Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 1500 active visitors Thursday, January 21, 2021
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1642 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Guns and the future of the United States
Submitted by: Jennifer Freeman
Website: http://www.libertybelles.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Anti-gun cities such as Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Washington DC have demonstrated over and over again that your safety is irrelevant when compared to their political ideology. They continue to pass laws that furthers their agenda which includes a total disarmament of the people. And while pushing for the passage of such laws, they claim that their intent is to protect you from the very thugs that they allow to operate as a result of their failed ideology. In fact, they need criminals to shift the attention away from the fact that the laws are actually designed to protect politicians from law-abiding citizens." ...
 

Pentagon Plans Could Mean Troops for Homeland Defense
Submitted by: 3030@keepandbeararms.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Secret plans being considered by the Pentagon could lead to a relaxation of the Posse Comitatus Act's restrictions on using U.S. military forces to enforce laws within the country."

"The plans under discussion would reduce the emphasis on fighting conventional wars and devote more resources to defending American territory and anti-terrorism efforts within our borders." ...
-------

KABA Note: If the Second Amendment were treated as what it truly is, the highest law of the land, and not some inconvenience for politicians and bureaucrats to 'get around', this would not be necessary, because the militia would be our 'homeland defense'.
 

AZ: Firing back at the gun lobby
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "A few weeks ago I wrote that I thought it odd people hunted with handguns, which led me to meander to thoughts about gun control. I didn't call for a ban on weapons, but pointed out that the National Rifle Association in Arizona has successfully defeated efforts limiting the sale of rapid fire ammunition magazines and bills requiring child-safety locks. I suggested a lack of regulations, along with the proliferation of guns in the United States, might lead to more gun accidents and violent crime."

"Proving the NRA becomes apoplectic whenever even minor gun regulations are mentioned, the EXPLORER received a number of e-mails from out-of-state gun owners who'd heard of the column from Catalina Foothills readers. The column also was posted on a gun rights site (www.keepandbear-arms.com) and my name, journalistic ability, lack of decent haircut and intelligence were bandied about in an associated chat room." ...
-------

KABA Note: Contact Renée Schafer Horton at world.peace4@juno.com, and let's keep the ad hominem attacks to a minimum, there's enough fodder here without resorting to those.
 

Can O'Connor Shoot At The New Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse Range in Phoenix?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A ten-year review of national gun laws reveals that public access to federal shooting ranges has been preserved. A little-known law states that any rifle range built at least partially by federal money may be used by the military and the public. This covers, for example, the Sandra Day O'Connor courthouse range in Phoenix."

"Other features of the Civilian Marksmanship Program (CMP) were abandoned, such as free .22 and .30 caliber ammunition for the public and youth groups. The rewrite of these laws are included in the completely updated 5th edition of 'Gun Laws of America,' to be released this month. Details are posted at gunlaws.com." ...
 

NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre to Hold News Conference in Washington July 20
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "National Rifle Association Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre will discuss three emotional issues:"

"--- The Castle Doctrine, the new Florida law that gives individuals the right to shoot first. ... According to LaPierre, the Florida law is a model to be exported to other states."

"-- The political power of the NRA. LaPierre told NRA members at its annual meeting in April, 'It's because you restored the Second Amendment that Al Gore was not president.... that John Kerry is not president ... that Hillary Clinton will never be president.'"

"-- The Protection of Lawful Commerce in Arms Act is on the table again. ..." ...
 

Question Authorities: Why it's smart to disobey officials in emergencies
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"...civil engineers have been studying the destruction of the World Trade Center towers, sifting the tragedy for its lessons. And it turns out that one of the lessons is: Disobey authority." ...

"We know that US borders are porous, that major targets are largely undefended, and that the multicolor threat alert scheme known affectionately as 'the rainbow of doom' is a national joke. Anybody who has been paying attention probably suspects that if we rely on orders from above to protect us, we'll be in terrible shape. But in a networked era, we have increasing opportunities to help ourselves. This is the real source of homeland security: not authoritarian schemes of surveillance and punishment, but multichannel networks of advice, information, and mutual aid."
-------

Submitter's Note: Most gun owners understand this already. Eventually, through articles like this, more people will come to understand that you are the only person you can trust in a time of crisis.
 

SC: Woman won't face charges in husband's death
Submitted by: medicdave

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

A Gaffney woman who shot and killed her husband will not face charges, prosecutors said.

The Cherokee County prosecutor determined Wednesday that Regina Rector acted in self defense when she killed Dennis Rector, 30, with a single gunshot wound to his stomach from a .50-caliber rifle.

Dennis Rector was found shot to death at his home Friday night.

Regina Rector told investigators her husband armed himself, gave her a rifle and backed her into a closet. Regina Rector said she fired when her husband pointed his gun at her and moved like he was going to shoot.
-------

Submitter's Note: I bet Regina Rector is glad to be alive today thanks to that "evil terrorist fifty-cal"!
 

OH: Hostage Feared Ex-Boyfriend: "He Told Me He Would Get Me"
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A woman had taken out a civil protection order against her former boyfriend, but that didn't protect her or her new boyfriend when the ex allegedly broke into her apartment, News 5's Emily Longnecker reported."

"'He told me no matter how long it would take, he would get me,' Florence Daniels had said in court documents."

"Police said 37-year-old Steven Pitts stabbed 25-year-old Barney Rogers to death and held Daniels hostage in her Bond Hill apartment Tuesday morning until a SWAT team rushed in and subdued him with bean-bag shots and Taser gun shots." ...
 

Australia: Woman attacked in home invasion
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

A WOMAN'S nose was broken and her family threatened by armed four men who forced their way into their Sydney home overnight.

Four men, one armed with a pistol and the others with knives, forced their way into the Chester Hill home in west Sydney about 10pm yesterday.
Four adults and a three-year-old child were threatened.

A 31-year-old woman was assaulted and her nose broken.

The men stole four mobile phones.
 

CO: 'A gun is always loaded'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Love 'em or hate 'em, when it comes to guns, a little knowledge goes a long way toward being safe in their presence."

"That's the message local firearms and martial arts instructor Matt Bayley has for Vail Valley residents who'd like to either own a gun or simply become more familiar with them. A self-proclaimed 'gun nut,' Bayley is a certified National Rifle Association and S.W.A.T. instructor who also understands not everyone shares his enthusiasm for shooting pistols and rifles."

"'But I think everyone can and should learn something,' Bayley says, slapping a clip into a .45 pistol one recent morning at the Forest Service shooting range in Minturn. 'There are a lot of common mistakes that can be avoided by a little training.'" ...
 

NY: Young boy shot in city
Submitted by: medicdave

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

A young boy is being treated for a gunshot wound in Rochester. Police say his wounds are not life threatening, but may require surgery.

Cops say several kids were visiting relatives at 60 Mazda Terrace in Rochester, but it seems no one was watching when they came across guns on the property.

The boy is under observation at a local hospital. Investigators say charges may be brought against the adults who were at home at the time.
-------

Poster's Note: According to Shooters Committee On Political Education, Gov. Pataki vetoed a bill that would have brought the Eddie Eagle program to Rochester schools. Maybe these kids would be unwounded today if they'd had that education!
 

CA: State Weighs 2 Bills Requiring Bullet Marking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "With 45% of the state's homicides unsolved in 2003, the most recent data available, the California Legislature is moving ahead with two potentially landmark measures that would require that identifying marks be embedded on projectiles from guns."

"One proposal would have all bullets sold in the state marked during manufacture with codes. The other would mandate that guns be equipped with stamping mechanisms that would hammer telling marks onto every cartridge fired. ..."

"... One of the bills has split California's law enforcement community and infuriated the nation's ammunition manufacturers, weapons sellers and firearms enthusiasts, including the National Rifle Assn. Several police groups in California are also opposed." ...
 

RI: Governor to sign law allowing restrictions on gun ownership
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

The governor is holding a ceremony today to sign a bill allowing judges to take guns from those accused of domestic violence. Supporters say the legislation will help protect victims of abuse. It allows judges to require that those named in permanent restraining orders surrender their guns.

Exceptions are made for those who have to carry guns for work, such as police officers and military personnel. But they can only carry the weapons while on duty.

Similar legislation has been proposed for years, but has failed to get through the General Assembly. This year, the bill included several compromises that helped win broader support.
 

OH: Man jailed for surfing "terrorist" sites
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Mohammad Radwan Obeid is a threat to national security because he surfed terrorist Web sites and visited terrorist chat rooms, the FBI claims" ...

"In mid-2004, he became a Jehovah's Witness, decided to write a book about terrorism, and began surfing terrorism sites on the Internet."

"Mehanna said Obeid was stunned by what he found on those sites and called the CIA and FBI. He said they didn't take him seriously." ...
 

CA: San Diego officer has 5 fatal shootings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"When veteran San Diego police Officer Phillip Bozarth shot and killed a 24-year-old man with a handgun in a Stockton neighborhood June 25, it marked the fifth person he has killed on the job in his 20-year career, police confirmed yesterday."

"The four other shootings were ruled legal and justified – and the latest involving the death of Ricardo Morales Carbajal remains under investigation. But the number of fatal incidents involving Bozarth, as with any officer-involved shooting, has raised concern." ...

"[Executive Assistant Chief Bill] Maheu added that in separate recent incidents, Bozarth disarmed a man wielding a loaded, AR-15-type rifle and another with a loaded 9 mm pistol – both without firing his weapon or causing injuries." ...
 

FL: Local officers awarded medals
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Some people just thrive on the competition. That is apparently the way it is for four Okeechobee law enforcement officers who came away from the Florida Police and Fire Games with several medals and a trophy." ...

"Sgt. William Hill, from the Okeechobee City Police Department (OCPD), took second place in three shooting events. He brought home silver medals for combat shotgun shooting; a three-gun match with a rifle, pistol and a shotgun; and for a practical shooting match with a combat pistol."

"The Florida Police and Fire Games were held in Jacksonville, the same venue they were held in for the last two years."
 

TN: Detective accused of assaulting girlfriend (third story on page)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"An undercover Metro police detective in the Hermitage Precinct was booked yesterday on a misdemeanor domestic assault charge stemming from an argument with his girlfriend Monday."

"A misdemeanor assault warrant was issued yesterday for Melvin Brown III, 31, for grabbing his girlfriend’s backpack during an argument while her arms were in the straps, causing injury to her right arm, according to a Metro police statement." ...

"Brown was decommissioned yesterday, which means his gun and badge were taken, according to the statement. He has been assigned desk duty and will remained decommissioned until completion of court proceedings and an investigation by the Police Department’s Office of Professional Accountability." ...
 

Nigeria: Apo Killings: Weapons Planted On Victims - Police Armourer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The judicial panel of inquiry set up to investigate the killing of six youths of the Apo mechanic village was told by the armourer of the Garki Division of the Nigeria police force, Inspector Ishaya Nyalwat, that the weapons purportedly recovered from the six Apo youths were planted on them by the DPO, Abdulsalam Othman, who is presently on the run."

"Inspector Nyalwat told the commission that at about 2.30 am on June 8, 2005, he received a call from DPO Abdulsalam to come to the office."

"He said the DPO asked him to bring some exhibits (two locally made pistols) from his office (armoury) with two cartridges."

The inspector also said that ... the DPO did not tell him what he (DPO) wanted to do with it (exhibits)." ...
 

East Timor: Questions raised as guns pour in
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"EAST Timor is Asia's poorest country. Its President, former guerilla fighter and national resistance hero Xanana Gusmao, says money is urgently needed to build hospitals, schools and stamp out endemic poverty."

"It raises questions about why the need for so many guns and who is paying for them."

"Since its founding in 2000, the national police force (PNTL) has obtained a wide variety of weaponry, including 2700 Glock 9mm pistols, for its ordinary police officers."

"Under Interior Minister Rogerio Lobato, no friend of President Gusmao, who enjoys close relations with the army (F-FDTL), the police service has been expanded to include several special units." ...
 

Philippines: Major to face NBI grilling for director's death
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE MARINE officer who reportedly owned the gun that killed TV director Louis 'Luigi' Santiago will have to face investigation by the National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) or face charges."

"Major Robert Velasco of the Marines has been subpoenaed with a certain Charito Angeles, who reportedly owned the Toyota Hi-Lux used as the getaway vehicle of the gunman that killed Santiago early morning of June 8."

"Six other persons, including a policeman, were wounded in the shooting incident outside V-Bar at the Ayala Center in Makati City."

"Oliver Jameiro has surrendered and confessed to firing the gun that killed Santiago." ...

"The NBI director said they were still studying what charges to file against Velasco." ...
 

WA: Residents call for action against firing range
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Residents of the Discovery Bay area pleaded with Jefferson County commissioners Tuesday to take action to stop the firing at 'Fort Discovery,' the private training facility on Discovery Bay's western shore operated by Security Services Northwest."

"'We're disturbed night and day. The kids can't sleep,' said Carol Hasse, a Cape George Road resident. 'They feel like war is on their doorstep.'" ...

"While Discovery Bay residents say the sound of gunfire from the center has escalated in recent months, Joe D'Amico, president of Security Services Northwest, insists that training at the facility has not changed since it first opened in 1987." ...
 

VA: The Orion right-to-hunt case decision
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A dozen states across the country have recently passed constitutional amendments protecting the right to hunt and fish. Others are in the process of doing so."

"This seems like an important step toward protecting the future of hunting, but it also raises the thorny legal issue of just what is 'hunting?'"

"In 2000, Virginia voters approved a constitutional amendment: 'The people have a right to hunt, fish and harvest game,' subject to regulation by the state legislature, according to the Virginia Constitution."

"Like a lot of hunters, Morris Peterson cheered when the 2002 Virginia constitutional amendment passed. His company, Optima Adventures International, offers a variety of custom outdoor adventures for individuals and groups, including corporate trainings in outdoor settings." ...
 

VA: Wild critters invade suburbs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It is a paradox of our times that as suburbanization creeps into our area, wildlife is sneaking in as well."

"Growing populations of black bear and coyote have state biologists and game wardens concerned that unwitting interactions between humans and the wild will pose problems down the road."

""Fifteen years ago, you'd never see a bear. Now, they're fairly common in our area,' said Lewis Lee, of The Plains. 'Coyotes, too. ...'"

"A taxidermist for the past 40 years and a hunter, Lee is closely attuned to wildlife trends. 'There is an abundance of prey animals,' he said. 'We've done a better job managing wildlife over the past 30 years, and we've created a chance for them to co-exist with us even with all this development.'" ...
 

CA: Local gun range receives NRA-approved upgrades
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Ridgecrest Gun Range Association (RGRA) announced this week that they will be undergoing improvements to the range that will bring it up to official NRA standards for long-range target shooting competitions."

"Involved in this upgrade is the installation of official NRA target systems and a scorekeeper's underground safe area below the targets at the 600-yard target line. Additional firing lines will also be installed at other locations to use the new target systems. This will cost the range about $15,000." ...
 

Australia: Police fear bikie war after arms seizures
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"POLICE believe they may have prevented a violent power struggle between a lesser-known motorcycle gang and its stronger rivals after they seized machineguns, shotguns and revolvers."

"Organised crime squad detectives raided a home and The Bros gang clubhouse in Yarraville yesterday, where they found 11 weapons, some loaded and ready to be used."

"Two loaded shotguns were found in a coffin at the clubhouse. The weapons seized at the home, also in Yarraville, included two high-powered machineguns. Ammunition, drugs and a medieval-style ball-and-chain were seized." ...
 

India: New government gun law hits bull’s eye
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It’s a routine government notification that passed unnoticed but for the community of Indian shooters. It has the power to change the face of the sport and take it to a higher level — though there is still much work to be done."

"The order ... makes air rifles and pistols, the rudimentary weapons for all beginners, easily accessible. ..."

"This comes as a big relief for the shooting fraternity for whom trying to own a weapon had been an ordeal. A shooter first needed to finish among the top 25 at a national meet and later — after endless paperwork — obtain an import licence to get a foreign-made weapon."

"Now, all one needs to do to own an air weapon is register with a rifle club or state/district association." ...
 

Brazil: Passenger killed as gunman takes 40 hostages on bus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A gunman held 40 passengers on a Rio de Janeiro bus hostage for nearly an hour, killing one man before being arrested, police said today."

"The hostage situation began yesterday evening after Wellington Luiz Goncalves de Jesus de Souza, 23, held up a city bus inside a major tunnel linking the Brazilian city’s southern and western districts and began robbing passengers, police said."

"After leaving the tunnel, the driver stopped the bus in front of a police patrol car and ran out the door."

"Police encircled the bus and began negotiating with Souza, while he held a gun to the head of 20-year-old Nelson Morais Faria." ...
 

UK: Gun statistic shock
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"ONE out of every 10 secondary schoolboys has carried a gun in the past year, according to a shocking leaked report."

"The worrying study also reveals the same proportion of schoolchildren claim to have carried a knife, and nine per cent say they have tried to seriously hurt someone."

"Based on interviews with 11 to 15-year-olds in Hackney and five other London boroughs, the Government-funded report has sparked fears of a spiralling gun culture in schools." ...

"Self defence was the main reason given for carrying a weapon, with many youths fearing being attacked, according to the Met-sanctioned report."
 

Canada: Hunting regs draw fire from gun club
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The province’s regulations on hunting and trapping for this season have drawn fire from the president of the North Peace Rod and Gun Club."

"Major changes to regulations affecting the Peace region, include the implementation of no closed season for coyote below 1,100 metres and compulsory inspections for antlered mule deer."

"The province is looking at going to limited entry for hunting mule dear in the Peace, which would set out restrictions on which animals could be hunted, said Darryl Elder, who points out that the local club is against the move." ...
 

UK: Outrage at swan being shot dead
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE HUNT is on to find four sick youths who shot a defenceless swan dead in Worcester with an air rifle."

"The group of teenagers approached the three-year-old male swan, who was in the River Severn at Diglis lock, and lured it close to the water edge where one of them shot the bird at close range through the head."

"They then ran away towards Wylds Lane leaving the swan for dead."

"Lock-keeper Graham Childe raised the alarm with the police and the Bishops Wood Swan Rescue Centre at Stourport-on-Severn after witnessing the chilling crime which happened between 6pm and 6.30pm on Friday."

"Centre volunteer Edward Bird, who attended the scene, said he was horrified and appalled by the attack." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The right of the people to keep and bear...arms shall not be infringed. A well regulated militia, composed of the body of the people, trained to arms, is the best and most natural defense of a free country... — James Madison, I Annals of Congress 434, June 8, 1789.

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2021, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy