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CeaseFire criminal corruption may rival that of Bloomberg mayors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The Manic Latin Disciples ranking member and prohibited person due to gun and drug convictions is joined in problematic legal issues by former CeaseFire Illinois Director Tio Hardman, who was charged with domestic violence, and 'CeaseFire worker Sylvester Hudson, who was charged last year with selling heroin to a federal informant outside CeaseFire’s headquarters at UIC.'"

"'Another CeaseFire employee was sentenced to Cook County boot camp in 2011 for possession of a machine gun/automatic weapon,' the report continues. 'Since 2010, five other CeaseFire employees have been sentenced to federal prison ­-- and a sixth was sentenced to probation -- in drug cases.'" ...
 

Google AdWords To Ban Ammo Ads. Maybe.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'Beginning in September, Google plans to block firearm, ammunition, and gun accessory ads,' breitbart.com reports, forgetting to mention the policy only affects Google AdWords. And that they’re proposed plans. Anyway, 'According to Google Support’s Dangerous Products or Services page, the company 'won’t allow the promotion of some products or services that cause damage, harm, or injury.' Some? But not others? The guns & parts section bans AdWord ads for . . ." ...
 

ShootingTheBull410 .380 Ammo Quest, The Saga Continues! CorBon DPX 80gr (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Never say never, right? Or is it, 'never say die?' Or should it be, 'never say that any particular ammo test is your final ammo test for any given caliber'… because even though ShootingTheBull410 wrapped up the .380 Ammo Quest several months ago, there keep being new, interesting, and improved rounds coming on the market (or finally coming available!) to keep testing . . ." ...
 

Gear Review: Wilson Combat Beretta 92/96 Short Reach Steel Trigger
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The distance between the go-pedal and the backstrap on a 92 series handgun is approximately three inches. For some people it might as well be a mile. Small-handed shooters have always had a problem effectively grasping the Beretta 92′s trigger (as well as Big Gulps, footballs, etc.). Most can only shoot the gun effectively in single action (SA) mode. My medium-sized paws could handle the 92′s trigger reach, but it never felt comfortable per se. It was more of an inconvenience I accommodated to get to the SA pull. With the help of Wilson Combat’s Short Reach Steel Trigger, I aimed to fix this ergonomic malady . . ." ...
 

Random Thoughts About Nighttime Home Defense (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I didn’t want to go into the maze. The last time I’d entered Patriot Protection’s simulated house a simulated homeowner shot me with simulated ammunition that really, really hurt. By that point, I knew the training ground’s layout well enough. I also knew the chances of adding to my collection of painful welts and bloody dings during the room clearance drill was extremely high. The pretend bad guy was an experienced role player, skilled marksman and high-level tactician. He knew what I was likely to do better than I did. Even in the dark. Especially in the dark. Yes, there is that . . ."

"A middle-of-the-night home invasion is the average gun owner’s nightmare scenario. It shouldn’t be." ...
 

Everything You Know About Firearms Training is Wrong
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In the main, firearms training is little more than target shooting. More 'advanced' courses teach students to 'get off the X' and 'find cover and concealment.' They offer courses on 'firearms retention' and 'close quarters combat.' Some add stress to try and simulate a 'real' attack. But most firearms training fails to take account of a simple, inescapable fact: once a violent attack begins, it’s bound to be a full-contact, hands-on fight, quite possibly to the death. Situational awareness, shooting stance, trigger control, muzzle discipline – when push comes to shove, none of those is going to cut it when the fighting gets up-close-and-personal. Which it will . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Beretta 96 Combat
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"Like many who grew up in the late eighties watching action movies and shooting with family and friends, the Beretta 92 was a staple in our firearms viewing in movies and TV. I bought my first Beretta 92 about 6 years ago, a 92G Elite. It was and still is an utterly fantastic handgun with a buttery smooth action, exceptional accuracy, and a host of other facory custom touches that just make it extremely easy to shoot . . ." ...
 

