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Gun Rights Group Donates to SAF Lawsuit Challenging New York State Law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Long Island Firearms, in conjunction with Long Island Freedom Fund and Club LIF, have announced that they have given the Bellevue Washington based Second Amendment Foundation $2000.00 to assist their recent lawsuit against Westchester County, NY." ...

"'This is a major step for our community', said Steve, the administrator of LongIslandFirearms.com;"

"'We began in March of 2009 as a confederation of firearms enthusiasts looking to share information about our interests in the shooting sports, hunting, and Second Amendment issues. In less than a year and a half, we have grown to over 1900 members, and have embarked on numerous campaigns to assist our community, including Neighborhood Cleanups and Blood Drives.'" ...
 

Why I'm a single-issue voter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "For many years, the American colonists’ disaffection was manifest as a strictly political and social movement, free of armed conflict ..."

"This non-violent confrontation with Britain might have continued indefinitely, but, in April, 1775, colonists faced a challenge which would circumscribe what they were willing to fight and die for."

"Only when British General Thomas Gage attempted to confiscate colonists' rifles and gunpowder did the first armed conflict with Britain erupt at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. Colonists knew that they couldn't allow the British to seize guns or ammunition, or their cause would be lost. In a defining moment, America became the ultimate single-issue organization, and our single issue was the right to arms." ...
 

Portland Mayor Adams wants me to denounce gun group
Submitted by: David Codrea

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... "As a leader in the national gun use coalition, even though we might disagree on this issue, I encourage you to denounce the Oregon Firearms Federation statement." ...
 

Let's decide: U.N. or U.S.?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As if we haven't enough problems to deal with these days, there is lurking in the background a host of sinister issues that will have to be dealt with. The main problem is the United Nations. ..."

"Just a short time ago, the U.S. was not interested in the Small Arms Treaty, but it seems that Secretary of State Clinton is now in favor of discussion of the Treaty. It is amazing how the left leaning radicals never give up. Unfazed by the Supreme Court's rulings that have upheld the citizens' right to bear arms, they try another route to undermine our Constitution."

"... Countries that have confiscated and destroyed their citizens' small arms have done nothing but give the advantage to the criminal element. ..." ...
 

Leupold: Two Free CDS Dials for Your New VX-3 Riflescope
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Firearms optics makers Leupold have launched a new microsite to sell hunters and shooters on the wisdom of adding their Custom Dial System (CDS) to their VX-3 riflescopes. The CDS system matches one of Leupold’s VX scopes (VX-3 3.5-10x40mm, VX-3 3.5-10x50mm, VX-3 4.5-14x40mm, VX-3L 3.5-10x50mm or VX-3L 4.5-14x50mm) to your choice of ammo. Each CDS dial is unique; Leupold’s ballistic brainiacs crunch and calibrate the following ballistic and environmental factors on your behalf . . ." ...
 

Update: Remington UMC vs. Ruger SR9c – Extractor Problems
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Regular readers will recall that I've been having feed problems with our testing and evaluation Ruger SR9c. After gunnuts.net fingered ammo issues—using the same ammo in the same gun with the same results—I contacted Remington. They reckoned our FTF might have something to do with bullet length. Pending further investigation of TTAG's ammo by Remington's boffins, I went back to American Firearms School to put the Ruger SR9c through its paces . . ." ...
 

Gun Rights Guy Goes Hog Huntin' with his Custom AR15
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The hunting world has long looked down their nose at 'black' military-style rifles. Thanks to cutting edge innovation from firearm and cartridge manufacturers, the M-16 style AR-15 platform has become an excellent choice for hunters like me who enjoy sport shooting and military arms as well. In anticipation of a spring hog hunt in Texas, I started to build an AR-15 style rifle chambered in the potent 6.8mm Special Purpose Cartridge (SPC)."

"While I’m no gunsmith, the modular nature of the AR platform makes it easy for average Joes like me to build and customize their rifles. ..." ...
 

Who Could Oppose Closing Gun Show Loophole?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Who could possibly be opposed to closing the 'gun show loophole'?"

"What individual or group would try to stand in the way of legislation that would make it harder for convicted felons and other dangerous persons to obtain all sorts of dangerous weapons?"

"Whose interest does it serve to allow 'private sellers' at gun shows to sell AK-47s, TEC-9's, Mac-10s and other types of high-powered and semi-automatic guns to buyers, without requiring them to undergo a Brady background check?" ...
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Submitter's Note: Whose interest does it serve to throw gun show organizers into prison if an attendee breaks the law? Those who want to see every gun show in America shut down, that's who.
 

