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Purported U.N. disarmament document long on hysteria, short on provability
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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"The document reads like a conspiracy theorist’s worst nightmare on steroids, and while it’s not inconsistent with the documented goals of the most zealous factions in the globalist citizen disarmament camp, suspecting its authenticity is prudent."
 

WI: 3 more defendants walk free in botched ATF sting -- Prosecutors drop charges against defendants in three cases that hinged on confidential informants
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A prosecutor has dropped criminal cases against three more defendants charged in an undercover ATF sting in Milwaukee last year — the latest setback for the beleaguered operation.
Milwaukee County Assistant District Attorney Karen Loebel said in court she was dismissing the cases to protect informants who arranged gun and drug deals for federal agents. She blamed the publicity surrounding the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives sting, saying it made it too dangerous to proceed with the cases.
The ATF is usually keen on getting publicity for its operations, but not the kind the Milwaukee sting has generated.
 

Nonlethal Weapons: A result of the rise in democracy
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
Website: http://oldgunhand.com

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The rise of humans from fearful creatures huddled around cave fires to the dominant species on the planet largely parallels the evolution of weaponry. Different subgroups rose and fell, spreading their culture or declining in influence as they either came up with the new best thing with which to slaughter their neighbors or fell behind in the innovation game.
 

NYPD Stop-and-Frisk Tactic Violates Rights: Judge -- A Federal Judge Has Ordered an Outside Monitor to Oversee Reforms to the Controversial Practice
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A federal court judge ordered an independent monitor to oversee reforms to the New York City Police Department's stop-and-frisk practice after ruling the polarizing practice violated the United States Constitution.
In a ruling released Monday morning, two months after hearing nine weeks of testimony in a class-action lawsuit challenging the policy, Manhattan federal court judge Shira Scheindlin found that " the city acted with deliberate indifference toward the NYPD's practice of making unconstitutional stops and conducting unconstitutional frisks."
 

UT: Sheriff's deputy arrested for pistol-whipping his father when he caught him having sex with his wife in their son's bedroom
Submitted by: Anonymous

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A betrayed husband has been charged after beating his father and hitting his wife in an alcohol-fueled rage after allegedly catching them having sex in his son's bedroom last month.
Caught in a bizarre family love triangle, Timothy John 'TJ' Brewer, 33, allegedly found his wife Logan Rae Brewer 'on top of his dad', respected Moab fire chief Wesley 'Corky' Brewer, after they had dinner at TJ's Utah home on July 11.
Furious at their love tryst, TJ 'backhanded' his wife and pointed a gun at her, before 'pistol whipping' his father, who later stabbed himself.

Submitter's comment: No wonder Corky's wife wasn't invited to the dinner!
 

NY: Stop-and-Frisk Practice Violated Rights, Judge Rules
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In a repudiation of a major element in the Bloomberg administration’s crime-fighting legacy, a federal judge has found that the stop-and-frisk tactics of the New York Police Department violated the constitutional rights of tens of thousands of New Yorkers, and called for a federal monitor to oversee broad reforms.
In a decision issued on Monday, the judge, Shira A. Scheindlin, ruled that police officers have for years been systematically stopping innocent people in the street without any objective reason to suspect them of wrongdoing. Officers often frisked these people, usually young minority men, for weapons or searched their pockets for contraband, like drugs, before letting them go, according to the 195-page decision.
 

‘We the People’ AR Receiver set to fight New Gun Laws
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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In protest of new, strict gun control laws passed in Maryland, Engage Armament is auctioning off a custom Declaration of Independence-themed matched billet aluminum AR receiver set.

The design is called “We the People” and it features the preamble to the Constitution as well as the Second Amendment of the Bill of Rights and a couple of Gadsen Flag rattlers for good measure.

“We the People” is being auctioned off online, with all of the proceeds going toward the organization or organizations that take the new laws to court.
 

Does Advanced Technology Make the 2nd Amendment Redundant?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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This may have been fine when the Amendment was first conceived, but considering the changing context of culture and its artifacts, might it be time to amend it? When it was adopted in 1751, the defensive-power afforded to the citizenry by owning guns was roughly on par with the defensive-power available to government. In 1751 the most popular weapon was the musket, which was limited to 4 shots per minute, and had to be re-loaded manually. The state-of-the-art for “arms” in 1791 was roughly equal for both citizenry and military. This was before automatic weapons – never mind tanks, GPS, unmanned drones, and the like.
 

NJ: New Jersey Second Amendment Society Appoints Rich Petkevis Executive Director
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Dear fellow leaders, members and supporters,

The growth of the New Jersey Second Amendment Society, in both size and importance, has prompted me to make some changes to our leadership structure.

In order to allow more time for me to concentrate on my role as President of the Society, I have asked Rich Petkevis to take on the responsibilities of Executive Director. Rich will be replacing me as the person with the overall responsibility of running the organization, while as President. I will focus my attention on Policy, Growth and Direction. As we move into our fourth year of existence, it is appropriate for us to evaluate our current and future effectiveness.
 

GA: Herman Cain delivers stirring speech for Second Amendment organization
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The keynote speaker for GeorgiaCarry.Org's Annual Convention Saturday evening was Mr. Herman Cain. GeorgiaCarry.Org is the State’s pre-eminent gun rights organization. Mr. Cain’s speech was stirring and he received a standing ovation from the audience.

His speech emphasized themes of personal responsibility and fiscal responsibility for the United States. He also spoke to the importance of the Second Amendment in protecting our rights and freedom as American Citizens.
 

LA: In New Orleans, guilty until proven innocent in self-defense shootings
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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The Wischer standard means that any criminal defendant claiming self-defense is effectively guilty until proven innocent, and that the determining issue is decided according to the narrowest of standards – the jury can only feel that the defendant’s guilt has been proven to 51% certainty, and it is still supposed to render a guilty verdict. That is literally the same as the flip of a coin; research has revealed that a very slight advantage, of about 1-2%, inheres to one side or the other depending on the manner in which the coin is flipped. This is fine in civil trials where a person is damaged and somebody will ultimately bear the loss, but it has no place in criminal trials where society is imposing punishment.
 

FL: Florida lawmakers will be polled on a special session request
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Democrats announced today that enough lawmakers have filed official certifications that it will result in a poll of House and Senate members on whether to have a special session on the “stand your ground” self-defense law.

House Democratic leader Perry Thurston of Fort Lauderdale said certifications have been filed from at least 20 percent of the 160 House and Senate members, triggering a process where the Department of State will poll lawmakers about a special session. It will take a three-fifths affirmative response from the Republican-majority Legislature to result in a special session _ which is not likely given the partisan makeup of the lawmakers.
 

Judge in ‘stop-and-frisk’ case cites Trayvon Martin’s death
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Scheindlin quoted Obama and Yankah’s statements in response to testimony by Dennis Smith, a criminal justice expert called by the city. Smith testified that “the evidence from the stop patterns” suggested that “law abiding black people” were more likely to engage in crime than “law abiding white people.” Responding to Smith’s testimony, Sheindlin quotes Obama and Yankah, then writes that “No doubt many people have heard similar fears and stereotypes expressed, whether intentionally or unintentionally. But race alone is not an objective basis for suspicion by the police.”
 

What Gun Owners must learn from George Zimmerman
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Let me say right up front that I am certainly not a lawyer or legal expert. Nor do I have every state’s carry and defensive gun use (DGU) laws memorized. Chances are you don’t either, so I think one big take away from the Zimmerman case is the first thing — and I mean the very first thing — you should do before taking your defensive handgun out of the house is to look up and understand any state laws governing where and how to carry as well as any self defense laws that may come to bear in the aftermath of a self-defense shooting. In 2013, this is as important to self-defense as knowing how to shoot accurately.
 

FL: Stand Your Ground Law: Defense Vs. Aggression
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Support for the hearing — to be conducted next month by the Criminal Justice Subcommittee — should be conditioned by the subcommittee chairman's comments. Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fort Walton Beach, is a staunch supporter of the law. He told The Tampa Tribune that he won't prevent subcommittee votes on changes but that he doesn't expect any.

Floridians of all minds on this issue deserve better. They deserve a fair, unbiased hearing. They deserve, as Weatherford wrote in The Tribune, to be heard. They deserve to have facts collected, presented and debated, first by the subcommittee and then by the full House and Senate.
 

FL: Prosecutors misinterpret Stand Your Ground law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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State Rep. Dennis Baxley, who authored the law, insists it should not — and said he is puzzled that state attorneys around Florida aren't prosecuting drug dealers, convicted felons and other law-breakers who shoot someone in the name of self-defense.