SIG SAUER to Produce All Guns in US by 2015
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"At the moment, SIG SAUER is a company that straddles the Atlantic ocean. Most of their manufacturing is done at their Exeter and Newington plants in New Hampshire, but for the older models and some of the more high maintenance designs the guns are still manufactured at their plant in Germany. Guns like the P210, the higher polish X-FIVE and X-SIX series, and the P232 were being made in Germany and imported into the United States for sale, which made them much more expensive to manufacture and added import costs to the price tag. I had the opportunity to chat with Ron Cohen (above), the CEO of SIG SAUER, and one of the details that he let slip was that the company would be producing all of their guns in the US by 2015 . . ." ...
 

The Sig MPX challenges MP5s subgun supremacy (video available)
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"Most headlines pertaining to the MPX, Sig Sauer’s new 9mm submachine gun and its semi-automatic civilian counterpart, focus on the legal battle over the weapon’s extended compensator. The ATF believes that the device constitutes a sound suppressor, but Sig disagrees. Though this battle is potentially critical to pro-Second Amendment supporters, it isn’t the only one Sig is embroiled in. There is another, equally fierce war occurring at Sig’s headquarters in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A fight against physics, bureaucratic stubbornness and the king of submachine guns, Heckler & Koch." ...
 

Massad Ayoob: Three Weeks Later ...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Three weeks ago today, on Sunday June 8, I was in the fourth day of a MAG-40 class in Kankakee, Illinois. Among other topics of the day, I warned the students that one of the dangers of armed intervention was 'tailgunners,' criminal accomplices who cover their 'point man' while pretending to be shoppers, and will assassinate anyone who interferes with their fellow thugs. That same day, some 1800 miles away, that scenario was acted out with tragic results." ...
 

Law Shield: Does Your Ammo Choice Matter in Court?
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... "Based on comments in the blog, many Cheaper Than Dirt! readers who might be forced to defend themselves with a firearm worry about how the effectiveness of their ammunition may prejudice how they’re viewed by the courts. So we asked Kirk Evans, president of Texas Law Shield and U.S. Law Shield, to give us some insights into whether the law should affect your ammunition purchases:" ...
 

Republicans Bastardizing Second Amendment (video story)
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"Republicans have confused the 2nd Amendment to the degree that they believe it gives them the authority to carry any type of weapon they want into any place in America. That couldn’t be any further from the truth, but the new crop of Open Carry laws are making their dream a reality. Ring of Fire’s Mike Papantonio talks about this with Elliot Fineman, president and CEO of the Gun Victims Action Council." ...
 

SC: Top 10 states with most gun violence includes SC
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"South Carolina lands on another top ten list. This time for gun violence."

"A news organization, 24/7 Wall St., compiled a list of the top 10 states with the most gun deaths and accidents and listed the Palmetto State at number 10."

"This is a second amendment state, Governor Nikki Haley said as she accepted a commemorative gun Monday morning ..." ...

"Clearly the weapons aren't always seen as a sign of violence in the Palmetto state. Although, violence is alive and well." ...
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Submitter's Note: And according to the CDC leading the nation once again is . . . Washington DC! Also according to the CDC, South Carolina is #9 in non-firearm homicide rates from 2002 - 2011; does that also come from being "a Second Amendment state"?
 

IL: Rep. Robin Kelly joined by common sense gun advocates presenting 'Kelly Report'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"... The purpose of the press conference was the release of a 66-page report, 'The 2014 Kelly Report on Gun Violence in America,' ... which is the first-ever Congressional analysis of the nation’s gun violence epidemic that offers a blueprint for ending the violence with guns crisis in America."

"The 'Kelly Report' makes the stunning finding that 'Approximately one million Americans have died from gunshot wounds ... during the last three decades—more than the sum total of combat deaths in all the wars in U.S. history.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: And according to the numbers at WISQARS, in the 30 years from 1981 - 2011, we have lost 1,017,368 to “firearms” while losing almost 4 times that many (3,917,080) to “causes” other than firearms.
 

