philosophy -- is made of, right down to the creamy liquid center.
 

Gear Review: Versacarry IWB Carry System
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"For many, the concept of effective handgun concealment begins and ends with purchasing a compact or subcompact pistol. While such an approach is beneficial, it’s only part of the equation. The most practical concealment holsters should possess a minimalist design, lacking in both bulk and size."

"One of the first to come to mind is the Yaqui slide ... originally produced by Milt Sparks and made popular by Col. Jeff Cooper during the early days of API and Gunsite. As a sign of the Yaqui Slide’s unwavering popularity, today many holster makers offer their own spin on that small-but-versatile holster."

"The Versacarry Handgun Concealment System takes minimalist holster design and versatility to a whole new level. ..." ...
 

Army on PMAG Ban: Oops!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. Army TACOM Life Cycle Management Command recently released a document that seemed to ban the use of non-standard magazines. According to Military.com, it turns out that the PMAG ban was the result of a poorly worded directive and not the intended result of the document. ..."
 

Gear Review: SOG Aura-Hunting Knife Passes Her Tests With High Marks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Rule number one. Never plan a gear review anticipating a successful hunt. ... My goal was to use my new SOG Aura-Hunting knife to field dress a turkey. I must have jinxed my hunt. NEVER plan on a successful hunt, no matter how great your guide and location is."

"Even though the thunderstorm brought gobbles out of the gobblers, we could not get them in close enough for a good shot. ... That meant two things, no smoked turkey for my Cinco de Mayo guests the next day, and no turkey to test my new knife on. In turn, I did the next best thing. The Aura was used to cut up my entire Mother’s Day steak dinner, and also cut up an old grouse from the freezer. I had to leave in a hurry one day and had to freeze a grouse in full feathers." ...
 

Scope Tracking (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In another of the NSSF videos on rifle shooting, Ryan Cleckner explains that not all scopes track identically. He offers a drill you can use to find out if your scope over or under tracks in both windage and elevation." ...
 

Battle of the 1911s: Ruger SR1911 vs Springfield Range Officer (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Usually when I pit two guns together for a side-by-side shoot off, I’m trying to decide which one I like more. Smith & Wesson, Ruger, and Taurus all make .357 revolvers with six inch barrels. They all do the same thing—so looking at the differences in style, form and function makes sense. But the differences make each of those guns unique. What about 1911s?"

"To the uninitiated, all 1911s must look exactly the same. But they’re not." ...
 

Gear Review: Skyline Toolworks Original Clipdraw
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"You’ve done the research, factored in the key considerations such as comfort and fit. Now you have an ideal compact handgun for concealed carry. So why would you want to add unecessary bulk with a holster? Keep it simple. Keep it hidden with the Clipdraw." ...
 

Frankford Arsenal's New Sonic Cleaner Scrubs Brass at the Push of a Button
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Frankford Arsenal Extreme Sonic Cleaner will allow you to quickly clean your brass with a minimal amount of effort."

"The device has a couple of nifty features that will make it a tempting choice for buyers. All you have to do is add your brass, a bit of cleaning solution, and then hit the button. The chemicals and the micro-vibrations will take care of the rest. ..." ...
 

Gear Review: Jennifer Dresses Up Her GLOCK With DuraCoat
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"While I love my GLOCK 19 Gen 4, and think it is the perfect pistol to fit my needs, I tend to like to be a little different at times. GLOCK produces their pistols in one color: black. My husband has a Springfield XDM with the stainless steel slide and I have to admit that I prefer the contrast that it has compared to just one solid color. That being said, I wanted to give my GLOCK a little personality and change the color of the slide. I didn’t, however, want to pay a gunsmith to bake on a finish. I consider myself to be a bit artistic, so I decided to do it myself. I did a little research to find a product to use and in the end I decided to give the Shake ‘N Spray DuraCoat Finishing Kit a try." ...
 

'Stand your ground' needs to go
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The parents of Trayvon Martin, the teenager shot dead in Sanford, Fla., the night of Feb. 26 by George Zimmerman, a gated community 'watch volunteer,' were dignified and clear about what they demanded from Florida's system of criminal justice. All they asked for was an arrest and that justice be done."

"Because of Florida's 'stand your ground' law, the authorities initially declined to arrest or press any charges against Zimmerman. He told them that when he killed Trayvon he had feared for his own life. Zimmerman's 'state of mind' satisfied the standards of Florida's law, setting up not only his defense but complete immunity from being prosecuted or even sued civilly for the killing." ...
 

WA: Bagshaw’s 16 public safety ideas push anti-gun agenda
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Seattle City Councilwoman Sally Bagshaw, in her 'Sally Blogshaw' on-line column, has offered 'sixteen constructive ideas' to improve public safety in the city to prevent the kinds of shootings that have plagued the Jet City this year."

"Among those ideas are four specifically aimed at ratcheting down on gun rights, including open carry, that — if they were already on the books — would not have prevented the shooting at Café Racer, or any of the other murders that have occurred in 2012." ...
 

R.I.P. Paul Gomez
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"All of us in the tactical firearms training world were stunned at the untimely death this past weekend of Paul Gomez. Paul was in many ways the ideal instructor for life-saving topics. Devoid of ego, he was devoted to studying what was out there with an analytical mind, correlating it with observed street reality, and seeking out new approaches that worked better. He taught synergistically, with a mix of combat shooting, hand to hand fighting, and tactical emergency medicine." ...
 

Waste-of-Time Hearing Demonstrates GOP Impotence Once Again. In fact, to call this an exercise in limp-dickery is an insult to honest limp-dicks everywhere.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Michelle Malkin tweets afterward: 'And that's a #fastandfurious wrap. Eric Stonewall Holder gets to walk away, scot-free, again. Remember in November!'"

"Bullshit, Michelle. Sorry, I respect you for your early support on the Gunwalker Scandal, but that's bullshit. Either the Obamanoid criminal pukes win the election, in which case the investigation gets buried, or the Romney-Boehner-McConnell Cabal of GOP Weenies wins the election, in which case the investigation gets buried." ...
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Submitter's Note: Mike, didn't anyone ever tell you that keeping things bottled up is unhealthy? You need to tell us what you really think!
 

ATF Death Watch 151: False and Misleading Information
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'Throughout the course of the congressional investigation into Operation Fast and Furious, the Department has consistently denied that any senior level officials were provided information about the tactics used in Operation Fast and Furious. The wiretap applications obtained by the Committee show such statements made by senior Department officials regarding the wiretaps to be false and misleading…Having seen the wiretap applications, we now know that the information coming from the Department has been misleading. That must stop.' ..."
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Submitter's Note: And if you don't stop it, we're going to write another letter even more scathing than this one! So there!
 

'Fast and Furious': Where do the lies end and the truth begins?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"GRETA VAN SUSTEREN, FOX NEWS HOST: They knew. That is what Oversight Chair Darrell Issa says. Contrary to what the Justice Department officials claim and have been claiming, Congressman Issa says newly obtained wiretaps show that senior Justice Department officials knew about and approved Fast and Furious tactics." ...
 

Mexican attorney prepares civil lawsuit on Fast and Furious
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'I'm risking my life, my things, my family, everything, but it's something that someone has to do,' González Saldańa told Proceso, saying she is proceeding because 'everyone is afraid' and 'because nobody has had the pants to do so. I cannot believe no one has come up with this idea.'" ...
 

New Documents Show Senior DOJ Officials Were Informed of Gunwalking in Fast and Furious
Submitted by: GunPOliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman, Darrell Issa, sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder with new documents showing that senior Justice Department Officials in Washington were aware of questionable tactics being used in Operation Fast and Furious. Congresswoman Ann Marie Buerkle (NY-25), a member of the committee, released the following statement regarding this development:" ...
 