Baxley said prosecutors are widely misinterpreting the law, and as evidence he pointed to the case of a 17-year-old Ocala boy who shot a man when the man came at him with a stick in early July.

Last week, the State Attorney's Office here concluded that the teen, Tyrone Pierson, was, indeed, entitled to defend himself under the “stand your ground” law, even though it was illegal for him to have the gun that he used to shoot 40-year-old Julius Jacobs.
 

To Keep or Not to Keep: Why Christians Should Not Give Up Their Guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Christians not only have the right to keep and bear arms, but they have the obligation to do so in the defense of freedom. This is the powerful and provocative thesis of a new book by Tim Baldwin and his father, Chuck Baldwin.

In their book, To Keep or Not to Keep, the Baldwins — Tim is a Second Amendment scholar and attorney, while Chuck is a minister and former Constitution Party presidential candidate — argue that “Christians should not give up their guns.” They back up their claim with logic and scripture, a rare combination even among gun-rights advocates.
 

OH: Ohio gun safety instructor accidentally shoots student
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Oh the irony. An Ohio man was shot in the arm. At a gun safety class.

Michael Piemonte was attending a concealed-carry class with his wife Alison in central Ohio's Fairfield County over the weekend. Such classes are required for anyone wanting carry a concealed weapon in the state.

There were 29 students in the lecture-type class, Piemonte said. He was sitting in the front row.

While the instructor was demonstrating a self-defense techniques, the gun went off.
 

GA: Now reverse the situation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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We’ve heard the Revs. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson and the man who heads our government make irresponsible and racial comments that only divide our country. Sharpton and Jackson are two leeches who use their own people to enrich themselves and further destroy their culture. President Obama made the statement that Martin could have been him 35 years ago. Was that racial or not?
 

FL: State attorney in Florida: Stand Your Ground 'solved a problem we didn't have'
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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What the legislature did with the Stand Your Ground law is they solved a problem that we didn’t have and created some problems we don’t need. We were not having any problems with self-defense issues prior to the enactment of this Stand Your Ground law. . .

We were just not having a problem. We just were not having a problem.

Ed.: SYG wasn't passed to solve prosecutors' problems, it was passed to solve the problems of unjustly-charged self-defense shooters.
 

Big Business Drives "Stand Your Ground"
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Racial divisions exposed by the trial of George Zimmerman for killing 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Florida plays into the interests of the corporate sponsors of the Stand Your Ground laws. Paranoia over gun rights and the threat of hoodie-clad black youths running wild have helped the corporate fearmongers carve off a generation of former Democrats, particularly in the South, and lure them to a new home in the Republican Party, regardless of the corporations’ sociopathic positions on their economic well-being.
 

Government Should Bear the Burden of Showing Why You Can’t Exercise Your Right to Bear Arms
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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Under this prove-it-to-use-it standard, Baltimore County resident Raymond Woollard, who had had a license to carry for six years (after a violent home invasion), was denied a license renewal because he could not document that he had been threatened recently. The fact that he had been attacked by his son-in-law seven years earlier, an event to which it took law enforcement two-and-a-half hours to respond, was insufficient to meet Maryland’s special-need requirement.
 

FL: Confused neighbor barges into home, gets shot
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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A Fort Myers man remains in critical condition after he was shot by his neighbor. This happened after 25-year-old Cody Miller went into the wrong house after a night of partying.

Now friends of Miller say he is harmless and this was just a mistake after a long night of drinking.

It was just after 2 a.m. Saturday when Mike Davis awoke to his dogs barking. He grabbed his gun and found a man standing in his kitchen.

He says he told the man to freeze but the intruder came toward him—Davis pulled the trigger twice.

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Miller was shot in the chest and remains on a ventilator. Davis, the man who shot miller is not being charged.

Investigators say this is a clear case of self defense.
 

Obama Will Sign UN Gun Treaty While Congress Is On Vacation
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
Website: http://www.marktaff.com

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You heard it straight from the horse’s mouth. Jay Carney said Obama will sign the UN Arms Trade Treaty “before the end of August…We believe it’s in the interest of the United States.”

This is very strategic timing considering Congress is on a 5 week vacation lasting thru the month of August!

These back door tactics are nothing new for the Obama Administration, which is why we are using tactics of our own to stop his anti-gun agenda. We have the home fax numbers of every Senator so while they are absent from the Capitol we can demand they must not ratify the UN Gun Treaty once Obama signs it.
 

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