WA: ‘Everytown’ anti-gunners to dump postcards at Cantwell’s office Tuesday
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"This week, according to MSNBC, gun prohibitionists will dump some 2.5 million postcards at the offices of U.S. senators and representatives across the country, and that includes Washington’s junior Senator Maria Cantwell, tomorrow at 11 a.m."

"Already, Second Amendment activist members of the Northwest Firearms forum are planning a peaceful appearance as a counter-demonstration. Cantwell’s office is in downtown Seattle, 915 – 2nd Avenue." ...
 

NOIR Episode 8: "Protecting Means Celebrating" (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"There’s a lot to celebrate when it comes to firearms – our history, recreation and most of all our freedoms. In NOIR Episode 8 'Protecting Means Celebrating,' Colion and Amy discuss why it’s important to protect our rights earned during the founding of our country. When it comes to guns, protecting means celebrating."
 

Saving The Republic – Come Do Your Part
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"I am writing this article because I want to encourage others to help to save the Republic."

"Age, Gender, Race, Religion, Creed, etc. are of no consequence."

"The only requirements are the desire to live in a nation governed by the rule of law rather than the whim of any particular administration, a respect for individual Liberty and Responsibility, and the willingness to participate as an essential partner with honor and courage."

"You don’t have to join a group in order to make a contribution (unless you want to), you just need to act responsibly." ...
 

Happy Independence Day from Kirsten Joy Weiss! (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It’s a bit early to celebrate America’s independence but Kirsten Joy Weiss has got the apolitical blues. The red white and blues. Thank God, our founding fathers, and yes, the Second Amendment that Ms. Weiss can mark the occasion by blowing-up stuff for fun – rather than running with a pack of patriots blowing up stuff to liberate Americans from the yoke of tyranny. ..."
 

CA: Father shoots daughter's stalker after being stabbed
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"A Chino Hills, California man shot and an intruder - his daughter's ex-boyfriend - immediately after being stabbed multiple times."

"The father was startled from sleep early Wednesday morning (June 25th) and began investigating. He soon realized there was someone inside the garage so the father grabbed a handgun."

"It seems the daughter's ex ... had broken into the garage and come to cause havoc."

"'As (the father) was approaching the garage, he was attacked by the suspect and stabbed multiple times,' according to the statement. 'The victim was armed and … fired at the suspect, striking him twice.'"

"Both men were transported to the same hospital. The father was treated, released, and went home." ...
 

WA: Sheriff: Knife-wielding burglar no match for homeowner, his shotgun
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"A 62-year-old homeowner, his girlfriend and his shotgun teamed up to stop a knife-wielding home-invader Friday morning in Centralia ..."

"According to the Sheriff's Office, the homeowner and his girlfriend were in their living room ... when Sean Ferrel, a 43-year-old homeless and likely intoxicated man armed with a knife, entered through an unlocked sliding door."

"The homeowner grabbed his shotgun while his girlfriend called 911 and told Ferrel to get out of his house. But, Ferrel pushed the homeowner down the porch stairs and into the backyard ..."

"... the homeowner, having recovered from his fall down the stairs, hit Ferrel over the head with his shotgun and then held him at gunpoint until deputies arrived." ...
 

PA: Armed Citizen Shoots and Kills Robber Who Assaulted 60 Year Old Neighbor
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... "Roman-Quinones argued with the victim about calling the police and again assaulted the victim. Vazquez joined in on the assault. Moments later a neighbor yelled for the two men to stop beating the victim, but they continued the assault. The neighbor fired one shot, striking Vazquez in the chest." ...
 

WA: Thug gets gun from car, concealed carrier gets gun from holster; CCW wins
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"It started with an family get together near a pond in Yakima, Washington Saturday evening (June 28th)."

"It seems a 28-year-old man who also happened to be in the park took exception to the get together and had been trying to pick fights with various family members. As another family member arrived, the 28-year-old threatened to shoot him and then said he was going to his car to get his gun."