EPA Considering Ban on All Traditional Ammunition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"All Gun Owners, Hunters and Shooters:"

"With the fall hunting season fast approaching, the [EPA] under Lisa Jackson, who was responsible for banning bear hunting in New Jersey, is now considering a petition by the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) – a leading anti-hunting organization – to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976, a law in which Congress expressly exempted ammunition."

"If the EPA approves the petition, the result will be a total ban on all ammunition containing lead-core components, including hunting and target-shooting rounds. The EPA must decide to accept or reject this petition by November 1, 2010, the day before the midterm elections." ...
 

EPA's Next Power Grab: Banning Traditional Ammunition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The [EPA] hardly lives up to its name. Rather, it's a way for the undocumented President Obama to circumvent the legislative branch and enforce a radical liberal's wet dream of environmental regulation, which ultimately hinders innovation and results in job loss. Reported today by the [NSSF], the EPA, through a petition from the anti-hunting Center for Biological Diversity (CBD), is attempting to further their agenda by going after another one of their targets: the Second Amendment and hunting."

"Guided by the far-Left radical Lisa Jackson, the EPA is considering a petition to ban all traditional ammunition under the Toxic Substance Control Act of 1976. Under the act, Congress expressly exempted ammunition." ...
 

EPA considering ban on lead-based ammunition?
Submitted by: rick schwartz
Website: http://www.weprotectyourkids.com

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"Via Mark Hemingway. Hey, if air is an environmental hazard worthy of federal regulation, surely bullets are too, no?"

"I could sit here for a week and not come up with an issue more likely to make already vulnerable House Dems wet themselves than this one, assuming that the EPA acts on it. Which, I'm guessing, they won't." ...

"Here's the site where you can read the official petition, leave a comment, etc. The date the comment period ends? Two days before the midterms. Worst-case scenario here: The EPA announces the ban, thereby instantly causing a stampede of Blue Dogs from rural districts down Pennsylvania Avenue so that they can pass a bill overriding it. ..."
 

South Africa: Taxidermist kills robbers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Two men were shot dead by the owner of a taxidermy business after they robbed him in Randfontein, Gauteng police said on Tuesday."

"'The 36-year-old male business owner that had been tied up along with workers this morning, managed to free himself and ran outside to where the men were leaving the house with money they had stolen,' police spokesperson Captain Appel Ernst said."

"'Shots were fired and the owner killed two robbers with his own rifle.'"

"One of the men was on the list of the 10 most wanted criminals in the West Rand, for house robbery." ...
 

A Field Guide to Bad Behavior at Political Protests
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... I'd like to bring up an image from a demonstration that resonated with me. Granted, the protest was about health care, not immigration, but it at least occurred within the last year or so."

"You may have seen this gentleman, and others like him. They believed it was a good idea to carry assault rifles to venues where President Obama was speaking."

"The response from conservatives was praise and the usual pontificating about Second Amendment rights."

"So if we're keeping track: A bunch of unruly teenagers come up with a tacky way to protest, and it becomes a horrifying sign of revolution. However, grown men show up with firearms in a clear attempt to terrify their political foes, and it is a sign of patriotism." ...
 

NV: "Domestic enemies" comment hits nerve with Reid
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The idea that there are people within Congress who would want to harm the United States has hit a nerve with Sen. Harry Reid."

"Reid personally called out Sharron Angle earlier today after an audio clip came to light this week in which his Republican challenger agreed with a conservative radio host that there are 'domestic enemies' in the Senate and Congress." ...

"'To suggest anyone in the United States Senate is a domestic enemy of the country is really taking it way beyond the pale," Reid, the Senate majority leader, told reporters ..."

"'You know, I understand what the Second Amendment is,' Reid said. 'But I defend members of the United States Senate, Democrats and Republicans. ...'" ...
 

FL: Kendrick Meek only one of big three in U.S. Senate race to support Sonia Sotomayor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "At his Aug. 24, 2010, primary victory speech at the Westin Diplomat in Hollywood, [U.S. Rep. Kendrick] Meek labeled his two major fall opponents conservative. ..."

"And he also talked about the 2009 Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor."

"'I will be the only candidate, ladies and gentlemen, that stood in there with Justice Sotomayor,' said Meek ..." ...

Charlie Crist -- On July 21, Crist also came out against Sotomayor's confirmation. ... '... I have strong concerns that Judge Sotomayor would not strictly and objectively construe the constitution and lacks respect for the fundamental right to keep and bear arms. For these reasons, I cannot support her appointment to the highest court in the land.'" ...
 

NY: Ball Picks Up Endorsements
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Assemblyman Greg Ball's campaign for Senate received the endorsements of the state Rifle & Pistol Association and the Putnam County Fish & Game Association, his campaign said."

"'Assemblyman Ball's solid record of support for hunting, conservation and Second Amendment issues is commendable ...' Nicholas Castellano, chairman of the [PCF&GA-PAC], said ..."

"Tom King, president of [NYSRPA], said ... 'our endorsement is based upon his proven record of standing up for the civil rights of gun owners ... For his service, NYSRPA has twice honored him with our Legislator of the Year Award. NYSRPA believes that Ball's youth and energy will be an asset in the State Senate and we urge all concerned gun owners to support his campaign.'" ...
 

WI: Candidates for sheriff square off at forum
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A forum was held for the four candidates running for Washburn County sheriff at Spooner High School’s auditorium Thursday, Aug. 19, where the Second Amendment and career achievements were hot topics."

"Sheriff Terry Dryden (I) is running again on the Republican ballot, along with challengers DeWayne Olson and Matt Prochnow. Paul Johnson is running on the Democratic ballot. All four will be on the ballot in the Tuesday, Sept. 14, primary election, and the winner of the Republican race will face Johnson in November’s general election." ...
 

AK: Has The Tea Party Put Another Senate Seat In Play?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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FULL TEXT BELOW:

Last month I touted the possibility that Tea Party candidate Joe Miller could upset Lisa Murkowski in the Alaska Republican Senate primary, possibly turning another safe GOP seat into a race. I think I subsequently concluded that it wasn't going to happen. But now it looks like it's happening.

"Edward Teller" at Open Left has been very excited about the candidacy of Democratic nominee Scott McAdams. Any chance of an upset here? If so, it's just incredible to me that the GOP establishment keeps letting its base put safe seats in play.
 

Federal Attempt to Ban Firearm Sales -- Michael Bloomberg leads push to ban private sales at gun shows
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The rush is on to ban private firearm sales at gun shows under the guise of referring to these sales as a 'loophole.'"

"Federal law does not currently restrict private firearm transfers between law-abiding citizens ... and NAGR is taking a stand to keep it that way."

"As you no doubt already know, Michael Bloomberg and his millionaire cronies are pouring their money into a media blitz through their anti-Second Amendment group, Mayor's Against Illegal Guns."

"The MAIG media blitz is designed to pass H.R. 2324, a bill in Congress that would ban private sales at gun shows."

"As usual, the anti-gun crowd is selling its lie with the rhetoric of tragic stories which are unrelated to their actual bill. ..." ...
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Submitter's Note: This is the bill that will open up gun show operators to felony charges if a single 'unauthorized vendor' (i.e. private citizen) attempts to sell or trade a weapon at their show.
 

WI: County refuses to hear citizens on gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I went to the August Jackson County Board meeting ... About 40 people showed up for the monthly meeting and wanted to let the board know they didn't want our Constitution and the right to keep and bear arms attacked."

"The week before, the Executive and Finance Committee discussed the plan of attack on the Second Amendment. ... Because they didn't have the plan finalized, it didn't pass out of committee ... Since it was not on the agenda, the board didn't talk about their plan to prosecute us honest citizens."

"The 40 citizens that were at the county board meeting were ignored and were never even asked why we were there. But county attorney Skolos did find the time to give interviews to both TV stations present." ...
 

WI: Time has come to replace our supervisors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The Jackson County Board of Supervisors is trying to create a new job for our county attorney. Because they don't approve of the Second Amendment '... right of the citizen to own and bear arms ...,' they are trying to thwart our state and U.S. constitutions by bypassing the district attorney's legal, moral and lawful stance on not compromising the Wisconsin citizen's right to bear arms. They are trying to improperly add to the county attorney's workload by making him the county criminal prosecutor, to persecute the honest Jackson County citizen for simply exercising a God-given, 'Declaration of Independence' identified and constitutionally supported and protected right." ...
 

WV: Public safety program draws fire from gun rights group
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"A new, voluntary gun registration program in the state's capital concerns a statewide gun rights group. The program is designed to help track down stolen weapons."

"At a shooting range in Putnam County, Keith Morgan and a few friends take aim. They're all gun enthusiasts, and Morgan is the president of the West Virginia Citizens Defense League, a gun rights lobbying group."

"Project Gun Safe, a recent initiative by the Charleston Police Department introduces several programs designed to increase public safety in the city limits. There's a gun buyback program, as well as programs to reward informants and involve youth. But Morgan takes issue with a voluntary gun registration." ...
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The Government Can Use GPS to Track Your Moves
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Government agents can sneak onto your property in the middle of the night, put a GPS device on the bottom of your car and keep track of everywhere you go. This doesn't violate your Fourth Amendment rights, because you do not have any reasonable expectation of privacy in your own driveway — and no reasonable expectation that the government isn't tracking your movements."

"That is the bizarre — and scary — rule that now applies in California and eight other Western states. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, which covers this vast jurisdiction, recently decided the government can monitor you in this way virtually anytime it wants — with no need for a search warrant." ...
 

CA: Cutbacks force police to curtail calls for some crimes
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"Budget cuts are forcing police around the country to stop responding to fraud, burglary and theft calls as officers focus limited resources on violent crime."

"Cutbacks in such places as Oakland, Tulsa and Norton, Mass. have forced police to tell residents to file their own reports — online or in writing — for break-ins and other lesser crimes."

"'If you come home to find your house burglarized and you call, we're not coming,' said Oakland Police spokeswoman Holly Joshi. The city laid off 80 officers from its force of 687 last month and the department can't respond to burglary, vandalism, and identity theft. 'It's amazing. It's a big change for us.'" ...
 

WV: FBI takes over investigation of Cedar Grove cop
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"The FBI has started a civil rights investigation into the Cedar Grove police chief who witnesses say dragged an 80-year-old man off his ATV and slammed him to the concrete ..."

"'We have initiated an investigation regarding that incident,' said Joe Ciccarelli, FBI Supervisory Special Agent in Charleston."

"The Kanawha County Sheriff's Department had been investigating Cedar Grove Police Chief Johnny D. Walls before the FBI stepped in."

"Lt. Sean Crosier said the department was notified Wednesday the FBI would be investigating."

"Kanawha County prosecutor Mark Plants said he discussed the case with the U.S. Attorney's office." ...
 

LA: Lying will be a firing offense in New Orleans Police Department
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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can be immediately fired under new regulations that will go into effect next week."

"Superintendent Ronal Serpas announced the changes, along with several other revisions to the rules governing officer behavior, at a news conference outlining his initial steps to remake the New Orleans Police Department." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who remarks: "I'm wondering what job I've ever had where it was not assumed that lying would be grounds for immediate termination. Nice to see our standard bearers for official trustworthiness are finally getting around to paying this concept lip service."
 

WV: Lawyer urges easing of gun prohibitions
Submitted by: West Virginia Citizens Defense League, Inc.
Website: http://www.wvcdl.org/

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"A Raleigh County attorney and gun rights advocate says he may be able to help restore the right to own guns to those convicted of misdemeanor domestic violence."

"His efforts don't sit well with the leader of a local domestic violence awareness group, however."

"Under federal and state law, a person convicted of any felony or a misdemeanor domestic violence crime is prohibited from owning a gun."

"Jim Mullins, a lawyer in Beckley, has been running ads in local newspapers offering to help domestic violence offenders overcome that law."

"Under the law, it is possible to petition the court to restore the right to own guns, although it isn't easy." ...
 

WI: Impact of McDonald on Wisconsin Gun Laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Supreme Court of the United States recently addressed the question of whether the Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms is applicable to the States. In McDonald v. Chicago, the Court answered affirmatively, ruling that the protection applies to the states under the due process clause of the 14th Amendment." ...

"According to the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, Wisconsin is only one of two states that does not issue conceal and carry permits. Additionally, Wisconsin laws make it illegal to possess firearms in close proximity to schools, in public buildings, and in bars or liquor stores. While these laws may quickly be brought within legislative or judicial scrutiny, ..." ...
 

IA: Iowa for Freedom: Touts IFPC's state fair straw poll; names former RPI head Lauder as campaign manager
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Iowans' voices have a right to be heard and their freedoms protected, and the Iowa Family Policy Center's informal Iowa State Fair straw poll is an indication Iowa For Freedom is on the right track with its initiative of 'unseating three Iowa Supreme Court Justices on the November 2 ballot', Iowa For Freedom State Chair Bob Vander Plaats said Wednesday." ...

"'Iowans understand this election is important in protecting their property rights, Second Amendment rights, educational choice, traditional marriage, the 10th Amendment as well as embracing legal immigration and a strong business and industry climate,' Vander Plaats said." ...
 

CA: Gun group exec speaks in Red Bluff
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Opening by invoking the Founding Fathers, Jesus Christ and freedom, Sam Paredes, executive director of Gun Owners of California, addressed the Tehama County Patriots Tuesday night."

"Paredes divided his time between the history of his organization, which he credited with stopping former Gov. Jerry Brown from signing any gun control laws, California's pending gun laws and his own political philosophy." ...

"Paredes called negotiation with gun control authors impossible."

"Members of the left will undermine the Second Amendment and lie if they feel it justifies the means ... he said."

"Those people are diametrically opposed to thinking the way we believe, Paredes said."

"They do not believe the public should own guns." ...
 

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