Senator Asks DOJ to Investigate SWAT-ting Attacks on Conservative Bloggers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A number of conservative bloggers allege they have been targeted through the use of harassment tactics such as SWAT-ting (fooling 911 operators into sending emergency teams to their homes), in retaliation for posts they have written, and now Sen. Saxby Chambliss, R-Ga., has stepped into the matter. He has sent a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder urging him to investigate the SWAT-ting cases to see if federal laws have been violated." ...
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Submitter's Note: This almost happened to a friend of mine a few years back during a nasty custody battle. Ex called the cops on him, saying he'd threatened her and had a bunch of guns. Fortunately the cops did not do a dynamic entry on him. Never found out why not.
 

OH: A Man’s Girlfriend’s Car is His Castle. Or Not.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ohio’s castle doctrine law justifies defending yourself without retreating in your home or car. Twenty-nine-year-old Woodrow Edwards III was in his girlfriend’s car when a man he didn’t know lifted the door handle and tried to enter. Edwards then lifted the .40-caliber handgun he was legally carrying. As a result, he was convicted of aggravated menacing. ..." ...

"I would much rather not fire a weapon ... if making the person I think is a bad guy know I have the means to protect myself is enough. Who needs that on their conscience? Though I doubt all ... in this case as reported, from what I can glean it looks like this was a misunderstanding that could have ended tragically – but didn’t. Why punish someone for showing restraint?" ...
 

OH: HB495 (Reciprocity & Concealed Carry Modernization) scheduled for possible vote in House committee
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The House Committee on State Government and Elections, which is chaired by BFA "A" -rated Rep. Ron Maag, has scheduled a hearing on Tuesday, June 12 at 1:30 p.m. in Room 116."

"HB495, also known as the reciprocity & concealed carry modernization bill makes three changes to current law:" ...
 

The ‘Stop and Frisk’ Scandal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Government officials from the southern states once used literacy tests and poll taxes to deny African Americans their right to vote. It was a scandalous period in American history. Today, we have another scandal, but it is found in one our most liberal cities: New York’s 'stop and frisk' program."

"Even though there is no bigotry at work, it’s a scandal because the program systemically denies thousands of that city’s residents of their constitutional right against unreasonable searches and detentions." ...
 

IL: Chicago PD Sued for Deleting Footage, Strip Searching Citizens Over Cop Car Crash
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Chicago Police Captain Kevin Navarro was driving a marked police car down the wrong way of a busy street when he collided head-on with a motorcycle last year."

"The incident just happened to be caught on camera because a group of citizens had been video recording their friend on the motorcycle."

"And they continued shooting photos and videos of the aftermath, documenting the police SUV in the wrong lane."

"But by the time a multitude of cops showed up to the scene, they began arresting the citizens with cameras and deleting their footage."

"The citizens were acquitted and now they are suing:" ...
 

PA: Suspended Old Forge Police Chief under the gaze of the FBI
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The FBI is investigating suspended Old Forge Police Chief Larry Semenza, another twist to come to light Wednesday in what is becoming a sweeping, wide-ranging probe of the police department and the borough."

"The disclosure of the FBI's eye on the chief came during a brief proceeding in central court in Scranton for what was slated to be his preliminary hearing on allegations he carried on a sexual relationship with a 15-year-old girl." ...
 

WA: Edmonds cop accused of on-duty sexual misconduct
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An Edmonds police officer was arrested by Everett police today on allegations that he had sex with a woman he had detained last month."

"Officer Daniel Lavely, 46, a 7 ˝-year veteran of the department, was booked into the Snohomish County Jail at 11 a.m. for investigation of first-degree custodial sexual misconduct., according to Edmonds and Everett police." ...
 

FL: Former Ocala officer gets prison for aiding tax fraud (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former police officer was sentenced to more than six years in federal prison and ordered to pay more than $874,000 in restitution for helping conspirators in a Tampa tax fraud scheme to cash U.S. Treasury checks."

"Investigators say Dana Brown used his access as an Ocala police officer to look up personal information in a state driver's license database that could be used to produce fake identification matching the names on the Treasury checks." ...
 

MA: Hingham Police Officer Arrested in Hull For Alleged Assault on Girlfriend
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Hingham Police officer was arrested on Monday afternoon for allegedly assaulting his girlfriend."

"Hingham patrolman Justin Burns, age 30 of Hull, has been put on paid leave by the Hingham Police Department after he was arrested on four counts of domestic assault and battery."

"While arguing with his girlfriend at their Hull home, Burns allegedly poured beer on her, kicked her with his barefoot in the shin, spit in her face and later pushed her to the ground, according to the police report." ...
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Submitter's Note: Whenever I see a story like this I wonder, if this is how he treats his girlfriend, what does he do to 'dirtbags'?
 

Was It Lawful for Colorado Police to Stop and Arrest Every Adult at Intersection to Find Bank Robber?
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Police in Aurora, Colorado stopped every car and handcuffed every adult at an intersection in order to find a bank robbery suspect. Police Chief Daniel Oates said, 'The law is clear that investigative detentions are lawful for a reasonable period of time.' Judge Napolitano disagrees, saying, 'You can only be stopped if the police can articulate, can state, some suspicion about you and that can only be for a brief period of time.'"

"In this specific incident, the judge says these were not stops by police but were arrests."

"Napolitano concluded, 'We fought wars against governments who arrested groups of people until they got their person. We don’t do that in America.'" ...
 

May sees 20.6% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 24th straight month over month increase
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The May 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 840,412 is an increase of 20.6 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 696,947 in May 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted May 2012 NICS figure of 1,305,392 reflects a 7.0 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,219,872 in May 2011.." ...
 

NJ: Bob Viden To Address The New Jersey Second Amendment Society
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The New Jersey Second Amendment Society announced that Bob Viden, ANJRPC Vice President and NRA Board Member, will be speaking to the membership and guests of the NJ2AS on Wednesday, June 13, 2012 beginning at 7:30 p.m. at the South Jersey Shooting Club located at 840 Piney Hollow Road in Winslow, New Jersey." ...
 

TX: Birthday Parties and Bullets?: Owner Defends Hosting Birthday Parties for Kids at Texas Gun Range
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Critics are protesting a new gun range in Texas that lets kids learn how to shoot at eight years old. The range is even open for kids birthday parties!"

"David Prince, the co-owner of the Eagle Gun Range, joined Fox and Friends this morning to respond to the controversy. Prince made it clear that children will be given training by certified instructors prior to entering the range. 'This is going to be a well-orchestrated, carefully designed program,' he said." ...
 

CO: Duncan Lawrie to speak on Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Duncan Lawrie PhD, Pagosa Springs resident and NRA certified instructor, will speak June 12 on the Second Amendment at the Archuleta County Republican Women’s Meeting. The meeting will be held from noon to 1:30 p.m. at Boss Hogg’s Restaurant. All are welcome." ...
 

People's Republic of China Bashes U.S. 2nd Amendment as Human Rights Violation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to the faceless, monolithic regime that rules the People’s Republic of China, the United States is a flagrant abuser of human rights because its Second Amendment allows ordinary rank-and-file citizens to bear arms."

"The Orwellian irony of criticizing Americans’ constitutional guarantee of unalienable gun rights as a human rights violation elevates hyperbole to new levels of looking-glass blatherspeak." ...
 

Australia: 510,000 people, 126,654 guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"ANTI-GUN lobbyists want tougher firearm ownership restrictions in a bid to curb Tasmania's gun crime."

"There are more than 126,650 registered guns in the state enough for one to every four Tasmanians."

"... [T]he National Coalition for Gun Control wants to see tougher licensing requirements and restrictions on the number of guns an individual can keep." ...

"Despite concerns about a link between gun crime and thefts from licensed shooters, Tasmania Police said gun crimes generally involved unregistered firearms." ...
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Submitter's Note: Oddly enough you have to read more than a dozen paragraphs in to find the little gem about the LACK of a link between registered guns and crime guns.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
There is no doubt in my mind that millions of lives could have been saved if the people had not been "brainwashed" about gun ownership and they had been well armed. Hitler's thugs and goons were not very brave when confronted by a gun. Gun haters always want to forget the Warsaw Ghetto uprising, which is a perfect example of how a ragtag, half starved group of Jews took up 10 handguns and made asses out of the Nazi's. — Theodore Haas, former prisoner of the infamous Dachau prisoner concentration camp

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