"He did."

"He returned towards the party with his gun in his hand. As he raised the gun, he learned a hard lesson about why they call it concealed carry."

"The man who had been threatened holds a valid concealed pistol license. He drew his concealed handgun and fired three rounds into the aggressor." ...
 

MI: Would-be robber wearing Batman mask flees when woman says husband has loaded shotgun
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"A man wearing a plastic Batman mask was scared away when the elderly woman he was trying to rob Friday morning told him her husband was in the bedroom with a loaded shotgun, according to the Washtenaw County Sheriff's Office."

"The woman was trying to feed her birds in the backyard of her home, located in the 1000 block of Studebaker in Ypsilanti Township, around 6:30 a.m. when the mask-wearing man walked up to her and put his arms around her shoulders, according to a release from the sheriff's office."

"The man guided her to the backdoor and asked if her husband was still sleeping."

"When the woman told the man that he was in the bedroom with a loaded shotgun, the man quickly ran out of the yard ..." ...
 

CA: 'It was like a war zone' - Dispensary robbers stopped by armed employee
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... "Two armed men entered the Nature's Cure medical marijuana dispensary just before one o'clock in the afternoon. One of the men immediately opened fire on a store security guard. The guard returned fire and struck the robber in the stomach."

"'One of the suspects was struck by gunfire. That suspect was a male black that fled westbound and later expired due to his injuries,' said LAPD Captain Brian Johnson. 'Second suspect, all we know is he was a male black that fled in a dark-colored vehicle, possibly black, westbound from the location, and we have no other information at this time.'" ...
 

MO: Missouri teachers begin training for concealed carry in the classroom (video available)
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"Teachers and other staff members from several school districts across Missouri started training this week for certification to carry concealed handguns on campus once school commences this fall."

"The Kansas City Star reported that 10 districts have already completed the course at Shield Solutions, while three more are scheduled to undergo the training, and several other districts are currently in the process of negotiating contracts with the company." ...
 

GA: Georgia’s school districts not arming educators as new law takes effect
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"On July 1st, some more than 300 new laws go into effect in Georgia. Among them includes the state’s controversial gun legislation known as the Safe Carry Protection Act of 2014 or House Bill 60. Part of the sweeping provision gives school district the option to arm teachers."

"But despite campus shootings across the country and even in Metro Atlanta, state education leaders are not welcoming the offer into their districts. ..." ...
 

VA: University says student’s denial to start a 2A club is just a misunderstanding (video available)
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"When a student at ECPI University in Virginia Beach decided to start a Second Amendment club for fellow students, he never thought it would be denied — or create a controversy. But according to a local investigative report, the school’s president said there’s more to this story — and the denial — than meets the eye." ...
 

VA: University: Gun rights club not allowed because it might try to change policy on concealed carry
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"A university in Virginia Beach has defended its choice to deny a student's request for a club about the Second Amendment because it might try to change school policy on concealed carry."

"'He wanted to start a club with the intent, expressed intent, with changing our policy on the carry law at the institution,' said ECPI President Mark Dreyfus, according to an article published on Wavy, a local news source."

"Patrick Winslow, the student who tried to start the club, said his aim was to teach people on campus what the founding documents have to say about gun rights." ...
 

Meet The Newest American Running Mate: The Rifle (videos available)
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"This political primary season has seen an unprecedented use of guns to get votes. Republican hopefuls across the country are appearing in political ads firing guns and holding political events around firearms."

"Texas state Sen. Donna Campbell won the Republican nomination in her party. In one of her ads, she's seen firing a gun at a target as a narrator lauds her for reducing 'the time it takes to obtain a concealed carry license, so more law-abiding Texans could exercise their constitutional rights to defend themselves.'"

"In another, candidate Matt Rosendale shoots a rifle at an imaginary government drone — though it did not help him snatch the nomination for a Montana congressional seat." ...
 

