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 412 active visitors Tuesday, September 27, 2022
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 oppose Biden's anti-gun executive orders?
Yes
No
Undecided

Current results
Earlier poll results
2508 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

 

 


The Supreme Court’s gun decision will lead to more violent crime
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Whatever one’s view of the best way to interpret the Second Amendment, we unfortunately know what effects this ruling will have in the relatively few states that still restrict the carrying of weapons (such as New York, California, New Jersey and Massachusetts). It will cause a spike in violent crime, lead to more guns being stolen, and result in the police solving fewer violent-crime cases. We know that’s true because research has established that that’s what has happened in other states that have liberalized their gun-carry laws. No doubt, as gun-rights advocates never tire of arguing, people carrying guns are able to thwart some small number of crimes.
 

MA: Gun owners aim to loosen firearm rules
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
A gun owner rights group has filed a proposal to roll back the state's firearm licensing rules in response to a recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling.

Legislation filed by state Rep. Jeffrey Turco, D-Winthrop -- on behalf of the Gun Owners Action League of Massachusetts -- calls for eliminating the "suitability" standard that gives local police chiefs discretion over issuing or denying firearm licenses, and shifting that authority to the state's licensing system.

Under the proposal, police chiefs would become "licensing agents," while the state would oversee the system with the power to investigate "unconstitutional or unlawful actions" of local agents.
 

PA: If you legally qualify for a gun permit, you should get one
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Don’t believe me? Just look at the data. Between 1998 and 2020, the percentage of people with concealed carry permits nationwide has grown by more than sixfold, yet for most of those years (until 2020) the murder rate declined. The rate of violent crime overall declined even more sharply.

Our state does not break down crime data into permit holders vs. non-permit holders, but one state that does, Michigan, found that out of more than 750,000 permit holders in 2021, only four were convicted of homicide. That’s a rate of 0.53 per 100,000 — compared with 7.4 per 100,000 in the state as a whole. The rate for all crimes was 1,856 per 100,000; for permit holders, it was 177 per 100,000.
 

The Bruen majority ignores decision’s empirical effects
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
The Supreme Court’s decision in Bruen will have a detrimental effect on the safety and well-being of New Yorkers and Americans. As Justice Stephen Breyer acknowledged, and as we demonstrated in an amicus brief we submitted on behalf of social scientists and public health experts, leading social science research shows that “proper cause” regimes, like the one in New York, lead to lower rates of homicide and violent crime when compared to “shall issue” regimes. According to Professor John Donohue’s 2019 study that examined “shall issue” laws in 33 states between 1981 and 2007, these regimes were associated with a 13 to 15% increase in rates of violent crime after 10 years.
 

Of Course the States May Prohibit Abortion Drugs
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
For example, Americans enjoy a constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms, enshrined explicitly in the Bill of Rights, but there are firearms that are approved for sale by federal regulators that are prohibited in certain states — some firearms that can be sold in Texas and Utah cannot be sold in California or New York. If the combination of the Second Amendment with the blessing of the ATF does not impose a uniform firearms standard on the states where there is a legitimate constitutional right concerned, why should FDA approval impose a uniform abortion standard on the states where there is no such constitutional right involved?
 

UPS Has New Ghost Gun Shipping Rules That Could Disrupt the Industry
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Corporate shipping giant UPS has stopped delivering for some American retailers that sell parts for unserialized firearms known as “ghost guns” after pressure from Democrats and the rollout of new federal rules aimed at cracking down on the weapons.

A letter from UPS to a Florida business called Ghost Firearms, which sells components to build AR-15-style rifles, was first reported by the Second Amendment Foundation and posted on other pro-gun news sites. The letter warned the Daytona Beach-based company that any packages found in the UPS system could be “seized and destroyed” because they "may be violating applicable laws concerning the shipment of ‘ghost guns’ to unauthorized locations.”
 

IL: Gun raffle sparks debate between local political parties
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There are 4 comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
McLean County Republicans are planning a party at the Normal CornBelters’ baseball game later this month and are welcoming the entire community, but not everyone was excited.

McLean County Democrats called out a big-ticket raffle item they felt was out of touch with recent events.

