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Target gun poser photo provokes angry backlash
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "At this writing, he has not responded. It may be because he has no desire to and wants to put an embarrassing act behind him, it may be because he is too busy, or it may be because, in addition to the potential for a police investigation, some activists have taken their outrage a step further and approached his employer, Petroleum Engineering World, leaving comments on their Facebook page obviously designed to get them to reconsider his employment." ...
 

Concealed carry groups sue Ohio State University for violating state law
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "'The Ohio Revised Code is clear that the legislature retains sole authority to regulate the possession of firearms,' DeBrosse added, characterizing school policies as a 'direct violation of the law.'" ...
 

In Washington and Illinois, gun rights under attack in not-so-subtle ways
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Today’s Seattle Times endorsement of Initiative 594 and Friday’s Chicago Tribune story about how applicants for concealed carry permits being denied with no reason or easy avenue of appeal reveals how firearms rights are under subtle, and not-so-subtle attack two days after America celebrated its birthday." ...
 

A Thought On The Fourth Of July
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"As we celebrate Independence Day, we need to remember among other things not to take liberties with our liberties."

"Open carry – that is, carrying or wearing a visible firearm out and about in public – has become a hot topic on both sides of the gun debate. On our side, there are some who claim 'a right not exercised is a right that will wither away.' In recent years, it has turned out otherwise. Ostentatious open carry led to it being banned by the state legislature in California. More recently, a series of store and restaurant chains, most recently Target, have come out and asked customers not to come there armed with firearms. These have been direct results of AR15s, AK47 clones, etc. being carried in their premises ..." ...
 

Can the mainstream press be that out-of-touch about gun rights?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Editorials yesterday at both ends of the country — in the Seattle Times endorsing a far-reaching and invasive gun control initiative and in the Newark Star-Ledger blasting New Jersey Gov. Chris Cristie’s veto of a magazine capacity limit — and the public reaction are cause to wonder whether newspaper editorial boards are wholly disconnected from their readers, if not reality altogether." ...
 

UW study: Gun victims more likely to be shot again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"People hospitalized with a gunshot wound are 30 times more likely to come back to the hospital with another firearm injury than those hospitalized for another medical reason, according to a new study from the University of Washington."

"Gunshot victims also are twice as likely to be arrested for future violent or firearm-related crime, according to a study by the Harborview Injury Prevention and Research Center ..."

"Although the main conclusion of the study commissioned last year by the Seattle City Council is a correlation between gunshot wounds and future gun violence, the study also shows that mental illness does not have as strong a correlation with gun violence as previous firearm-related hospitalizations." ...
 

TTAG’s Striker-Fired Pistol Face-Off
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Typically, the first thing people find out about me is that I’m a gun guy. I don’t wear a stylishly outdated NRA hat, I don’t open-carry rifles in Babies “R” Us, and I don’t post Facebook memes that would get me convicted of premeditated murder in a DGU. I’ve just spent the last few years in the gun industry testing equipment that ends up in the hands of armed professionals and responsible citizens. That responsibility has been a source of pride for me . . ." ...
 

ShootingTheBull410 on 5.56 Ball Ammo: Federal 55gr M193 (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When thinking about using an AR-15 for home defense, I’ve conducted a few tests of ammo made specifically for self-defense purposes; rounds like the Winchester PDX1 proved to be a phenomenal performer, and it did something that military ammo isn’t allowed to do — it incorporates an expanding hollowpoint into its design. The Hague Convention prevents the use of expanding bullets, so a design like PDX1 can’t be used by the military. So what can military ammo do?" ...
 

3D Printed Ruger Pistol Demonstrated by BuckOfama (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A shade tree gunsmith posting at LiveLeak under the nom de plume BuckOfama demonstrates a 3D printed a receiver he turned out for the popular Ruger Charger pistol. The video shows the gun in operations, which appears to work quite well. It has always been legal to make your own firearms in the United States, as long as you don’t make prohibited weapons. At the end of the video, the experimenter notes: 'If you take my gun, I will just print another one' . . ." ...
 

Gun Review: Kahr CM9
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"I don’t generally care for micro pistols. I carry a Commander 1911 or larger, and I have never had the need for something smaller. Maybe it’s a confidence thing, I’m not sure. One thing I am sure of is that the micro compact market has been exploding in recent years. Guns like the Smith & Wesson Shield, and the Springfield XD-S have been flying off of the shelves like Furbys in 1999. Well, the Kahr CM9 made its way into the hands of my girlfriend and I just had to play with something new . . ." ...
 

Bloomberg's Anti-Gun Group to Survey 2014 Midterm Candidates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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... "'Bloomberg should change the name of his $50 million 'grassroots' political machine to 'Every Liar for Gun Safety',' said [CCRKBA] Chairman Alan Gottlieb. 'This press scrutiny of claims by the gun prohibition lobby is long overdue, because this is hardly the first time that anti-gunners have tried to bamboozle the public with deceptive data.'"

"'Sadly,' he concluded, 'this episode not only reveals how gun prohibitionists try to fool people with questionable information, it also shows that the liberal, anti-gun-rights media all-too-willingly accepts such information at face value. What does that say about press partisanship, if not press gullibility? ...'"
 

How Bloomberg's gun control group stacks up against NRA
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Michael Bloomberg and his gun-control group are taking aim at this fall’s midterm elections."

"On Monday, former New York Mayor Bloomberg's Everytown for Gun Safety unveiled a 10-point questionnaire that asks Senate and House candidates where they stand on various gun-safety measures, such as expanding background checks and limiting the size of ammunition magazines. Like the powerful National Rifle Association (NRA), Bloomberg wants to use the questionnaire to mobilize voters."

"It is a sign that Everytown for Gun Safety wants to match and eventually surpass the NRA’s extraordinary political influence. But can it? Here’s how Everytown stacks up against the NRA in two key ways." ...
 

Michael Bloomberg gun control group to counter NRA report cards
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In its first serious play to the 2014 midterms, the gun control group founded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg announced Monday it will begin surveying all candidates running for Congress this November to try to offer voters a counterbalance to the National Rifle Association's report cards."

"The organization, Everytown for Gun Safety ... will task House and Senate candidates with filling out a 10-part questionnaire clarifying their positions on issues like background check expansions and magazine limits. Their answers will be entered into an algorithm that also accounts for past statements and incumbents' legislative votes and used to rally voters for or against them accordingly." ...
 

Biden: NRA-Backed ‘Tea Baggers’ Preventing Gun-Control Laws
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"Vice president Joe Biden has disparaged gun-rights advocates as 'tea baggers,' CNN host John Walsh told reporters today. Walsh, the former host of America’s Most Wanted, recounted that he bonded with Biden over the need for more gun control and their distaste for the National Rifle Association."

"'I said to Joe Biden, '90 percent of Americans are for a responsible background check for a gun, and you know what this Congress has done? Not voted on it, not brought it to the floor, not introduced a bill,' he recalled to reporters during an event for his upcoming program, a crime show called The Hunt. 'I said, 'They’re all scared shitless of the NRA, aren’t they?'" ...
 

Finally Justice in the Zimmerman Case: Spike Lee Sued
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"Spike Lee has been sued by an elderly couple in Florida, whose address he incorrectly identified as the home of Trayvon Martin killer George Zimmerman, according to court documents obtained by the Smoking Gun." ...
 

MO: 'Four guys came in the back door with guns, I was able to get my gun first'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'Four guys came in the back door with guns, I was able to get my gun first and shoot one of them,' Rogers said. 'I would do it again. If they do it again, I would do it again. You got to protect your family.'"

"Rick came face to face with multiple armed intruders early Saturday morning (July 5th). Rick was home with his girlfriend Chelsea St. John and his daughter-in-law when the intruders forced entry to the home. All of the intruders were armed." ...

"Rick got to his handgun and was ready to defend his family. When Fry came upstairs he was shot and mortally wounded. His accomplices, realizing they weren't facing easy prey, fled the scene." ...
 

IL: Veteran with concealed carry permit shoots back at Chicago gunman
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... "The veteran and three of his friends were leaving a party on the city’s south side. When the group reached their vehicle, a container with liquor was sitting on top of it. A woman from the group asked another group gathered next door who the liquor belonged to and removed it."

"The move angered 22 year-old Denzel Mickiel, who approached the veteran and his friends shouting obscenities. The man then went into his residence and returned with a gun."

"As Mickiel opened fire on the group, the veteran took cover near the vehicle’s front fender, according to assistant state attorney Mary Hain, the Chicago Tribune reports."

"The veteran fired two shots, hitting Mickiel both times." ...
 

Self Defense Roundup for July 8, 2014 – 17 Documented Defensive Gun Uses
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"OK folks, it’s that time of the week again. Time to tackle some of the backlog of defensive gun uses we have sitting in queue. Today we have stories from many different regions in the country encompassing different venues, weapons, and types of crimes stopped."

"For many defensive gun use stories there is simply not enough information to write a full article, or we get backlogged due to a high number of stories, so we occasionally publish a defensive gun use round-up to cover the stories from the last several days that fall into these categories." ...
 

States look to gun seizure law after mass killings
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"As state officials across the country grapple with how to prevent mass killings like the ones at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown and near the University of California, Santa Barbara, some are turning to a gun seizure law pioneered in Connecticut 15 years ago."

"Connecticut's law allows judges to order guns temporarily seized after police present evidence that a person is a danger to themselves or others. A court hearing must be held within 14 days to determine whether to return the guns or authorize the state to hold them for up to a year." ...
 

WA: Opposing Gun Initiatives Headed for Ballot Shootout in Blue State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Initiative 594, backed by gun control groups, would strengthen background checks on gun purchasers to include gun shows and online sales."

"On the other hand, Initiative 591, backed by pro-gun groups, would prohibit background checks by the state unless they conform with federal background check laws. The same initiative would also explicitly prohibit 'confiscation,' which advocates say is essentially what has occurred in New York and Connecticut where gun registries were established."

"'It’s possible both could pass, that’s what the polls are showing now,' Alan Gottlieb, chairman of the ... Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, told TheBlaze. 'Conventional wisdom is that then it would go to the courts.'" ...
 

WV: Morrisey announces handgun reciprocity with Nebraska
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Attorney General Patrick Morrisey announced Monday that West Virginia now has full reciprocity with the State of Nebraska, ensuring that citizens’ concealed handgun licenses issued by either state will be recognized by the other."

"'The Second Amendment ensures that citizens have the right to keep and bear arms. Under my tenure as Attorney General, we will continue to protect the Second Amendment rights of both West Virginians and those from other states who travel here,' Morrisey said." ...
 

NY: 2nd Amendment group honors lawmakers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Sen. Kathy Marchione, R-Halfmoon, was named 'Legislator of the Year' by the Shooter's Committee on Political Education (SCOPE), for her 'strong record of protecting the Second Amendment,' especially her opposition to the SAFE Act."

"'SCOPE naming me as Legislator of the Year for 2014 is an incredible honor and something that I truly cherish and appreciate,' Marchione said. 'The Second Amendment is America's first freedom and I am proud to stand with the millions of patriotic, law-abiding gun owners who believe in liberty and support the Constitution of the United States.'"

"Marchione shared the honor with Assemblywoman Claudia Tenney, R-New Hartford." ...
 

SAF Supports Legal Immigrant Gun Rights in North Carolina Case
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation (SAF) is taking up the case of a legal Australian immigrant in North Carolina. This test case will likely result in the removal of the restriction on the issuance of a concealed carry permit to people who are not U. S. citizens under North Carolina law. SAF won a similar case in New Mexico at the end of March of this year. In the New Mexico case, SAF’s Alan Gottlieb laid out the gun rights org’s strategy . . ." ...
 

KS: Kansas Facing Lawsuit Over Controversial Law Nullifying All Federal Gun Regulations
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence ... plans to sue the state of Kansas over the Second Amendment Protection Act, a Kansas law that exempts all state-made firearms that have not crossed state lines from all federal gun control laws."

"Under the current statute, 'Any act, law, treaty, order, rule or regulation of the government of the United States which violates the second amendment to the constitution of the United States is null, void and unenforceable in the state of Kansas.'"

"The Brady Center views the law ... as an unconstitutional violation of federal law that 'cripples law enforcement’s ability' to combat gun crimes by allowing the sale of firearms to individuals otherwise prohibited from owning them." ...
 

KS: Gov. Brownback on protecting Kansans’ Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com/

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"Today, Governor Sam Brownback issued the following statement in response to a media release announcing the Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence will file a lawsuit challenging the Kansas 'Second Amendment Protection Act' which the Governor signed into law in April 2013." ...
 

NY: Ex-cop faces life in prison for using uniform to rob drug dealers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A disgraced former Harlem cop faces up to life in prison after he was found guilty in Brooklyn federal court Thursday ​of using his badge to help shake down drug dealers."

"After a two-week trial, jurors found Jose Tejada guilty of taking part in a slew of stickups in Manhattan, Queens and the Bronx ​ — sometimes while on duty and in uniform." ...
 

NY: NYPD Officer Indicted In Pelham Shooting Aimed At Two Strangers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"An off-duty NYPD officer who was allegedly intoxicated when he randomly opened fire in Pelham and shot at two strangers was indicted Thursday on attempted murder charges."

"Earlier this week, the victims in the incident filed a $90 million lawsuit against officer Brendan Cronin, the NYPD and Commissioner William Bratton."

"Joseph Felice and Robert Borrelli were on their way home from playing a recreational league hockey game on April 29, stopped at a red light, when Cronin allegedly fired 14 shots into their car." ...
 

OH: SE Ohio village police chief pleads not guilty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A southeast Ohio village police chief suspected of helping a woman avoid arrest has pleaded not guilty on 12 counts, including obstructing justice."

"The Athens Messenger ... reports Glouster Chief Lucas Mace entered the same plea Wednesday on six misdemeanor counts of dereliction of duty, single felony counts of theft in office and having criminal tools, and another misdemeanor, failing to aid law enforcement." ...
 

UT: Police: Officer who killed family had raped wife
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"A Utah police officer who killed his wife, their two children, his mother-in-law and then himself received text messages from his wife just hours earlier threatening to leave him and take their kids and confronting him for raping her, new documents show." ...

"Joshua Boren's therapist told authorities that Boren drugged his wife and videotaped himself sexually assaulting her on more than one occasion." ...
 

IL: Illinois must let its citizens exercise their Second Amendment rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Why must Illinois continue to be the laughingstock of the nation? Why must we continue to waste our tax dollars on lawsuits that are bound to fail?"

"Concealed carry passed because gun control politicians could not explain away how a state with hundreds of gun laws led the nation in murders per capita. Now comes this disgusting shell game of denying qualified applicants their right to carry a gun legally in this same offensive state, completely without reason." ...
 

NJ: Five things to keep Millville safer from shootings: Letter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Some things are just wrong. Shooting up Millville like it was Dodge City in 1885 is just wrong."

"Criminal activity in Millville has exploded in recent years. No longer the sleepy little South Jersey city, it has become a little city with big-city gang crime. Over the past two decades Millville has experienced an onslaught of criminal gangs from North Jersey and beyond. They brought with them lawlessness, corruption, intimidation, drugs and other negative factors." ...

"4. Citizens must take seriously their Second Amendment firearm rights and protect themselves and their families. Refuse to be a victim." ...
 

ID: Boise State U. Charged Libertarian Students Gigantic 'Security Fee' to Host Pro-Gun Speaker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Boise State University trampled a libertarian student club's free speech rights by forcing the group to pay a large fee before administrators would permit a gun rights activist to speak on campus, according to [FIRE]."

"The Young Americans for Liberty invited Dick Heller ... to discuss his pro-Second Amendment views at an even in May. A mere 24 hours before the event, Boise State told YAL that the group would have to pay a $465 'security fee' or face immediate cancellation of Heller's speech."

"After taking criticism for their actions, administrators claimed the security fee was necessary to hire guards to deal with the potential for disorder—a rationale both dubious and unconstitutional, according to FIRE:" ...
 

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