A nomination misfire
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Most Americans probably have forgotten about President Obama’s radical nominee for U.S. surgeon general, Dr. Vivek Murthy, whose confirmation stalled this spring largely over his anti-Second Amendment rhetoric."

"But the president hasn’t forgotten Murthy; the White House still hasn’t withdrawn the nomination."

"The anti-gun crowd hasn’t forgotten Murthy; they marched en masse ... to promote him."

"And some members of Congress haven’t forgotten, either. Recently, U.S. Rep. Grace Meng, D-N.Y., urged the Senate to confirm this 'outstanding nominee' ..."

"Many in Washington want to move forward on Murthy despite widespread opposition to his views on the Second Amendment, his flagrant partisanship ..." ...
 

GA: Georgia House Bill 60 doesn't stop gun prohibition at Augusta Municipal Building
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"Despite the passage and implementation today of Georgia House Bill 60, ordinary armed Augustans still can’t carry their weapons, concealed or otherwise, into the city’s municipal building, courthouse or sheriff’s office."

"As long as the building is protected by security, the permit holder still cannot bring a weapon in,” said Lt. Bryan Patterson of the Richmond County Marshal’s Office, which handles security at the Augusta Municipal Building."

"The bill opened the door for anyone with a weapons carry license to enter any government building with a weapon, so long as the building doesn’t have a security checkpoint where visitors are screened for firearms." ...
 

SC: Gov. Haley receives commemorative SC gun from PTR
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"Governor Nikki Haley toured the PTR Industries facility in Aynor Monday and received a commemorative South Carolina gun from PTR Industries."

"The gun that Haley received is part of a first run of 1,000 semi-automatic rifles made especially for South Carolina and will be the only ones of their kind."

"'We are thrilled not only to receive one but to see the kindness that they're showing back out to the community that put their arms around them to accept them and they're a great company with great quality product with good services,' said Governor Haley."

"They will be available through South Carolina gun dealers. " ...
 

CA: Carly Fiorina Goes Head-To-Head With Dems' 'War On Women' Attack With New PAC
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... "Fiorina says women voters have more complicated priorities than the volatile debates over abortion and rape attest. ..."

"But her unsuccessful campaign against Boxer made her realize how tough it was for more broader issues to stick when a candidate has to spend a lot of her time routinely fending off 'insulting charges that Republicans were engaged' in the so-called 'war on women.' Bernie Quigley referred to as Fiorina as a 'true west conservative' for being pro-life, for the Second Amendment, and against blanket amnesty for illegal immigrants, and those types of conservative women face even more heat from the left and a mainstream media that often helps Democrats amplify their attacks." ...
 

WY: State joining group to fight for rights of sportsmen
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"The Cowboy State is joining a nationwide fight for the rights of sportsmen."

"Wyoming will join the National Assembly of Sportsmen’s Caucuses (NASC). It protects and advances hunting, recreational shooting and trapping heritage in America."

"Wyoming is the 43rd state to join the network."

"In the Legislature, the caucus will be headed by state Rep. Sam Krone of Cody, who says it has taken about a year to get the organization off the ground." ...
 

MI: Bullet holes, arguments have Clayton officials thinking it might be time for a firearms ordinance
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"With police called for bullet holes in houses and cars, the Clayton Township Board of Trustees might consider a gun ordinance – although township officials are uncertain what that would entail."

"'What prompted it is complaints of people shooting guns in Clayton Township and some have been quite distressed because it's close to their homes,' Supervisor Chris Gehringer said. The possibility of a new ordinance is only discussions, nothing has been proposed, he said."

"Clayton Township Police Chief Scott Pavlik said, since being hired in January 2013, he's had roughly a call a month about firearms incidents." ...
 

GA: Georgia to Allow Guns in Bars, Restaurants, Churches
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"A Georgia law takes effect Tuesday that will allow gun-permit holders the right to carry weapons in restaurants, bars, and houses of worship unless otherwise forbidden by proprietors ..."

"The law ... has been welcomed by gun rights activists, but those with the authority to decide say they face a dilemma."

"TBonz Steakhouse in Augusta, Georgia, has prohibited firearms. Manager Suzanne Sinisgalli-Diaz told the Journal, 'We didn't want you to come in, get drunk, and shoot up the place.' Liability concerns have also figured into establishments' decisions to ban guns."

"Other proprietors, however, plan to allow guns because they fear losing customers. ..." ...
 

GA: A Tale Of Two Churches: Navigating Georgia’s New Gun Law (audio available)
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"This week, some churches in Georgia will open their doors to licensed gun owners and their weapons for the first time. A new law goes into effect July 1 that allows places of worship to 'opt-in' to church carry. And it’s been a tough decision for people on both sides of the issue."

"Inside his office at Berean Baptist Church in Social Circle, Pastor Tom Rush has met with a church deacon about everything from the church’s community cookout, to how the new gun law will impact their small congregation. Rush says the church has about 90 members, and it averages about 70 on a Sunday morning."

"Church leadership has already decided they want to 'opt-in', but Rush knows that might not sit well with everyone." ...
 

CA: Los Angeles Moves to Ban Standard Capacity Magazines, Even Grandfathered Mags
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"Los Angeles is looking to become the third California city to institute its own gun control laws. The city is looking to institute a ban on owning standard capacity magazines."

"Currently, California already has a magazine capacity limit in place, but the law addresses the sale and transfer of those magazines, not necessarily possession."

"The new LA law would make it a misdemeanor to possess these magazines at all, regardless of data of manufacture or how they were acquired." ...
 

NY: Jumaane Williams to Media: Don’t Link Stop-and-Frisk to Shooting Spike
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"Brooklyn Councilman Jumaane Williams demanded today that reporters to stop trying to link a recent uptick in gun violence to anti-stop-and-frisk measures he successfully advocated for last year."

"At a press conference announcing the foundation of his National Network Against Gun Violence–a group made up of legislators from across the United States seeking to fight firearm-related crimes–Mr. Williams criticized the media for suggesting a connection between the passage of the police-regulating Community Safety Act and the outburst of bullets that left four people dead and 21 wounded citywide this past weekend. The pol pointed to statistics showing that gun crime ebbs and swells independent of police policy." ...
 

CO: Colorado Gun Ban Stopped by Recall Aftershocks
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"After the immense amount of Bloomberg money, old media airtime and Obama administration political capital was spent on enacting restrictive gun legislation in Colorado last year, the electorate rebelled. Grassroots campaigns led by people who had never been involved in politics beat the establishment. Two legislators were recalled. A third, thought to be in a safe Democratic district, resigned under pressure in order to save the Democrat majority in the State Senate. The political establishment was shaken and aftershocks continue to reverberate . . ." ...
 

FL: Ruling allows guns in vehicles at colleges
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"Imagine a campus where everyone is welcomed to carry firearms concealed in their vehicles. It’s soon likely to be a local reality."

"As a wave of shootings has swept school campuses at every level, a state appellate court ruling has freed up Second Amendment rights by ruling that university and college campuses are not school districts and therefore are not eligible to waive students’ rights to carry weapons."

"The ruling will change the way campuses across the state are approaching gun rights. Gulf Coast State College and Florida State University Panama City are already on the bandwagon." ...
 

CO: Cooke vows to continue gun law fight to Supremes
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"A sheriff in Colorado who spearheaded a lawsuit against the state’s radical gun laws, adopted by Democrats in 2013 and this week upheld by a federal judge, said the case is not over, vowing to take the battle all the way to the highest court in the land if necessary."

“'These laws are unconstitutional and unenforceable due to the way they are written,' Weld County Sheriff John Cooke said."

"This week’s ruling came from U.S. District Court Judge Marcia Krieger, who presided over a case filed by a majority of Colorado’s sheriffs as well as citizens, hunting advocates and Second Amendment groups."

