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SAF petitions Supreme Court for review of Maryland carry case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Second Amendment Foundation is requesting Supreme Court review on concealed carry outside the home, petitioning the high court for review of a Maryland case challenging the state’s arbitrary standards for issuing carry licenses based on whether an individual citizen can prove 'a good and substantial reason' for wanting to carry a firearm for protection."

"When Judge Benson Everett Legg ruled in early March 2012 that, 'The Court finds that the right to bear arms is not limited to the home,' it was seen as a major victory for right-to-carry advocates. However, Legg was reversed on appeal this past March, and now Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler says he will oppose an appeal to the Supreme Court ..." ...
 

Bloomberg’s MAIG expanding ‘action group’ efforts to states
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "It’s a safe bet Bloomberg is gearing up for a whole new effort once he leaves office. He’ll then be able to devote more time and money to pressure politicians for edicts designed to disarm those currently beyond his reach."
 

Ice-T lays it out - Gun rights are civil rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The political left in America loves to toss about the phrase 'civil rights' when stumping for one of their pet political causes. We should agree with them and back their proposals because, hey, 'it's a civil rights issue.'"

"Gun rights, however, are anathema to the political left. They have used tortured logic for decades in an attempt to twist the very plain, straightforward language of the Second Amendment - that our 'right to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.' ..."

"Rapper-turned-actor Ice T gets it. In fact, in a recent documentary, he is making the case that gun ownership is a civil right, as well as a constitutional one." ...
 

Question of the Day: Is There a Natural Right to Bear Arms?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Don T. sent this question to RF:"

"In your letter published in the current Harper’s [ED: republished after the jump] you write about 'law-abiding Americans…exercising their natural, civil, and constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms.' I haven’t thoroughly searched your web site, but I am wondering if you have addressed or can further elaborate on the alleged 'natural' right to bear arms. I am unaware of Nature issuing any set of rights for human beings, or for any species. There may be many 'laws of nature,' but I am unfamiliar with rights granted by nature."

"So we’ll put it to you, the Armed Intelligentsia: do human beings have a natural right to armed self defense?" ...
 

No, Castle Doctrine Does Not Increase Violent Crime
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, anti-rights politicians and media saw an opportunity to sway public opinion in favor of repealing state 'castle doctrine' laws. All they needed was supportive 'research.' Enter Cheng Cheng and Mark Hoekstra, both of the Texas A&M University Economics Department — they published a paper titled 'Does Strengthening Self-Defense Law Deter Crime or Escalate Violence? Evidence from Expansions to Castle Doctrine.' They concluded that 'castle doctrine' had no beneficial impact on burglary, robbery, and aggravated assault. They also claimed that the result of 'strengthening self-defense law is increased homicide.' Their conclusion: enhanced self-defense laws caused more murder . . ." ...
 

Irresponsible Gun Owners of the Day: Eric Adamany and Roy Scott
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"People of the Gun! There are idiots amongst us. And? While no one wants to arm a-holes it’s better to risk occasional ballistic douchebaggery than it is to remove Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms. That way criminal dominance and government tyranny lies. Besides, we have more than enough data to conclude that irresponsible gun ownership is a black swan deal. Every day, more than 150 million American gun owners don’t shoot (or shoot at) the wrong person or, indeed, any person. This undeniable fact makes the occasional concealed carry license holders’ firearms-related stupidity all the more remarkable and, in this case, spectacular . . ." ...
 

Question of the Day: Militia Training? (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An ex-military man and I were talking about defending gun rights in the face of government tyranny. He considers all this 'come and get ‘em' talk regarding gun confiscation as nothing more than complete nonsense. 'There’s only one way Americans can resist tyranny imposed by a highly armed and organized force: banding together into militias.' And then we discussed the Hutaree and the general quality of militia training. 'It’s a joke,' he said. 'They’re running around in tacticool gear and camo playing soldier. They need to learn about communications, command, logistics and then fighting tactics.' ..."
 

