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Washington Post shows agenda in treatment of Fast and Furious report
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "For a paper that is arguably the most influential source for news in the nation’s capital, and in many cases a major influence throughout the country and the world, such deliberate indifference to reporting on a major development emerging from Congress, one with such significant implications, can hardly be attributed to anything other than an agenda to restrict a flow of news that does not serve its agenda, and to only promote stories that do." ...
 

Gun rights: Of rights, needs and 'sporting purposes'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In the wake of the July 20 mass murder in a crowded Aurora, Colorado movie theater, the forcible citizen disarmament lobby, ecstatic over another tragedy to exploit, is hoping that these 12 murder victims can serve as the sacrifice that will bring about the harsh 'gun control' measures the gun banners are seeking. So far, their gambit seems to be along three fronts."

"First, we have U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) claiming that the Aurora atrocity proves that the now expired federal ban of so-called 'assault weapons' must be brought back ..." ...
 

The social compact for self-defense is essential and right
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "Just as there is no contradiction between condemning murder and supporting the death penalty for murderers, so there is none between constitutional provisions that authorize governments to provide police forces and military forces, and provisions which affirm our right 'to keep and bear arms.' We have authorized the government to protect us from violence, but we have not resigned our right to defend ourselves in individual cases." ...
 

Rabbi’s “Assault Weapon” Peeve
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"There is no such thing as an 'assault weapon.' The term does not exist in the firearms vernacular. There is a similar, proper term: 'assault rifle.' But that defines a class of full-size, fully-automatic rifles, not the carbine-length, semi-autos that are typically misnamed. The offending term was invented by the gun grabbers to demonize a class of firearms based solely on their looks. Their goal was to fool the public into thinking that these firearm are somehow more dangerous than others and garner support for them to be banned . . ."...
 

New gun laws will do nothing to stop mass shooting attacks
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In the wake of the Colorado tragedy, Democrats in Congress have wasted no time introducing new gun control legislation. Today, Sen. Frank Lautenberg and Rep. Carolyn McCarthy introduced a bill that bans the sale of ammunition online and by mail."

"Last Thursday, six Senate Democrats proposed amending the cybersecurity bill to ban magazines holding more than 10 bullets. President Obama also promoted renewing the Assault Weapon Ban, announcing, 'AK-47s belong in the hands of soldiers, not on the streets of our cities.'"

"The reaction is understandable, but despite the best of intentions, the laws won’t stop these attacks from occurring." ...
 

Control the People, Not the Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I truly believe, aggressively, that we have the right to bear arms. We should be able to carry guns to protect ourselves. Period."

"The funny thing is I don’t own any guns, but I would love to have a few—an Uzi and a street sweeper and a machine gun, maybe. I’d love to be able to carry a 9mm on me in a holster and just walk around. That’d be great. But you can’t in California, the state in which I live. And that’s bogus." ...
 

Friedman’s Support for Gun Rights Championed Freedom Over Tyranny, Liberty Over Misery
Submitted by: Phil Watson
Website: http://thegunmag.com

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"Our freedom is under attack, constantly. Freedom comes under attack in the media, in our courts, in schools, in our own halls of government, even in our own homes and streets. Milton Friedman was a guiding light for the advocates of a free and just society and was also the tireless advocate of lower income and less advantaged. He clearly outlined many times his beliefs on what constitutes freedom and how lucky we are to live in a free society. Policies he advocated will always be an inspiration and give direction to those struggling to protect the rights of free society."

"Friedman was a supporter of gun rights and the right of self-defense. ..." ...
 

Do We Need Stricter Gun Control in America? (poll)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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Submitter's Note: About halfway down on the right hand side.
 

Own a gun? You need to get a life!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"If all the gun owners and Second Amendment supporters joined the National Rifle Association we would not be constantly fighting the battle for the right to keep and bear arms. If that is not reason enough to join then here are ten more reasons. But if you are in a hurry, skip to #1 because the NRA is offering a half-price Life Membership." ...
 

Gun rights: A stinger for Antonin
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "There are basically two ways of explaining why a right to own guns belongs in the Bill of Rights. The first is that it's part of the assumed natural right to self-defence against other citizens. The second, increasingly the main line of argument by gun-rights advocates, is that's it's necessary to prevent governments from arrogating tyrannical powers to themselves. Hence the ready response of a pro-gun-rights New York Times reader to an editorial calling for a compromise on gun control:" ...
 

Over-The-Top Gun
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Ben Swanson, 16, was nervous, doubted himself even, in the nights prior to the 2012 National Rifle Association National Rifle and Pistol Championships."

