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Donkey suicide bomb provides apt analogy for 2014 elections
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Go ahead, Democrats. Strap a 'suicide bomb' on that donkey and set it off." ...
 

How a calamitous century helped win us our rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The chaotic century taught the English many things -- for instance that genuine freedom of religion is better than having to endure anybody's enforced theocracy, of whatever brand or sect."

"Another thing these experiences began to teach ordinary men and women (mostly men at that time, of course) is the importance of being armed. Of being free to effectively resist unjust power."

"Not just to be armed against freelance brigands, but against illegitimate authority at every level. ..." ...
 

Women Gun Owners Are the New OWFGs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"God bless John Lott. We on the pro-gun side of the fence need to arm ourselves with facts with which to defend our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. And by God, John Lott’s got facts. Admittedly, I no more made it through his stat-laden More Guns, Less Crime than I did Oliver Sachs’ jargon-filled The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat. I find John’s blog a much happier hunting ground for anti-anti ammo. Such as the charts above and after the jump, that prove that the 'share of permits issued to women is soaring [in] Tennessee and Texas.' The charts show women’s share as a percentage of the whole. ..." ...
 

First and Second Amendment Win in Arlington, Texas
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The First and Second Amendments of the Bill of Rights are essential in supporting each other. The First bolsters the Second, while the Second provides the means to protect the first. It’s clear that the open carry of firearms is itself a strong political message in and of itself. Openly carrying a gun is protected political speech . . ."

"In Texas, open carry activists have been pushing hard to have the right to open carry modern handguns restored. It was lost during reconstruction when the carpet bagger-dominated government rewrote the state constitution. Open carry activists have participated in hundreds of open carry walks or demonstrations throughout the state ..." ...
 

A Well Regulated Militia…
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I lay on a pile of cow crap and nettles, peering uselessly through weeds growing on a wire fence. I am unable to see more than 12 feet into an open field. Prone, my neck and shoulders hurt as I crane hoping to see far enough so that I can have some warning of advancing forces. I am sweating out buckets, soaking my Battle Dress Uniform (BDU), boonie hat and underwear as thoroughly as if I had been caught in a thunderstorm. My neck is developing a sunburn because, like an idiot, I failed to put sunblock into my kit. Baking in the sun, unable to see anything, feeling hot, bored and useless, I remember why I left the Army . . ." ...
 

What Is Gun Violence?
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"The term 'gun violence' seems to have been coined by either the anti-gun media or some other anti-gun group in an effort to vilify the tool used to perpetrate violence on another."

"Somewhere someone said, 'If we call it 'gun violence' that will make it sound like guns are bad. We should do that.'"

"You and I know guns are neither good nor bad. Guns cannot do anything on their own. A gun cannot be violent any more than can a hammer, or a bowling pin or a rose bush. A gun can be used during violent acts. But here is something interesting: A violent act is not always a bad thing. ..." ...
 

North Carolina State Highway Patrol Buy SIG SAUER P226 in .357SIG
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The North Carolina State Highway Patrol (NCSHP) are tooling-up with the SIG SAUER P226 in .357SIG. ... SIG’s press release ... attributes the agency’s selection to the pistol’s 'reliability, accuracy and durability.' These days, most all polymer pistols can make that claim ... What is important: customer service, price and, in this case, the round. 'For law enforcement officers who work around vehicles and safety glass, the .357SIG is a fantastic choice for a duty pistol caliber,' said Tom Jankiewicz, Executive Director of Law Enforcement Sales. In other words, the round’s rep for barrier penetration is key. I wonder if the cartridge - producing what Hickock45 calls 'significantly increased blast' – beats up a gun as much as .40 cal . . ." ...
 

Self-Defense Tip: Everyone Gets Firsts Before Anyone Gets Seconds. Maybe. (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In the video above, Dom Raso does some game theory on who Rambo should have shot first and whether or not the cinematic victory was even possible. Raso rags on Rambo’s draw, grip and flinch. What he doesn’t mention: Rambo shoots TWO rounds at the first bad guy before serving one dose of lead into the remaining threats. Not necessarily the best plan. Generally, if an armed self-defender faces multiple threats it’s boarding house rules: everyone gets firsts before anyone gets seconds. 'You want to slow everyone down as fast as possible,' Armed Response Training gun guru David Kenik tells TTAG. 'That way it’s less likely that someone will shoot/stab/attack you while you’re shooting someone else.' Then again . . ." ...
 

Bloomberg Group Releases “Report” on Mass Shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Michael Bloomberg’s personally-funded gun control group, Everytown for Gun Safety (hereafter referred to as EGS for carpel tunnel avoidance purposes) released a 'report' yesterday that sought to prove, once and for all, that guns are bad and the 'reasonable' restrictions push are in fact needed. Personally, I’m not buying it. The main reason is that while their numbers appear on the surface to support their conclusions, when you take more than three seconds to look at the data they’re presenting you can tell that they’ve tried their hardest to make the results fit the conclusion. For example . . ." ...
 

America's Wild-West Gun Laws Are Helping Fuel the Border Crisis
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Getting less attention, though, has been the U.S. link to the actual weaponry being used in the killings and other crimes that make the three Central American nations among the most dangerous in the world. (Honduras has by far the highest homicide rate in the world; El Salvador and Guatemala are fourth and fifth.) According to data collected by the ATF, nearly half of the guns seized from criminals in El Salvador and submitted for tracing in the ATF’s online system last year originated in the U.S., versus 38 and 24 percent in Honduras and Guatemala, respectively. Many of those guns were imported through legal channels, either to government or law enforcement agencies in the three countries ..." ...
 

Guns kill more people in 14 states than cars do, new report says
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In a new report released in July by the Violence Policy Center, the gun death rate outpaced deaths from cars in 14 states and the District of Columbus, up from 12 last year, as Alaska tops the standings with the highest gun death rate and the State of Washington with the lowest GDR."

"In 2011 ... VPC reports there were 32,351 gun deaths nationwide for a rate of 10.38 per 100,000 and 35,543 motor vehicle deaths (both occupant and pedestrian) nationwide for a rate of 11.41 per 100,000. Deaths by gun include gun suicide, homicide, and fatal unintentional shootings. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Well at least they admit they are including 2011's 19,990 "gun suicides" to pad their numbers.
 

Gun safety a public health issue
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Quick, are you more likely to die by a bullet or in a car crash?"

"Common sense would seem to suggest the latter. Cars are everywhere. We are an auto-obsessed nation. To be American is to drive — everywhere. ..."

"Nevertheless, in 14 states and the District of Columbia the number of gun fatalities has overtaken the number of road deaths, and the rest of the nation appears on track to follow suit. This is a striking when you consider that more than 90 percent of American households own a car, whereas a little more than one-third have a gun."

"One reason for the flip-flop is that for nearly 50 years, the nation has been focused on making driving safer. We have gone in the opposite direction on firearms." ...
 

TX: 13 Year Old Armed With Ruger 10/22 Saves His Mother From Trespasser Thought to be on Drugs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Last night we had a man on drugs wander into our yard. I was telling him to leave when he turned on me, threw his hat on the ground, and came at me."

"Luckily, my 13 year old grabbed his Ruger 10/22. He did not have to fire. The [sight of the] gun stopped the man in his tracks and he turned and ran. During all of this my 15 year old daughter had called 911. The cops didn’t show until almost 8 minutes AFTER the man took off." ...
 

UT: Police: 70-year-old man threatens neighbors with gun, man shoots him (video available)
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"Washington County deputies are investigating after a neighbor shot a 70-year-old man in Leeds."

"Authorities said 70-year-old Stephen Aizenberg walked to his neighbor’s house armed with a handgun."

"Deputies said Aizenberg pointed the gun at his neighbors and neighbor’s guests, who were in the driveway."

"Officials said one of the guests felt threatened and shot Aizenberg when the man continued to approach them with a gun pointed at the group."

"The Washington County Sheriff’s office said it doesn’t know why Aizenberg went after his neighbors with a weapon." ...
 

FL: Sarasota teen drives would-be burglar away with warning shot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Deputies with the Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office are searching for a suspect in an attempted occupied residential burglary."

"Responding to a complaint of an attempted burglary at 12:40 p.m. Sunday at a home in the 4800 block of Sawyer Pine Road, Sarasota, deputies reported a victim, 15, said he was home alone when he heard banging from the back of the house. He reportedly armed himself with a shotgun."

"The victim reported seeing the suspect trying to get in a back door and fired a warning shot into a door inside the house. No one was injured." ...
 

What’s worse, having a gun and not needing it, or needing it and not having it?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "One of the two robbers assaulted Duffy, and Dittrich, fearing the worst, did an incredibly brave thing, fighting back against an armed criminal, as detailed in the ABC report. They have moved back to Ohio, but during the interview with ABC, Dittrich said an interesting thing."

"'I didn’t want a gun,' he told ABC’s Juju Chang ... 'I specifically didn’t want one. I was very much opposed to hav(ing) one, and I guess I got the realization that the police really can’t protect you. They can respond, and they can protect you once they get there. But, you’re on your own.'"

"Now they keep a handgun in the bedroom, in a state where it is less burdensome owning a handgun. In Ohio, it is far easier to get a concealed carry permit." ...
 

Marino's press aide gun dustup 'terrible mistake'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Bill Tighe, chief of staff for U.S. Rep. Tom Marino, said he spoke to press secretary Ryan Shucard following his arrest on a gun possession charge and was told he made 'a terrible mistake.'"

"After less than two months in his new job, Shucard was arrested Friday for trying to bring a gun into the congressional office building where he works."

"... Capitol Police charged him with carrying a pistol without a license, a felony that carries a penalty of up to five years in prison. ..." ...

"Tighe said Shucard, who started his job May 27, was immediately placed on unpaid leave. Shucard's salary is $52,000 a year."

"'He's a firearms owner in Virginia. He forgot that he had it with him,' Tighe said." ...
 

MA: Refining a gun bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"We don't often praise the Legislature on firearms legislation, but the Senate's action Thursday merits it."

"On a 28-11 vote, senators removed a provision that would have given police chiefs additional discretion over whether to issue firearms identification licenses for rifles and shotguns."

"That had been strongly opposed by gun-rights groups, who argued that the current system of background checks is sufficient, and that granting chiefs additional discretion would constitute infringement of the Second Amendment."

"We concur. There is little evidence that granting chiefs more discretion would lead to anything but delays in issuing FID cards to law-abiding citizens." ...
 

DC: An amendment D.C. gun owners need
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I commend and fervently endorse Rep. Thomas Massie’s (R-Ky.) amendment regarding firearms in the District ['House passes measure to gut city’s gun laws,' Metro, July 17]. Law-abiding citizens continue to be devoid of their full Second Amendment rights, and the District’s political machine has been intent on preserving the status quo." ...
 

CA: California tightens handgun restrictions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"California has banned the sale of single-shot handguns that can be altered into semi-automatic weapons, handing a modest victory to proponents of tougher gun laws while striving to protect antique collectors."

"The new rules ere signed into law on Friday by Governor Jerry Brown."

"California already has some of the strictest gun control laws in the United States. But proponents fought to amend the state's so-called safe handgun requirements, arguing that it exempted for single-shot pistols which meant dealers were selling thousands of modified weapons per year without a required safety feature that indicates when a bullet is chambered." ...
 

DC: D.C.’s gun laws are in the cross hairs again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"HOUSE REPUBLICANS who profess an allegiance to local democracy outdid themselves in the hypocrisy department last week as they trampled on the District’s right to home rule. Not content with measures that restrict the District from using its locally raised tax dollars for abortions for low-income women, the Republican-controlled House also voted to roll back the city’s decriminalization of marijuana and gut city gun laws. It is now up to the Senate and President Obama to get rid of these perfidious measures; let’s hope Democrats have the spine to stand up for the District." ...
 

MA: Westford pro-gun group turns to its newest challenge: DeLeo bill
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Westford Pro2A, a grassroots effort to defend residents' rights to bear arms, was formed last year during a time of great turmoil for local gun enthusiasts."

"Then-Selectman Robert Jefferies had proposed a ban on all automatic weapons in Westford. In February 2013, when the town met to discuss the proposed Town Meeting article, more than 400 people showed up to speak against the bylaw."

"Jefferies ultimately withdrew the proposal."

"But Al Prescott, a co-founder of Westford Pro2A, says the importance of his group, which has about 1,000 members, remains." ...
 

NJ: Christie was right to veto the gun bill
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"Gun control advocates just can’t let go of Gov. Chris Christie vetoing of a bill limiting gun magazines to 10 bullets. Christie’s warning that the bill wouldn’t save lives might not be politically popular, but it was scientifically accurate."