The GOP is raffling off a Rock Island 12-gauge shotgun in what the party calls a “Second Amendment Raffle.” Tickets are selling for $20 each. Democrats called this insensitive in the wake of the Highland Park massacre that killed seven people and wounded two dozen others at a Fourth of July parade.
 

ND: 4th of July Shooting Between Drunk Best Friends Ruled Self-Defense
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
What started as two best friends drinking beer together to celebrate the 4th of July turned into a shooting that was ultimately ruled self-defense. The moral of the story is? Guns and alcohol don’t mix.

Two North Dakota friends celebrated the 4th of July by hanging out and drinking beer. After ‘hours of drinking,’ Kyle Lovaas, the man whose trailer it, started ‘acting like an idiot,’ according to the other man, Tin Nguyen. Nguyen tried to put Lovaas to bed when a fight broke out between the two in the Lovaas’s bedroom.
 

NY: Here’s how New York’s concealed carry law is ‘vulnerable’ to litigation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Among the provisions that could be ripe for litigation are the expanded requirements that the applicant must possess “essential character, temperament and judgment necessary to be entrusted with a weapon and to use it only in a manner that does not endanger oneself or others.” A more limited “moral character” clause was already a part of the existing law, which will remain in effect until Sept. 1.

“How do they specify or operationalize that if you don’t have clear, objective criteria that might satisfy what the court said?” said Robert Spitzer, distinguished service professor of political science emeritus at SUNY Cortland who has authored five books on gun control. “That is a big question mark.”
 

DC: Gun Owners Sue DC to Carry Concealed Firearms on Metro Vehicles
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
A group of gun rights activists filed a federal lawsuit against DC, demanding the right to carry concealed guns on Metro buses and trains.

All four plaintiffs are holders of concealed pistol carry licenses issued by the Metropolitan Police Department (MPD), who carry them for personal protection in DC, and regular riders of the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA), according to the lawsuit.
 

Legal Analysis – 2022 Supreme Court Gun Cases Explained
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
So how do hospital and power plant regulations impact gun laws? In short, these cases will make it harder for the ATF to ignore underlying laws when making rules, or to make rules that are outside their authority. One specific example is in the bump stock cases. ATF created an administrative rule defining bump stocks as machine guns, despite the fact that the plain meaning of the law says bump stocks are not machine guns. The upcoming rule on pistol stabilizing braces and the recent rule on 80% lowers will probably not survive under these recent decisions.
 

Lawmakers Are Absolutely Trying To Prevent An Absolute Right To Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Does the 2nd Amendment protect the right to LARP as Master Chief, plasma rifle included? It is unclear after the Bruen ruling. States are at the ready to see if the new, spicy gun jurisprudence the Six Gun Saints™️ handed down confers an absolute right to personal gun ownership or if it — like using your right to free speech during a Supreme Court justice’s dinner — it has limits
 

OR: Anti-Gun Ballot Initiative Petitioners Claim to Have Sufficient Signatures
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Today marks the initial signature collecting deadline for Initiative Petition 17. The petitioners claim to have gathered enough signatures to qualify it for the ballot this November. The Secretary of State will now have to certify if the signatures are sufficient.

IP 17 would:

- require a permit to purchase a firearm

- ban magazines over 10 rounds

- create a government registry of law-abiding gun owners' personal info

- create an indefinite delay of firearms transfers
 

WA: Council candidate won’t be charged for shooting man
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Republican Pierce County Council candidate Josh Harris will not be charged with any crimes following a shooting in which Harris fired at a man driving a vehicle at him in Tacoma. The county prosecuting attorney’s office said that an investigation showed Harris acted in self defense, KING5 reported. The man who was shot will be charged with assault with a deadly weapon in connection with the incident.
 

Supreme Court’s Gun Rights Decision Upends State Restrictions
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month that expanded the right to carry firearms outside the home, gun rights activist Andrew Namiki Roberts rushed to the Honolulu Police Department to apply for four permits to carry handguns in public. He was fourth in line, surrounded by excited Hawaii gun owners who felt vindicated in their crusade for greater firearm access.

The high court’s June 23 decision struck down a New York law that required people to show a specific need to carry a firearm in public. And it means similar laws in five other states, including Hawaii, are now unconstitutional.
 

IA: America has a problem with too many guns in the wrong hands. What can be done?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

There is 1 comment on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
There's more, but space is limited. Suffice it to say that the unintended consequence is an army, unregulated, uncontrolled, 10 million strong, and in possession of more than 200 million firearms. And potentially quite dangerous.

They have their vision of what America should be and the firepower to force it on the rest of us. Standing between us and them is a very thin blue line of 2 million active duty military and 765,000 police in possession of 5.5 million firearms.

Jan. 6 was just a dress rehearsal. Next time they are coming after us with guns loaded.
 

OK: 'Stand Your Ground' law in Oklahoma faces test in car owner's shooting of fleeing car thief
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
A man who shot the person who was stealing his car over the Fourth of July weekend has been arrested for murder, putting Oklahoma’s “Stand Your Ground” laws to the test.

The shooting happened off Southwest 59th Street and South Francis Avenue. Officers said the thief was driving away when he was shot.
 

OR: Backers of Oregon gun-safety measure hope for fall ballot
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Backers of a proposed initiative in Oregon that would require people to secure permits to buy firearms say concern about recent mass shootings have buoyed their effort and they have enough signatures to place it on the November ballot.

The Rev. Mark Knutson, a chief petitioner of the initiative, delivered signatures Friday afternoon to the Oregon secretary of state's office in Salem, accompanied by students and other volunteers. Election officials, who work under Secretary of State Shemia Fagan, will verify that the signatures are from registered voters.
 

CA: Gun groups challenge California ban on firearms marketing to kids
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
The publisher of a youth shooting magazine and several gun-rights groups filed a lawsuit on Friday challenging a recently enacted California law banning the marketing of guns to minors by manufacturers and others in the firearms industry.

In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Los Angeles, the publisher Junior Shooters and groups including the Second Amendment Foundation argued that the law violated their free speech rights under the U.S. Constitution's First Amendment.
 

VA: Northern Virginia town adopts gun buyback ordinance
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
A town in northern Virginia has adopted a gun buyback ordinance, which will allow residents to receive compensation for giving unwanted firearms to the town.

The Dumfries Town Council approved the gun buyback program at a meeting this week. The ordinance the council adopted authorizes the town manager to contract an individual or entity to manage the firearm buyback program. The contract would be administered by the police department.

The ordinance does not say how the program will be funded, but states it must be paid for with non-town funding.
 

NY: Extraordinary Session in Extraordinary Times
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Under one-party rule, this bill was out in print, voted on and quickly signed by the Governor in a matter of hours. It was obvious that public comment was not wanted for this new gun legislation which is costly, with no money set aside for it to work, administratively burdensome and duplicitous, destroys the concept of a concealed carry permit and will eventually be decided as unconstitutional in that it severely limits 2nd Amendment rights.
 

CO: Greenwood City Council Moves to Restrict Free Enterprise!
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
Next week, the Greenwood Village City Council will vote on the final passage of Ordinance 07-22, which will infringe on your Second Amendment rights by prohibiting firearm sales from home businesses. Your chance to express your opposition to this anti-gun ordinance is Monday, July 11th, at 7:00 pm, during the public hearing period for Ordinance 07-22. The public hearing will take place at 6060 S. Quebec Street, Greenwood Village, CO 80111.

Last year, Colorado became one of the few states in which the state legislature does not have the sole authority to regulate firearms, which has enabled Colorado’s counties and municipalities to pass a patchwork of confusing and conflicting local laws throughout the state.
 

Why Illinois’ Red-Flag Laws Didn’t Stop the Highland Park Shooting
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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

 
In retrospect, the points where Illinois law broke and failed to stop Crimo are apparent. The problem is that making red-flag laws less porous requires a statute that either is a confusing kludge or raises troubling civil-liberties questions—or both—all in the service of a relatively simple goal of preventing dangerous people from getting guns. In effect, a strong red-flag law risks trampling on Fourth and Fifth Amendment rights in the name of protecting Second Amendment rights, while weaker red-flag laws may barely work at all.
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Rifles, muskets, long-bows and hand-grenades are inherently democratic weapons. A complex weapon makes the strong stronger, while a simple weapon — so long as there is no answer to it — gives claws to the weak. — George Orwell

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. © 1999-2022, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy