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Spain: Vueling Airlines Ibiza holiday flight terror after 'police officer's GUN goes off inside cabin in front of shocked passengers'
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A packed holiday flight from Ibiza was delayed on the tarmac after a police officer's gun accidentally went off inside the cabin, it is reported.
The Vueling aircraft was preparing to depart for Madrid-Barajas Airport in Spain when the weapon discharged in front of terrified passengers.
Fortunately, the bullet shot into the unidentified officer's luggage, missing both him and surrounding fliers, according to local media.
The incident delayed Flight VY3420 for half an hour, with engineers called in to check no damage had been done to the plane .
Passengers said a number of National Police agents were on board the aircraft, which was due to leave Ibiza Airport at 1.15pm on Saturday.

SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: Negligently!

 

More Europeans turning to firearms following terrorist attacks – report
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An increasing number of Europeans are turning to firearms and other self-defense weapons to protect themselves, according to a Reuters report. Many have attributed the spike in permits to heightened fears caused by recent terrorist attacks.
Applications for gun permits are climbing in at least three European countries, according to figures cited by Reuters.

In the Czech Republic, the number of gun permit holders grew by almost 6,000 to nearly 300,000 in the first five months of 2016.

The report comes after Czech President Milos Zeman announced he was in favor of residents owning firearms in the wake of the Munich mall shooting in July.
 

ME: NRA official urges Mainers to reject background checks on gun sales
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The director of the National Rifle Association’s Institute for Legislative Action on Wednesday urged Mainers to protect their personal freedom from the influence of out-of-state elitists by rejecting a referendum question on background checks for gun sales in November.

Chris Cox, the executive director of the political and lobbying arm of the NRA, spoke at the Maine Heritage Policy Center’s 2016 Freedom and Opportunity Luncheon in Portland. Much of his speech focused on Question 3 on the November ballot, the referendum question that would require background checks on gun sales and transfers, but Cox also urged Mainers to continue to fight for liberty on all fronts.
 

The Terror Watch List And Due Process Of Law
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Let’s set the record straight right now: The NRA believes that terrorists should not be allowed to purchase or possess firearms. Period.

Anyone on a terror watch list who tries to buy a gun should be thoroughly investigated by the FBI. If the investigation uncovers evidence of terrorist activity or involvement with terror groups, the government should be allowed to immediately go to court, block the sale and arrest the terrorist.

At the same time, due process protections must be put in place that allow law-abiding Americans who are wrongly put on a watch list to be removed from it. Constitutional rights should not be denied without due process of law.
 

Clinton's clear intent is to gut the Second Amendment
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That’s because they know you don’t have to overturn it to gut it.

And that is what will happen to the Second Amendment.

Clinton has been, for her, relatively forthcoming in her stance. Some of it hews to President Obama’s talking points — a ban on “assault weapons”; closing the “gun show loophole”; background checks; those on the “no-fly” list get put on the “no-gun” list.

But she goes well beyond that. She has said she thinks the Supreme Court’s Heller decision was wrongly decided. That decision upheld the Second Amendment right of individuals to keep and bear arms.
 

MS: Hunting tax holiday weekend approaching
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This weekend hunters in North Mississippi have the opportunity to save money.

Hunters throughout mississippi are getting excited about the upcoming second amendment tax free weekend coming up August 26th through the 28th.

"It's a very good thing. It is." says customer Charlie Estes.

Hunters Haven owner George Partlow says a majority of hunting equipment will be tax free, but not everything.

"Basically all your firearms, ammo, and most of the related articles that go along with guns and ammo are included in it. Some things arn't, gun safes arn't. But the majority of all the firearms and ammunition are. All your archery equipment, bows, crossbows, all that's included in the tax free weekend." Says Partlow.
 

Libertarian Candidate Gary Johnson Comes Out in Favor of... Carbon Taxes?
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A new revelation about former New Mexico governor Gary Johnson's platform is, unfortunately, part of a continuing series, after he inexplicably came out against religious liberty and former Massachusetts governor Bill Weld expressed dubious sentiments about the Second Amendment.

Again, I ask: Why can't the Libertarian presidential ticket actually espouse libertarianism?
 

Buy Guns Tax-Free in These States
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Gun buyers in two states will soon get a reprieve from sales taxes.

Mississippi and Louisiana will host “Second Amendment Weekend” sales tax holidays over the next two weeks. Mississippi will exclude purchases of firearms, ammunition and hunting gear from the state’s 7% sales tax from Aug. 26-28. Louisiana’s 5% sales tax won’t be imposed on non-commercial firearms purchases from Sept. 2-4.

Of course, gun sales are always free from state sales taxes in Alaska, Delaware, Montana, New Hampshire and Oregon, the only five states in the nation with no sales tax.
 

DC: D.C.'s Concealed-Carry Law To Face Big Test In Federal Court Next Month
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Two legal challenges to D.C.'s restrictive concealed-carry law will be heard by a federal three-judge panel next month, pushing the fight over how far the city can go in restricting who can carry a concealed handgun further up the judicial process.

On Sept. 20, judges Karen LeCraft Henderson, Thomas B. Griffith and Stephen F. Williams of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit will hear the two cases, Wrenn v. D.C. and Grace v. D.C., in which residents challenged the city's requirement that anyone who wants to carry a concealed handgun show a "good reason" — read: a specific threat to their personal safety — in order to get a permit.
 

TX: New semester at UT renews campus carry debate
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Today UT students and faculty went back to school and immediately went back to protesting campus carry. New beginning this school year, carrying concealed weapons on campus is now allowed by state law…

But many at UT are hoping to change that. They lost in the legislature and they lost in the courts, but now opponents of campus carry at UT Austin are focusing on overturning the law or at least being able to opt out.

Just by looking at the size of the crowds that the opponents of campus carry still draw, they just might have the numbers to gun down this legislation. They bristle and cheer “Texas fight!” indicating their will to challenge the new law.
 

LA: Neighbor Confronts Armed Man Violating Restraining Order
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A Louisiana man was shot and killed after he violated a restraining order and pointed his gun at a neighbor during a domestic dispute Saturday night.

The Ascension Parish Sheriff’s Office said a call came in reporting a domestic dispute at a residence on Fox Run Drive in Gonzales around 8 p.m. According to a news release, deputies responding to the call found the couple’s neighbor standing in the yard with a handgun.

The neighbor told police he heard a couple arguing and went outside to see if anyone needed help. As he approached the couple arguing outside the home, the armed man, identified as 43-year-old Nicky Wilkinson, pointed a handgun at the neighbor. That’s when the neighbor drew his own weapon and fired.
 

CA: Second Amendment backers arm up with ink and paper to battle California's 'Gunmageddon'
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Barry Bahrami went from incredulous to angry last month when California Gov. Jerry Brown signed a batch of firearms control laws known collectively as “Gunmageddon.”

Then, the San Diego-based CEO became determined to fight back against the laws, which take aim at so-called assault weapons, enforce ammunition background checks, mostly take effect Jan. 1 and outlaw the possession of high-capacity magazines and ban the "bullet buttons" that already require a tool to release the magazine, instead advocating that the rifle is partially disassembled, and that any rifle with a detachable magazine will be defined as an assault weapon.
 

IA: Rights can change outside the Constitution
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Kristina Botts assures us that a Clinton presidency would not endanger gun ownership thanks to congressional vote requirements [Second Amendment is not in peril]. Unfortunately, our constitutional rights are only as secure as the latest iteration of the Supreme Court allows them to be.

Some constitutional scholars estimate that 75 percent of federal activity is extra, or unconstitutional — all of it done without resorting to a constitutional convention. For example, federal meddling in education, health care, property rights, abortion, marriage, aspects of commerce, etc., were all achieved without specific enumeration in the Constitution.
 

2016 Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa, FL
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Florida Carry is honored to serve as this year’s state host for the Second Amendment Foundation and Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms’ 2016 Gun Rights Policy Conference in Tampa, September 23 – 25, at the Doubletree by Hilton Tampa Airport – Westshore.

Each year the nation’s top Second Amendment scholars, activists, attorneys, politicians, gather with gun owners at the Gun Rights Policy Conference to promote education and outreach regarding our gun rights and responsibilities. If you are interested in meeting many of the the most influential people in the pro-gun movement nationally and from Florida, register FREE for GRPC.
 

Medical Economic’s Biased Article Reeks of Hoplophobia
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The online physician magazine Medical Economics deals with practice management and technology subjects of concern to doctors.

Last week it provoked its readers with an emotional rant against the American civil right of gun ownership, written by Los Angeles doctor Monya De.

De demonstrates no qualifications on the subject other than ignorant contempt for gun owners and a gift for self-promotion. She has a checkered past as an actual doctor, having failed to complete her residency training program for the documented reason of incompetence.
 

IN: How Does This Happen? Indianapolis Man Shot By The Police He Called To Report Wife's Robbery
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Early on Tuesday in Indianapolis, Carl Williams, 48, was informed by his wife that she had just been carjacked by a man with a rifle. Williams then did what any civilian would do and phoned the police. When officers arrived on the scene, Williams opened the garage door to let in the officers and he was immediately shot in the stomach.

The Indianapolis Metropolitan Police Department (IMPD) has labeled the shooting an accident and said their officers mistook Williams for the carjacking suspect.
 

TX: UT students snatch up free sex toys for gun protest
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Students, alumni and spectators eagerly snatched up more than 4,500 donated dildos Tuesday evening at the University of Texas at Austin, preparing to assuage their frustration over a new state law allowing handguns to be carried on public university campuses.

Cocks Not Glocks, a protest group formed last fall, is urging students and others to openly carry the sex toys around campus, offering a multicolored counterpoint to the concealed weapons that holders of handgun licenses can now legally carry inside UT classrooms and most buildings.
 

You’re Too Stupid For This Conversation You Insist On Having
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There are numerous perks to being editor of Bearing Arms. I’m often among the first to hear about and sample new products. I get to speak directly with manufacturers of firearms, gear, and ammunition. But despite the access to things, my favorite perks all involve education.

I’ve been blessed to take hundreds of hours of training classes from some of the best firearms and non-ballistic weapons instructors in the world. I’ve had a chance to hear their first-hand accounts both in class and over dinner or drinks, and get a glimpse into the mindset of some of federal agents, SWAT cops, Navy SEALs, Special Forces veterans, MARSOC Marines, civilian instructors, and world-class professional sport shooters.
 

MI: This 91-year-old badass used his constitutional right to thwart a robber
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A 91-year-old Michigan man’s property — and perhaps even his life — was preserved Monday because of his constitutional right to bear arms.

Police say the elderly man shot a man he suspected was about to rob him in the parking lot of a Rite Aid pharmacy in Eastpointe, Mich. According to Detroit's local CBS affiliate, the elderly gentleman had pulled into the Rite Aid pharmacy parking lot around 10 a.m. Monday.
 

NH: Democrats for Governor on 2A: Increase gun control and ban firearms
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On Monday, WMUR released an interview segment with each Democrat running in the gubernatorial primary discussing gun control. As painful as it may seem to sit through interview after interview with any politicians, it’s important to understand what these men are saying and what they actually mean. All three Democrats for Governor – Colin Van Ostern, Mark Connolly and Steve Marchand – are for gun control yet claim to be supporters of the 2nd Amendment. Political Buzz breaks down their statements with facts.
 

PA: Gun-control group backs McGinty; she says she'll work with hunters
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Picking up the backing of the gun-control group CeaseFirePA in a war of endorsements, Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Katie McGinty pledged Wednesday to work with Pennsylvania sportsmen and hunters on gun measures if she is elected.

McGinty said her Republican rival, Sen. Pat Toomey, views gun control "as a political calculation, as compared to a matter of principle," and slammed him for not acting on gun measures since he and Sen. Joe Manchin (D., W. Va.) cosponsored a failed bill for background checks in 2013.
 

NRA to Spend $3 Million in Pro-Trump Television Ads
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The country’s largest pro-gun rights group is lending a helping hand to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in his quest for the Oval Office, spending millions of dollars in over a month worth of commercials.

The National Rifle Association’s political committee, the NRA Political Victory Fund, has spent nearly $3 million to reserve airtime for TV commercials from the beginning of September through the middle of October, according to the latest Kanter Media political ad tracker reports.
 

Mexico arrangement highlights folly of gun control measures
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HILLARY Clinton supports stringent new gun-control laws, but denies she wants to gut Second Amendment rights. To see what it looks like when you implement two such seemingly contradictory goals, look no further than Mexico. The results don't bolster Clinton's case.

Under Mexico's constitution, citizens have the right to own a handgun and hunting rifles for self-defense and sport. But as The Associated Press recently reported, “Legally getting your hands on one, however, requires clearing a series of bureaucratic hurdles far stricter than in the United States and, for many, traveling great distances to reach the country's only gun store.”
 

NJ: Gov. Christie Conditionally Vetoes “Justifiable Need” and “Smart Guns”
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Today, Governor Chris Christie took a historic step on behalf of the state’s beleaguered gun owners by vetoing A.3689 and S.816. These two anti-gun bills were opposed by NRA in recent weeks but were ultimately adopted by anti-gun politicians in Trenton. Gov. Christie issued conditional vetoes which return the bills back to the Legislature with suggested language, which if adopted, would drastically improve a pair of draconian gun laws. If the Legislature rejects the Governor’s suggested amendments, the bills will die.
 

5 Concealed Carry Pistol Laser Sight Myths
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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I want to start by saying that I love laser sights. I own several of them and use them on high powered rifles, .22s and airsoft rifles. I bought my first Crimson Trace laser for a Kimber 1911 12 or 13 years ago. I use them for night shooting with night vision and I’ve used them a lot with my boys since they were very young to introduce them to shooting. In the right hands, they’re a great tool on a defensive gun, but there are some big myths about them.
 

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