"Obviously, politicians aren’t supposed to question whether gun control works, especially not so bluntly. But Christie wasn’t going to support new laws just for the sake of 'doing something.'" ...
 

OR: Oregon coast officer arrested in connection to sale of guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A police officer on the Oregon Coast was arrested on charges related to the sale of guns."

"Warrenton police officer Ray Ayers turned himself in to the Clatsop County Jail on Wednesday and was booked on charges including theft, forgery, tampering with physical evidence and official misconduct."

"The arrest follows an investigation by Oregon State Police and a grand jury indictment." ...
 

CA: LAPD officer accused of using baton to hit man who was on his knees
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"A Los Angeles police officer allegedly caught on video as he used a baton to repeatedly strike a man who was on his knees has been charged with two felony assault counts, authorities said Wednesday afternoon."

"Officer Jonathan Lai, a six-year Los Angeles Police Department veteran, pleaded not guilty during an arraignment Wednesday to one count each of assault by a police officer and assault with a deadly weapon." ...
 

TX: Former Sheriff Sentenced to Five Years in Prison
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A former South Texas sheriff who had pleaded guilty to money laundering was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday in what the judge called a sad day for the county."

"U.S. District Judge Micaela Alvarez departed from sentencing guidelines that topped out at less than four years to impose a stiffer sentence on former Hidalgo County Sheriff Lupe Trevino."

"Alvarez said many questions remained about how much money Trevino really took from a known drug trafficker. She said Trevino admitted to accepting $20,000 to $25,000 -- double the amounts in question that were recorded in his re-election campaign account." ...
 

SC: Report: Charleston Co. detective fired after sleeping with murder suspect's mother
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"The Charleston County Sheriff's Office says a detective was fired after an internal investigation discovered that the officer had a sexual relationship with a murder suspect's mother and lied about it."

"Documents released on Thursday say the sheriff's office internal investigations department, the Office of Professional Standards, began an investigation on June 25 surrounding an allegation that Detective Charles Lawrence had an inappropriate sexual relationship with the mother of Derrick Brown, a man charged in a Ravenel murder."

"CCSO records state Lawrence had the relationship with Brown's mother while he was investigating the murder case." ...
 

"Hard-working Single Mom" Arrested for Admitting to Owning Handgun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Although many conservative news outlets have reported on this shameful misuse of police power and disregard of one of Allen’s fundamental liberties, most have ignored the fact that concealed carry permits represent the reduction of what is a God-given right to a government-approved privilege."

"As reported by the news channel, Allen’s lawyer is not backing down from this fight."

"'She voluntarily and honestly told the officer that she had her licensed handgun and gave him her license to carry,' Allen's attorney Evan Nappen said ..." ...

"Nappen is an expert in Second Amendment defense, but even he demonstrates the problem plaguing Americans: looking to Washington, D.C. for permission ..." ...
 

PA: NRA youth shooting championship returns to Mansfield
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Dozens of young top guns from as far away as Oregon, Wyoming and Louisiana will descend on the Mansfield area this week for the annual National Rifle Association Youth Hunter Education Challenge (YHEC) international championship."

"Some of those shooters won’t have to travel very far. Chemung County-based Sullivan’s Sharpshooters will once again send a team to compete this year. So will the Pennsylvania Gold Team, based in Troy."

"The international championship alternates between the Mill Cove Environmental Area near Mansfield and a site in Raton, N.M." ...
 

TN: Tennessee Restaurant Sees Business Surge After Posting Pro-Carry Sign
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens. The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a 'No Weapons Allowed' sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside. From wbir.com:"
"'They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot,' said Floyd. 'And that got me thinking. ... I believe it’s ok to carry as long as you have a permit.'"
"... The owner says that the support she has received after putting up the 'Guns Welcome' sign is overwhelming:" ...
 

IL: Illinois Police Announce Rule Changes for Concealed Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Illinois State Police have come under a lot of pressure as the magnitude of the lawsuits they are facing under the concealed carry license procedures has become known. Even the old media in Illinois have been complaining that the procedures are secret, people aren’t told why they’re denied, and aren’t afforded due process. There are hundreds of lawsuits pending . . ."

"Now the State Police have decided to modify the process. ..." ...
 

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