Holsters - don't ask, don't tell
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
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"I think asking for advice about what holster to buy is only second to asking about which gun to get. It makes sense because if someone is unable to figure out which gun is for him/her, he or she will not be able to make a holster decision either. The problem is that asking people which holster is best for you is the same as asking them which shoes you should buy. It is one of those personal choices that the buyer is only able to make. What one person finds most comfortable and suitable to his needs may not , and usually does not, translate to your needs." ...
 

Ask Kirsten Weiss: How Do You Train A Right-Handed Left Eye Dominant 9-Year-Old to Shoot?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'I want to teach my nine year old son how to shoot,' BigEb tells TTAG’s columnist, 'but I learned this weekend that he’s left eye dominant but right handed. Are there any methods or techniques to cope with this issue or help train/retrain his eye sight?' 'First let me tell you a little secret,' Kirsten replies, ignoring the fact that TTAG is read by well over 60k people per day. 'I’m not sure this is a word, but I’m 'ambi-dominant.' There. Now it’s a word. I started my competition career being right eye dominant but, for whatever reason in recent years when I’ve tested it, my left eye takes over whenever it wants . . .'" ...
 

Confused About Night Vision? This Should Help . . .
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Have a few – OK, a lot of – extra samolians burning a hole in your pocket? Have you always wanted to be able to blast those damned rutting hogs straight to piggy hell, even in the dead of night? Does the lack of post-SHTF 24/7 operational capability keep you up at night? Navigating your way through the night vision technological landscape can be more than a little daunting for the low light noobs amongst us. But ATN‘s putting on a series of free webinars that’ll explain it all and help you avoid making an expensive mistake. Here are the deets . . ." ...
 

Anti-Gun Harpy Nancy Grace Cuts Zimmerman Supporter’s Mic In Mid-Interview (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This shrieking harpy is the face of CNN’s brand of 'journalism' in the George Zimmerman trial. In a heated exchange with Zimmerman friend Frank Taafe, Nancy Grace displays her complete ignorance of Florida CCW laws and her utter contempt for the right to keep and bear arms. She even compares George Zimmerman to Jeffrey Dahmer. Then, when she can’t quite shout Taaffe down, she instructs her producer to cut off his mic . . ." ...
 

Celebrities using Boston bombings to push for gun control (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Hollie McKay on the puzzling link being made by celebrities between terrorist attacks and gun violence"
 

Conceal Carry Not Enough For NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The National Rifle Association believes the Second Amendment is the pre-eminent article in the Bill of Rights, trumping even the First Amendment. ... But keeping permits away from journalists is not enough for the National Rifle Association. They’d even like to block police officers from access to concealed carry permits. Why? Because, when there’s a shooting, the cops assume it was committed by someone who owns a firearm."

"... Brent Gardner, an NRA liaison in Wisconsin, voiced the group’s reason for protecting permit holders’ identities in an interview: 'There’s a reason why [the] NRA has strived so hard to ensure this list is protected and that’s because we actually heard from chief law enforcement officers that said … that they would actually begin investigations with concealed-carry permit holders. ...'" ...
 

OR: Oregon gun control backers look ahead to next session
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A gun shop just a few blocks from the state Capitol shows the effect of recent gun control efforts in the Oregon Legislature — nothing's changed."

"After a mass shooting at a crowded shopping mall in suburban Portland and a massacre three days later at an elementary school in Connecticut last December, lawmakers in Salem joined a national debate over gun laws with Democrats pitching plans to ban large-capacity ammunition magazines and some assault rifles."

"But months later at the 12th Street Gun Shop, military-style weapons and big clips remain legally available." ...
 

NC: Resident Shoots and Kills 1 of 2 Burglars Who Charged Him
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"Steve Hall lives next door to the plumbing business where he acts as company vice president."

"On July 8th, Hall awoke to the sound of an alarm coming from the company building. Hall armed himself and went to investigate."

"When he got outside he found two suspects hauling away rolls of copper. Hall told the men to stop what they were doing."

"That’s when one of the suspects charges at Hall, who acted in self defense, firing his weapon at the suspect, and striking him."

"The suspect ran a short distance, collapsed and was declared dead at the scene." ...
 

FL: Homeowner claims self-defense in shooting of man waving screwdriver, deputies say
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"A man is in critical condition Saturday after being shot by a homeowner who says he opened fire in self-defense after the man pulled out a screwdriver during a fight." ...

"... the homeowner noticed a Hispanic man walking across his lawn Friday afternoon at his home on Sailfish Street in the Conway neighborhood."

"The homeowner confronted the man, and the two got into an argument, during which the man hit the homeowner in the face, deputies said."

"The homeowner told deputies the man then pulled out a screwdriver and waved it at him. Feeling threatened, the homeowner pulled out a gun and fired, hitting the man in the torso." ...
 

A Ph.d looks at guns and Self-Defense
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
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... "If gun possession among prospective victims tends to reduce violence, then reducing such gun possession is not, in and of itself, a social good. To disarm noncriminals in the hope that this might indirectly help reduce access to guns among criminals is a very high-stakes gamble, and the risks will not be reduced by pretending that crime victims rarely use guns for self-defense."
 

MA: Police ought to ease access to mace, pepper spray
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"Public law enforcement needs to expand accessibility to pepper spray and mace for downtown residents by allowing them to submit applications for such licenses at local police stations. Currently, the only way to obtain a license to carry pepper spray and mace is to go to Boston Police Department headquarters during business hours, a time when many women are at work." ...
 

AR: Clarksville, Arkansas Arming Teachers
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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... "Clarksville School District Superintendent David Hopkins recently announced that their 'Emergency Response Team' (ERT) will go live this August. Since the school board approved ERT in May, volunteer staff has begun preparing."
"[Clarksville school secretary Debbie James] says several teachers, custodians and other school employees are learning tactics similar to those used by law enforcement, like defensive techniques, legal use of force and shooting, all with an emphasis on safety and accuracy." ...
 

IL: Illinoisans sue to carry concealed now, don’t want to wait 9-plus months (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two-hundred and seventy days. That’s how long it is going to take before law-abiding gun owners will be allowed to carry concealed firearms in the Land of Lincoln under the state’s new concealed carry legislation."

"For many Illinoisans, that wait is way too long, especially considering that a federal appeals court has already ruled that the state’s previous ban on concealed carry was unconstitutional." ...
 

IL: Concealed carry bid too rushed, state says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A legal push by gun-rights advocates to bring Illinois’ new concealed carry law into effect as soon as next week is unreasonably rushed and improperly pursued, the state said in a federal court filing."

"Under the law passed Tuesday, Illinois State Police have six months, or 180 days, to set up a concealed-carry program before accepting applications. Once an application is received police have 90 days to approve or reject it."

"Mary Shepard filed a motion Wednesday — backed by the Illinois State Rifle Association — requesting an expedited federal court ruling that would allow concealed carry to begin as early as next Tuesday, saying the state would be denying her Second Amendment rights by waiting the mandated 270 days." ...
 

IL: Wheaton Police Chief Wanted Stricter Concealed Carry Law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"Police Chief Mark Field told Wheaton Patch on Wednesday he would have preferred to see a ban of concealed firearms from establishments that sell any alcohol whatsoever. In addition, he prefers a bill that limits a person to carrying one concealed firearm at a time."

"Field accepts the law for what it is, but he also expects it to undergo some changes."

"'In my opinion, and, in light of (Tuesday's) override of the Governor’s veto, I believe that the Illinois Senate will probably continue to 'tweak' the bill and add additional conditions and measures to it,' Field said in an e-mail." ...
 

Letter to the United States Senate on background checks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I am writing regarding the National Rifle Association’s position on several firearms-related proposals under consideration in the Senate."

"S. 649, the 'Safe Communities, Safe Schools Act of 2013', introduced on March 21, contains a number of provisions that would unfairly infringe upon the Second Amendment rights of law-abiding gun owners. This legislation would criminalize the private transfer of firearms by honest citizens, requiring friends, neighbors and many family members to get government permission to exercise a fundamental right or face prosecution. The NRA is unequivocally opposed to S. 649." ...
 

SC: Exemptions to Simpsonville gunfire law approved
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"A law that prohibits gunfire in Simpsonville city limits has a new exemption for shooting galleries, clearing the way for an indoor range to open next to the library on Main Street."

"City Council recently approved an amendment to the discharging firearms ordinance on a 7-0 vote."

"Some citizens and council members had criticized an earlier version of the amendment as confusing. Proposed exemptions for 'urgent necessity' and shooting rabid dogs and other dangerous animals were removed from the version that won final approval." ...
 

TN: Time to remove handgun ban from Farragut parks
Submitted by: Liston Matthews

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"When the Tennessee legislature removed their parks carry ban in 2009, they allowed local governments to keep their preexisting bans." ...

"Please contact the members of the Farragut Board of Aldermen, and respectfully ask them to remove the ban in Farragut parks." ...
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Supreme Court asked to void gun permit requirement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A gun rights group is asking the U.S. Supreme Court to strike down part of Maryland's handgun permit law."

"The Daily Record reports ... that the Second Amendment Foundation petitioned the court this week, saying the requirement that applicants state a 'good and substantial reason' to carry a firearm violates the right to keep and bear arms. The Bellevue, Wash.-based group says that a constitutional right should not require a special dispensation from police and that the too-vague standard allows broad discretion to reject a request." ...
 

Federal Judge Wants Legal Arguments In Gun Dispute
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A federal judge in East St. Louis has given gun-rights advocates and the state of Illinois until Thursday to submit written arguments on whether concealed carry can begin next week."

"Friday’s ruling by U.S. District Judge William Stiehl means the court will not act immediately on a motion filed Wednesday that is backed by the Illinois State Rifle Association." ...
 

OC activists cheer federal judge’s Colorado ruling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Open Carry activists across the country, including the Pacific Northwest, are cheering a federal judge’s ruling Thursday that declared a ban on guns in post office parking lots to be unconstitutional, and they will likely be talking about it today at an Open Carry picnic at the Kitsap County park in Port Orchard."

"What has their attention is the summation of U.S. District Judge Richard P. Matsch, who concluded, 'In sum, openly carrying a firearm outside the home is a liberty protected by the Second Amendment.'" ...
 

MO: Judge Kidd makes injunction against Miss. gun law permanent
Submitted by: David Codrea
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"Claiming Mississippi's House Bill 2 clarification of 'concealed' is 'unconstitutionally vague,' Hinds Country Circuit Court Judge Winston L. Kidd today placed a permanent injunction on the law to keep it from going into effect in his Order Granting Plaintiffs' Motion for Injunctive Relief." ...
 

Tiny GA Town Battles with Brady Campaign Over City’s Ordinance Requiring Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A small town in Georgia is facing off with a national gun control group over an ordinance that the city passed earlier this year requiring that every head of the household in the city to own a firearm."

"The Family Protection Ordinance of Nelson, Georgia was adopted on April 1 and a lawsuit from The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence followed about six weeks later." ...
 

MO: Police officer accidentally wounded by partner (video available)
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"An officer with the St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department suffered minor injuries after he was accidentally wounded by his partner Thursday morning in a south city neighborhood." ...

"Two officers were responding to a call regarding copper thefts in the neighborhood and were approached by what they said was an aggressive dog showing its teeth. One of the officers, fearing for his safety, pulled out his gun and fired three or four shots at the dog. One of the bullets missed the animal, ricocheted off the sidewalk and struck his partner in the arm near his elbow." ...
 

FL: FBI’s damning report on Miami police
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"The long-awaited federal report on the Miami police portrays a department alarmingly short on training, procedural discipline and self-examination, repeatedly making the same errors and apparently incapable of reforming itself without outside supervision."

"The report is no slap on the wrist, but rather a scathing and well-documented indictment of institutional failure regarding the use of force by Miami’s officers in the line of duty."

"It calls into question both the leadership of the department over the years and the failed stewardship of the city’s civilian managers and elected officials, who are ultimately responsible for the welfare of Miami and its citizens."

"For Miami, it’s déjà vu all over again. ..." ...
 

NY: Beauty queen claims 'invasive frisk' by N.Y. police
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"Reigning Miss Westchester Kristy Abreu is accusing New York City police officers of stripping her of her pageant crown and sash, subjecting her to an "extremely invasive frisk and search" and mistreating her and her mother during a traffic stop in May."

"The Yonkers native and her parents, who now live in the Bronx, told the city this week that they intend to sue and seek $210 million in damages, saying officers falsely imprisoned Abreu and her mother, Kendy Paredes; deprived them of their constitutional rights; and physically and psychologically assaulted them." ...
 

MA: Boston Police Officer Arrested In Plymouth For Possession Of Military Grade Explosives (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Boston police officer is free on $1,000 bail after police in Plymouth say they found a cache of military grade explosives in a shed at his former home."

"Kirk Merricks, 43, of Dorchester, was charged Friday with 11 counts of possession of explosives, along with theft and ammunition charges."

"Police say they received a call on Thursday from the homeowner, identified as Merricks’ estranged wife, saying she was cleaning out a bedroom closet and found four ¼ sticks of TNT and assorted ammunition in a metal box marked 'highly explosive.'" ...
 

CA: Strict Stance on Concealed Weapons
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"Under different sheriffs in recent years past, there may have been as many as 150 or so people in Santa Barbara County walking around with guns legally hidden on them. But ever since Sheriff Bill Brown was elected in 2006, he’s focused on bringing that number down. Today, there are only 52 active concealed carry weapon permits issued countywide, with three actively pending, which is considerably less than any neighboring county (see chart at left)." ...
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NY: Off-duty city correction officers busted for pulling gun, leaving accident scene
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Two tipsy off-duty city correction officers were arrested within two minutes of each other after one waved his gun at a motorist in Brooklyn and the other left the scene of an accident in the Bronx early Sunday, police said." ...
 

NY: 'She came on to me': NYPD veteran blames 16-year-old victim after being busted for attempted rape: police
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"An NYPD veteran plied a teenager with porn and booze before a Fourth of July sexual encounter that ended when his wife found the two in bed, police sources said.

Peter Ciollo, 29, was off duty when he allegedly targeted the 16-year-old victim over the holiday weekend, the sources said."

"Ciollo was partying with two 16-year-old girls before participating in 'multiple sexual acts' with the victim, Staten Island prosecutor Victoria Levin said Thursday at the cop’s arraignment."

"Levin, reading from the criminal complaint, said the accused officer blamed the victim for what started on the night of July 4 and finished around 2 a.m. the next day." ...
 

NC: NHC deputy fired after internal investigation (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The New Hanover County Sheriff's Office has fired a deputy following an internal investigation."

"According to documents released by the sheriff's office, Deputy Michael Murray was fired for allegedly not being truthful and for violating the sheriff's office standard of conduct."

"Few details have been released about the actual incident that prompted the internal investigation ..." ...
 

FL: FMPD officer fired for using excessive force (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Fort Myers police officer was fired for excessive use of force after a February incident that was captured on dashcam video."

"The Fort Myers Police Department fired Officer Trevor Lehman. According to the department, he was fired for overreaction, profanity and excessive use of force."

"The incident happened back in February." ...
 

Zimmerman Jury Instructions: Is the Fix In?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Despite objections by the defense, George Zimmerman trial judge Debra Nelson changed the rules in mid stream, allowing the jury hearing the case to consider a lesser charge of manslaughter during their deliberations. This, after furious pleading and groveling by the prosecution who, like most observers, have apparently concluded that they haven’t come close to meeting the burden of proof for a second degree murder conviction. Here are Judge Nelson’s instructions to the jury courtesy ajc.com . . ." ...
 

IT director who raised questions about Zimmerman case is fired
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
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It seems that the State of Florida is not happy about their IT director informing the defense that they sat on pictures of Trayvon Martin with a gun and drugs long enough so that when presented to the defense, there was not enough time for the defense to authenticate then in time for the trial. The Zimmerman defensive team protested to the Judge but she deferred her decision until after the trial.
 

Why Zimmerman verdict is important to all armed citizens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As the case against George Zimmerman heads to a jury today, millions of legally-armed citizens – including more than 430,000 here in Washington – have much riding on the verdict, even if they do not realize it."

"A not-guilty verdict will reinforce the principle of armed self-defense, even against a more powerful unarmed attacker, while a guilty verdict – either for second-degree murder or the lesser crime of manslaughter – could have a discouraging effect on the use of firearms in self-defense." ...
 

Three Lessons from the George Zimmerman Case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Florida jury is busy deliberating the fate of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watch commander who shot and killed Skittles schlepper Trayvon Martin. My prediction: Zimmerman walks. Riots ensue. And then everyone settles down and goes about their business. But even if the jury brings back a guilty verdict (gotta be manslaughter) Zimmerman’s life will never be the same. He will always be 'that guy.' Which is better than being dead. Yes, well, there is that. A defensive gun use (DGU) doesn’t depend on the legal system for its moral justification. Anyway, I’ve got three major takeaways from this case . . ." ...
 

FL: State Attorney Employee Fired After Raising Questions About Whether Prosecutors Withheld Evidence From Zimmerman Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"An employee with the Florida state attorney’s office who testified that he was concerned prosecutors withheld certain evidence from George Zimmerman’s defense team has been fired."

"Ben Kruidbos was the information technology director when he testified last month that he was worried prosecutors didn’t turn over information about deleted images and text messages Kruidbos recovered from Trayvon Martin’s cell phone, including photos of a hand holding a gun and a plant that looked like marijuana." ...
 

FL: Jurors continue deliberations in Zimmerman trial
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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"Jurors on Saturday continued deliberating the fate of George Zimmerman, the neighborhood watchman who shot and killed Trayvon Martin in a case that has captured widespread public attention." ...
 

Glitch in CCW law ends up with felony charges filed against DE engineer
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
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"Felony charges had been filed on June 17 against a DE engineer whose Tennessee firearm permit expired when he obtained a Delaware driver's license. The unsuspecting engineer thought that his out of state ccw permit was still valid unaware that as soon as he got his Delaware driver's license it invalidated his Tennessee one. The poor guy has been trying to resolve this stupid mistake for almost a month and was facing some serious hard time. Luckily the State of Delaware has some reasonable officials who worked with the engineer to resolve this. Now it they can only plug up the glitch in their ccw law to prevent this from happening again." ...
 

US Bank Corp Tells Customers NO Concealed Carry At Their Banks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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... "US Bank however does NOT post signs informing their customers that they prohibit carry, but instead, they will mail a letter to customers who they THINK may be carrying in their branches. This past week, a Wisconsin Carry member and concealed carry license holder received the following letter from US Bank after he visited his local branch where he is an account holder:" ...
 

KY: Kentucky Gun Company raises $62K+ for fallen officer’s wife with rifle raffle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"A month or so ago, we brought you news of a raffle to benefit the wife and kids of a fallen small-town police officer from Bardstown, KY."

"Never being one to ask our members to do anything we aren’t willing to do ourselves, we sent $50 for tickets and I know a number of our members stepped up to send money – in essence a donation to the widow and her family."

"The Kentucky Gun Company sponsored the raffle and today they released a heart-felt video about the drawing for the winner. A retired police officer from Atlanta won the rifle." ...
 

KS: Miss Kansas proves she is at home on the range
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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"Lying prone on a table as she took aim with her rifle, Theresa Vail was the only woman in a row of men firing long-range weapons at the Fancy Creek Shooting Range earlier this month. But under her encouragement as Miss Kansas, Vail would like that ratio to change as young women feel more comfortable entering once male-dominated spaces."

"Vail, a Kansas State University student who called Manhattan home until her sophomore year of high school, was crowned Miss Kansas in June, competing on a platform of empowering young women to overcome cultural stereotypes ..." ...
 

NJ: Happy Anniversary New Jersey Second Amendment Society
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Today marks the third Anniversary of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society (NJ2AS)."

"It was July 12, 2010 when our group officially became the NJ2AS."

"It all started with 10 people sitting around a kitchen table. They were determined to organize a response to the unconstitutional treatment that the gun owners of New Jersey receive from the three branches of our state government." ...
 

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