"But there he was, Camp Perry, an Ohio National Guard training facility on the shores of Lake Erie, and as he looked down the firing line at the competitors readying themselves for the 3-Position Any Sight Championship, those nerves and doubts somehow seemed to melt away." ...
 

Crimson Trace’s First FrankenGlock
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Crimson Trace is currently the manufacturers of handgun lasers. But there was a time that while their solutions weren’t quite as elegant, the craftsmanship was still remarkable. I recently had some time with Lew Danielson, CEO of Crimson Trace, as he walked me through the history of the company and their products and I couldn’t help being impressed by their products. For example, spot the laser on the Glock above . . ."...
 

US Army: We Need Something Like a SASS, But Shorter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The U.S. Army has been using the M110 SASS (basically an AR-10) for the last four years as a replacement for the M24 sniper rifle, and apparently the verdict is in: its too damned big. GearScout has news that the Army has a request for a newer, shorter version out and is now accepting submissions. And when you realize the role it plays in the modern battlefield you quickly understand why . . ."...
 

Now Available: Obama 2012 Lower Receivers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"As we reported some time ago, Palmetto State Armory has made their Obama 2012 lower receivers for the AR-15 and now has them for sale and plans to start shipping them out on the 15th of August. The price tag is a modest $119.95, and still no word on whether proceeds will be going to either campaign. More info after the jump…" ...
 

Arming the asylum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The horror has become almost routine. This time, the massacre site was a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado, where accused shooter James Holmes murdered and injured dozens of moviegoers. In 1999, the scene was nearby Columbine High School. By some estimates, there are more than 20 mass shootings per year in the United States. And always the same question: Why?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Because there are so many "gun free" zones? Now riddle me this, Naomi, if your EU gun restrictions work so well, why are there as many mass shootings per capita in Europe as in the U.S.?
 

Olympics should put shooting events in the crosshairs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I’m not quite knee-jerk enough to think there is some direct correlation between the guns employed by James Holmes in Colorado and the ones used by sharpshooting Olympians here in London. But long before those terrible shootings in Aurora, and thousands of other terrible shootings around the world, I have felt there is no place for such competitions at the Olympics." ...
 

What Mayor Bloomberg Doesn't Know About Police and Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In the wake of the recent mass shooting in Colorado, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg called on police to join him in fighting for more gun control: 'I don't understand why the police officers across this country don't stand up collectively and say we're going to go on strike.' It is illegal for police to go on strike, and Mr. Bloomberg later backed off his statement. But the mayor is just as far off the mark in his assumption that police agree with him on gun control."

"Take the annual survey by the National Association of Chiefs of Police of more than 20,000 chiefs of police and sheriffs. In 2010 it found that 95% believed 'any law-abiding citizen [should] be able to purchase a firearm for sport or self-defense.' ...
 

When They Come For Your Guns . . . You Will Turn Them Over
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"'When they come for my gun, they will have to pry it out of my cold, dead hands,' is a common refrain I often hear from the Neo-Cons when there is a threat, credible or otherwise, that the US government is going to take their firearms."

"And, when I hear this crazy talk, I agree with them openly. 'You are right. They will pry your gun from your cold dead hands,' which I often follow with the question, 'And where will that leave you except face down in a pool of your own blood the middle of the street, just another dead fool resisting the State?'"

"This is not a question they are comfortable with, if only because the intent of their saber-rattling was to imply they would fight to keep their weapons, and win."

"Nice fantasy. It’s not happening." ...
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Submitter's Note: Speak for yourself Skippy.
 

Shame on Congress -- Renew the Federal Assault Weapons Ban!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "... What can we expect in a country that allows a person to legally acquire an arsenal of weapons and ammunition of a murderous magnitude? No one should be surprised that unrestricted access to guns leads to unimaginable violence. With military combat-style weapons and high-capacity ammunition clips readily available to virtually anybody without even a background check or ID, unnecessary deaths become routine and fear becomes the norm. And when Congress doesn't lift a pen or even acknowledge the need for change, it sends the message that this is an acceptable reality and leave many Americans feeling that public safety means being prepared to open fire whenever they feel threatened." ...
 

Tragedies Provide Ammo for Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Mr. Zimmerman, meet Mr. Holmes."

"It’s unlikely these two have ever met, of course, but in a few short months they together have managed to cut through the blather in our seemingly endless debate over gun control."

"George Zimmerman is the neighborhood watchman in Florida who killed teenager Trayvon Martin, who was walking in his neighborhood in February. Zimmerman said he acted in self-defense when a fight between the two broke out after he told the youth to stop." ...
 

Bumper sticker logic doesn’t work with gun control laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"When I was a kid, I remember reading a bumper sticker that said, 'When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns.' I suppose this simple message is still around today. This is called 'bumper sticker logic.' It's catchy, sounds good, but it's nonsense."

"I would update this message so it reflects the logic of the National Rifle Association: 'When everyone has a gun, so will the crazies.'"

"Every time something happens in our country, like the recent mass shooting in Aurora, Colo., we wonder how this can be." ...
 

It's time to explore sensible gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"If you ever engaged in a lively discussion about sensible gun legislation with an avid gun-rights advocate, you can never get past the Second Amendment stand. You will hear the mantra that the gun lobby plants in the brain of lemming-like supporters: 'If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns,' or 'guns don't kill, people do.' And the newest perspective is that if an armed, law-abiding gun owner was in the theater, he or she could have disabled Mr. Holmes."

"How about this perspective? If Congress and then-President Bush did not let certain gun legislation expire, would we have had the Virginia Tech massacre, the Arizona incident and our latest Colorado tragedy? ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: Yes, yes and yes.
 

One Nation, Under Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"When the next senseless mass shooting takes place, you are not allowed to come up to me and say, 'You know, guns don't kill people ... .' Keep it to yourself, Mr. Heston."

"Likewise please refrain from telling me, 'Well, if there had only been more heavily armed people in that--' ... shhh."

"That's the most idiotic thing I've heard all week. A person carrying a concealed weapon might take down a maniac before the maniac maims and kills a few dozen innocent people. It could happen. But I'll be conservative and wager that 95 times out of a hundred, you'd just have two unstable people in a crowded place shooting guns. It's called a crossfire. Bad stuff." ...
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Submitter's Note: So permit-holders are "unstable" just like mass murderers?
 

Is there common ground on gun control?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Is there any common ground on gun violence? The tragedy in Aurora, Colo., where a gunman killed a dozen moviegoers and injured many more, has renewed the debate over gun control. Cynics say the debate never goes anywhere, and they don’t expect it to this time — the divide between Second Amendment defenders and gun-control advocates is just too wide."

"Can the two sides agree on anything? Where is the middle ground?" ...
 

Is it so hard to correlate gun laws, gun death rates?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I write in response to Peter Closson's July 27 letter, 'Danger can't be legislated out of existence.'"

"Why do people equate 'gun control' with 'gun elimination'? I am not suggesting we need to take away guns from those who use them legally for hunting, target practice or law enforcement. I can't understand how people can suggest, with a straight face, that eliminating assault weapons is somehow a threat to the Second Amendment." ...
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Submitter's Note: And I am wondering how you can keep a straight face and say gun control isn't gun elimination and then, one sentence later suggest eliminating "assault weapons".
 

These modern times don't jive[sic] with Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"More than 200 years ago, the Founding Fathers adopted the Constitution to replace the weak Articles of Confederation, providing the fundamental principles under which our then new nation would be governed."

"It formed the basis by which many other countries would set forth their respective systems of government. But even at its outset, it missed some items, and was amended 10 timed in the Bill of Rights." ...
 

The Deadliest Global City
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"Chicago likes to compare itself to other world cities, so Ward Room thought it would find out how we rank in violence."

"It turns out no one can top us."

"Among what are considered Alpha world cities, Chicago has the highest murder rate -- higher even than the Third World metropolises of Mexico City and Sao Paolo." ...

"Gun lovers are gleeful about Chicago’s deadly summer. They see it as a rebuke not just to gun control, but to the policies of Barack Obama and Rahm Emanuel."

"But Chicago’s murder rate is not proof that gun control doesn’t work. It’s proof that, in a country with one gun per citizen, local gun laws are meaningless." ...
 

Mike Bloomberg, Gun Hypocrite: City Sells 28,000 Pounds Of Shell Casings To Georgia Ammo Store For Re-filling
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"A report was released earlier this week by the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives showing that of the 8,793 guns seized in New York in 2011, only 1,595 were actually purchased here."

"Numbers like that fuel Mayor Mike Bloomberg's incessant call for other states to implement tougher regulations on firearms. Given the mayor's constant call for other states to lock up their guns, you'd think he'd probably be opposed to the city of New York selling 28,000 pounds of used shell casings to an ammunition business in Georgia, which will refill the casings and resell them as bullets -- bullets that could potentially find their way back to New York and end up in a cop, child, or other innocent citizen." ...
 

WA: Muskets for all
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "So I believe that everyone should own a musket and/or a dueling pistol just as did the fathers of our country. Can anyone in the National Rifle Association help me to find a musket and/or a dueling pistol?" ...
 

TX: Authorities Release Information Regarding Deadly Peach House RV Park Shooting (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "Sheriff Grubbs commended the assisting resident for his actions. Law enforcement has determined that the resident acted valiantly and perhaps saved the lives of Sgt. Means and responding deputies, Grubbs said."

"'His actions may have also saved the lives of other citizens who could have innocently walked into the situation. Under fire, the resident shooter returned fire at precisely the right moment. One of the rounds struck Conner in the thigh and staggered Conner as he turned fire on Sgt. Means,' said Grubbs. 'This staggered Conner from having an effective aim as Conner fired upon Sgt. Means. This also enabled Sgt. Means to accurately return fire on Conner.'" ...
 

Grassley: ‘Heads should roll’ over Fast & Furious
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Senator Charles Grassley said today in a telephone interview with Examiner and TheGunMag.com that people responsible for letting Operation Fast and Furious get out of control should lose their jobs."

"Throughout his career as a Capitol Hill oversight watchdog, the Iowa Republican has learned that when corrective action needs to be taken against a bureaucracy, 'If heads don’t roll, there is no change of behavior.'" ...
 

Reporting Requirement For Semi-Auto Rifles Originally Intended For More States
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The House ... released the first of three parts on its Final Joint Report on Operation Fast and Furious yesterday. ..."

"It will take days before anyone can digest everything that is contained in the report and appendices. That said, a quick browse turned up a very interesting letter Memorandum from then-Acting Director of ATF Kenneth Melson to Attorney General Eric Holder. (See Appendix III, page 173). The memo, received on March 26, 2010, was making the case to Holder for approval of a pilot project to use demand letters to Federal Firearms Licensees in certain states to force them to report multiple sales of semi-automatic rifles in a caliber greater than .22 and with the ability to accept detachable magazines." ...
 

Down the memory hole. Pravda on the Potomac goes dark on the Issa-Grassley report.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"With few exceptions, such as this editorial from back in June chastising the White House for claiming executive privilege in the Gunwalker Scandal, the Washington Post has consistently hewed the Obama Administration's gun control meme."

"David Codrea criticized Pravda on the Potomac for posting an AP article on their website that presents the Obamanoid party line on the Issa-Grassley report, but this article did not appear in the print edition, nor did anything else written by Wapo's own administration-friendly scribe/stenographers. Writes a source in DC:" ...
 

More guns could have halted shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Since the murderous shootings by [redacted] in Colorado, there has been a feeding frenzy of letters, editorials, and media comments against the National Rifle Association and the Second Amendment. I am not a member of the NRA. I am just a combat veteran of WWII and the Korean War. I believe in justice under the American system and am a law-abiding American citizen."

"It is beginning to become known that in cities where more people are obtaining licenses to carry concealed weapons, that the crime rate is decreasing. There was something printed about this recently in FLORIDA TODAY." ...
 

Firearm piece misses mark by a biased mile
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The editorial by The Tennessean in the July 28 Town Talk was replete with misinformation, false terminology and a complete misunderstanding of the Second Amendment."

"First, the use of the term 'assault rifle' is highly misleading. That definition was applied to the weapon used in Aurora, Colo., and to the weapon types prohibited by the Clinton-era gun ban in the 1990s. In fact, a real assault weapon can be fired as a single shot and as a full automatic. The weapon used in Aurora and those which fell under the ban were capable of firing only one shot for each pull of the trigger." ...
 

Candidates Backpeddling on Anti-Gun Rhetoric
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"With only 99 days left on the stump to have their voices heard, our incumbent President and the presumed GOP nominee have gone eerily silent on anything gun related. Connie Cass of the AP writes that the candidates have evolved towards gun rights. Can this be true? Have both candidates suddenly seen the light? She then goes on to pretty much tear the President and GOP candidate new ones on how they started their carriers and made comments regarding increased gun control, but low and behold nothing is getting done. Even after the horrific event in Aurora. Her entire hoplophobic argument is trying to understand why aren’t they doing something? . . ."...
 

MS: Mississippi candidate says mayors blocking Chick-fil-A 'need to be introduced to the Second Amendment'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"South Mississippi congressional candidate Ron Williams said mayors vowing to block new Chick-fil-A restaurants because the company’s president opposes gay marriage 'need to be introduced to the Second Amendment ASAP.'"

"Williams, a Libertarian candidate for the U.S. House District 4 seat, made that and other statements in a letter to the editor to the Sun Herald. But asked about the letter, he said his comments were 'hyperbole, non clarity,' and that 'I don’t want anybody to go shoot anybody, but I want people to understand what a slippery slope we can be on and what the purpose of the Second Amendment is.'" ...
 

Despite mass shootings, Democrats still find tackling gun control too risky
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Even in the wake of last month’s Colorado shooting rampage and a gunman’s spree last year that nearly killed former U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, don’t expect Democrats to arrive in Charlotte armed with renewed calls for tougher gun laws."

"The issue is too risky."

"Yet with the party’s platform committee set to hammer out its positions on everything from homeland security to Social Security and Medicare next week in Detroit , some N.C. Democrats say they’ll push the party to at least take a tougher stand on controlling access to assault weapons." ...
 

IL: Governor Quinn violates U.S. and Illinois constitutions simultaneously
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "The new law would be confiscatory, in that even owners of banned items owned before the ban would have to surrender them if they could not prove having owned them previously. Quinn even has the gall to claim to be 'a strong supporter of the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution– the right to bear arms.' His idea of a joke, perhaps."

"But trampling the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution is not enough for Quinn, because using (abusing) the amendatory veto process in this manner is itself a violation of the Illinois constitution, as Charles N. Wheeler III explains in Illinois Issues:" ...
 

IL: Illinois gun ban proposal reeks of rhetoric, falls short on substance
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"When Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn on Tuesday announced his intention to ban so-called 'assault weapons' in the Prairie State – a decision based in large part on the recent Colorado movie massacre – the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms was quick to challenge the anti-gun governor, and the group has homicide statistics on its side." ...
 

DE: Gun ruling may become a model for the nation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In a decision that may become a model for the nation, a federal judge here ruled that gun restrictions imposed by the Wilmington Housing Authority on its residents are constitutional."

"The housing authority's policy of prohibiting residents from openly carrying firearms in 'common areas' of public housing buildings is reasonable and does not unduly restrict residents' Second Amendment right to own and possess a gun, U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark wrote in a 42-page opinion."

"'It is a good day for the residents of public housing,' the housing authority's executive director, Frederick S. Purnell, said Tuesday, adding the policy is designed to protect the safety of tenants, not limit their rights." ...
 

FL: Doctors and Guns (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A battle of constitutionally protected rights is headed to a federal appeals court. Last month a judge in Miami ruled doctors have a first amendment right to ask patients if they exercise their second amendment. Governor Rick Scott is appealing the ruling. The case is pitting two power lobbies, guns and doctors, against each other."

"Dr. Louis St. Petery never stopped asking his patients if there were guns in the home, even though a 2011 law banned the practice. 'The typical thing that happens is a small child finds a loaded handgun in a bedside table drawer and shoots a sibling.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: If by "typical" the doctor means "occurring less than 2 1/2 times per year" (avg. from 1999 - 2009, victims 15 and under) then I guess it is typical in Florida.
 

OK: Concealed Carry Permit Delays: OK is Not OK
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"According to the editorial poo-bahs at newsok.com, Oklahomans frustrated by the state’s failure to meet its legal obligation to issue or deny a concealed carry permit within 60 days should STFU. They 'should be the first to realize that with gun privileges, getting it right is more important than getting it quickly.' Really? Let’s say you’re not a 'gun person.' Your soon-to-be ex-husband goes off the rails. You’ve taken out a restraining order but you want to exercise your right to keep and bear arms with a concealed firearm RIGHT NOW . . ."...
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Submitter's Note: We dealt with this in MN by stating that if you have received neither your license nor a denial letter within the required time frame, your dated application serves as your permit to carry.
 

NM: Jury Returns Verdict in Deming Gun Store Trial
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"This week’s feature delves into the trial of the Reese family of Deming, N.M."

"Their arrest last year on charges of aiding and abetting gun smugglers added more fuel to the partisan firestorm over border security, gun control, and governmental measures (à la Operation Fast and Furious) to stem the flow of weapons to Mexican drug cartels."

"Around 4 p.m. this afternoon, the jury handed down their verdict." ...
 

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"The march of time is inevitable, and so is change. Radio, television and the Internet have changed the way we look at the First Amendment and freedom of speech issues. Maybe it’s time semi- and full-automatic weapons with high capacity magazines change the way we look at the Second Amendment and the right to keep and bear arms issues. The cost to benefit ratio has changed a little since 1790. ..."
 

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