"Krieger claimed that ... the laws do not place an unreasonable burden on those rights now in Colorado." ...
 

CT: Second Amendment Case Focuses On Open Carry Law
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"Richard Burgess walked into a Wallingford pool hall with a gun and two magazines of ammunition."

"A bartender said some patrons felt uncomfortable and left. Another scared customer called 911."

"Carrying a gun out in the open is not illegal in Connecticut. Still, police ended up charging Burgess with disorderly conduct. Even though the charge was later dropped, Burgess sued the town for false arrest."

"In a case that gained the attention of Second Amendment advocates, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in June upheld a Connecticut federal judge's decision to toss the lawsuit, ruling that the officers had governmental immunity from such claims." ...
 

MO: Court should send dangerous gun amendment back to legislature
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"Sometime soon, the Missouri Supreme Court likely will be deciding whether voters in the Show-Me State have an opportunity to mess up their already rock-solid Second Amendment rights to bear arms."

"Amendment 5 isn’t slated for the Aug. 5 ballot because there’s any threat to the substantial gun rights now enshrined in state law. ..." ...

"Amendment 5 would add ammunition and gun accessories to constitutionally protected status ... and require the courts to apply 'strict scrutiny' to any challenges to gun laws."

"This last part is hugely significant, as it could lead to existing prohibitions against dangerous felons from possessing guns to be tossed out. ..." ...
 

WA: Carrying kitchen knives in public not protected by the right to bear arms
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"So holds the Washington Court of Appeals in today’s City of Seattle v. Evans (Wash Ct. App. June 30, 2014) decision. The court cites a Washington Supreme Court precedent in concluding that kitchen knives aren’t 'arms' for purposes of the Washington Constitution’s right-to-bear-arms provision ..." ...

"And the court decides on its own that the Second Amendment doesn’t invalidate the carrying ban:" ...
 

WA: Exclusive: WACOPS votes to oppose gun control initiative, back I-591
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"The Washington Council of Police and Sheriffs (WACOPS), the state’s largest and oldest law enforcement group representing more than 4,500 active duty police officers and sheriff's deputies, dealt a serious blow to Evergreen State gun prohibitionists this morning, confirming to Examiner via telephone that it will oppose Initiative 594 and support Initiative 591, making it the second statewide law enforcement group to take that position." ...
 

NC: Durham Officer Suspended After Teen Shoots Self In Squad Car
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"A Durham police officer has been disciplined after investigators say a handcuffed teenager shot himself in the back of a squad car."

"Police Chief Jose Lopez announced Monday that Officer Samuel Duncan had been suspended for a week without pay."

"Duncan arrested 17-year-old Jesus Huerta in November on a misdemeanor trespassing charge but failed to discover the .45 caliber semi-automatic handgun the teen was carrying when he frisked him. ..." ...
 

MD: Second Baltimore City Police Officer Charged With Animal Cruelty In Dog’s Death (video story)
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"Two officers now face felony animal cruelty charges that carry jail time for their role in the killing of a Shar Pei named Nala. It comes two weeks after the incident, which has generated outrage worldwide."

"Mike Hellgren reports from Southeast Baltimore, where Nala took her last breaths."

"It is rare for an officer to face criminal charges in relation to animal cruelty. Police have condemned what happened. These new charges against an officer who held the dog down were not brought by them, but by the State’s Attorney’s Office."

"Now two Baltimore City officers, Jeffrey Bolger and Thomas Schmidt, face time behind bars and thousands of dollars in fines for their roles in the brutal death of a 7-year-old Shar Pei named Nala." ...
 

NC: Wilmington Police Chief, victim's family respond to indictment of WPD officer
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"A Grand Jury in New Hanover County indicted a Wilmington Police officer Monday on charges related to the use of excessive force."

"The case involves WPD Corporal James Johnson's recent arrest of 16-year-old Tyrell Rivers."

"Johnson was indicted by a Grand Jury on misdemeanor charges of simple assault and wilful failure to discharge duties. He faces a combined 180 days in jail for the charges." ...
 

FL: BSO Deputy Fights for Job After Lewd Joyride (video story)
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"A Broward County Sheriff’s Deputy is fighting to get his job back after he went on a joyride with friends in his police car on Las Olas Boulevard in Ft. Lauderdale last August."

"A police officer pulled over Deputy Rodrigo Mello's BSO cruiser thinking it was stolen, but it wasn’t. They found Deputy Mello, 33, behind the wheel and two of his friends drunk inside the car, according to police documents obtained by NBC 6." ...
 

MA: Why Massachusetts Cops Oppose New Civilian Disarmament Bill
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"The Massachusetts Coalition of Police may not know how to Photoshop their logo onto a squad car, but there’s no question that they oppose Massachusetts Bill 4121, An Act relative to the reduction of gun violence. The NRA claims the bill would 'empower police chiefs with discretion in licensing owners for shotguns and rifles, ban the private sale of firearms except through a licensed gun dealer, grant authority to the state Attorney General to remove certain firearms from the approved 'firearms roster' and require gun owners to provide a list of all firearms they currently own to the state with each renewal of their license.' Yes, well, none of that bothers the cop coalition. Here’s what sticks in their craw . . ." ...
 

TX: Texas invests $300,000 in Maverick Arms for expansion
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"In a continuing effort to entice businesses and gun companies to move to Texas, Gov. Rick Perry announced plans for the state to pump $300,000 into Maverick Arms, Inc. since the company pulled the trigger on expanding its facilities in Eagle Pass."

"The investment comes from the Texas Enterprise Fund, money set aside specifically for investing in new and developing business. With the TEF, the state aims to ensure companies provide a minimum number of jobs to Texas and reach certain financial goals."

"Maverick Arms plans to create 50 new jobs and $3.4 million in capital investment." ...
 

IL: IFOR summer Youth Skills Camp relocates
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"The Illinois Federation For Outdoor Resources will conduct their 18th annual Youth Skills Camp at a new venue this summer."

"The 18th annual Youth Skills Camp will take place for the first time at Pere Marquette State Park’s Camp Ouatoga in Grafton. For its first 17 years the Illinois Federation For Outdoor Resources held the camp at Lotus Point at Lake Carlyle. The camp take place Aug. 1 through Aug. 3." ...

"Illinois Federation For Outdoor Resources’ camp counselors will help the participants enjoy and learn about hunting, fishing, trapping, archery, firearm handling and safety, shooting sports, survival training and horseback riding, as well as conduct clinics about ecology, conservation, dog training and more. ..." ...
 

IL: One Dead, 35 Wounded In Typical Chicago Weekend Violence
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"With the weekend behind us, it is time once again to tally up the carnage in the Windy City, a city with some of the strictest gun control laws in the nation. This time only one person was killed, but an additional 35 were wounded."

"Since the nicer weather finally beat back this year's harsh Winter, an average of three people have been killed each weekend in street violence in the city. This weekend citizens are thankful that only one person died during Saturday and Sunday. But the toll of the wounded was still quite high." ...
 

UK: City centre 'too dangerous', admits senior police officer
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"A senior police officer has admitted the centre of one of Britain’s biggest cities is 'too dangerous' after midnight and warned the police are unable to guarantee the public’s safety."

"Inspector Ian Hanson said changes to licensing laws - brought in by the Labour government in 2003 - had led to significant increases in alcohol-fuelled violence at a time when police budgets and officer numbers are being cut." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
As an individual, I believe, very strongly, that handguns should be banned and that there should be stringent, effective control of other firearms. However, as a judge, I know full well that the question of whether handguns can be sold is a political one, not an issue of products liability law, and that this is a matter for the legislatures, not the courts. The unconventional theories advanced in this case (and others) are totally without merit, a misuse of products liability laws. — Judge Buchmeyer, Patterson v. Gesellschaft, 1206 F.Supp. 1206, 1216 (N.D. Tex. 1985)

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