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Cardboard MBTA cop may actually invite crime once word gets out
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "This, of course, presupposes meaningful data trends can be established through such a limited sampling, especially since it has not yet been established what the reaction will be once criminals learn that police are trying to trick them with … scarecrows. In fairness to the idea though, the cardboard cutout looks like it would stand almost as good a chance at catching a nimble, youthful bike thief as its real-life counterpart." ...
 

Second Amendment Foundation Fighting For Gun Rights Across America
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The Second Amendment Foundation is busier than ever."

"We currently have 24 open legal cases across the country trying to earn a victory in each and every one in order to protect our gun rights."

"Along with the massive workload we have undertaken, we may be seeing a flood of anti-gun legislation as cities are rallying to destroy our self-defense laws after the not guilty verdict was reached in Florida regarding the Zimmerman case." ...
 

Milwaukee mayor, police chief crack a code
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Today in Milwaukee, Wis. – a city about the same size as Seattle – anti-gun Mayor Tom Barrett and Police Chief Edward Flynn appear to have cracked a code about homicide that some of their contemporaries out here in the Pacific Northwest just can’t grasp."

"According to today’s Journal-Sentinel newspaper, Barrett and Flynn have concluded that 'the linkage between firearms-related deadly violence and criminals was clear-cut.'"

"Flynn was quoted by the newspaper observing that the majority of shooters and their victims were people with long criminal histories. ..." ...
 

Carlson: ‘Don’t mess with Texas’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"KVI’s John Carlson was having some fun this morning with a story out of Texas that has lots of people cheering for a Colorado County couple who were held at gunpoint, forced to take money from a bank where the wife worked and then turned the tables when the husband reached a gun in his truck and shot them both, one fatally." ...

"Carlson’s conclusion: Good, and it appears the citizens of Colorado County concur. Carlson’s assessment goes something like this: In Seattle, such a story would shock some people into fits about gun violence, while in Texas, this sort of thing might be considered a community service." ...
 

No outcry over ‘car violence’ or ‘rope regulation’
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"The weekend’s mayhem in Venice Beach, coupled with a crazy truck crash episode in Seattle and last week’s discussion of teen suicide in King County have highlighted the double standard applied to death by any means other than firearms."

"One woman was killed in Saturday’s California car rampage and several others were injured, and in Seattle, a man is in jail after ramming a pickup into a police car and the Highline Medical Center Saturday morning. These incidents have been followed by silence about cracking down on car owners." ...
 

'Gun insurance' requirement would be punitive tax
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"With Illinois having now become the last state in the union with provisions for citizens to carry defensive firearms (eventually), blogger Tom Harvey thinks the time has come to impose a new burden on the exercise of the fundamental human right of self-defense: 'gun insurance.' He writes in the Huffington Post:" ...
 

IL state senator gives violence victim a slap in the face (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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... "Ms. Shepard, licensed to carry a defensive firearm in 31 other states, but not the one in which she lives and pays taxes, was thus left with no effective defense against the hulking Willis Bates. That denial of her right to self-defense very nearly cost her and her co-worker their lives."

"With the inexcusable wrong of Illinois' self-defense ban now righted (well, nine months from now, really, thanks to the Illinois State Police and a federal judge), Ms. Shepard will no longer be compelled by law to be the next Willis Bates' victim."

"Illinois State Senator Dan Kotowski (D- Park Ridge) finds that intolerable." ...
 

Ryan Gets His FNS-9
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"This is the first FNH weapon I’ve owned. Wait, I take that back. It’s the first FNH I’ve owned that wasn’t issued to me. I’ve “owned” or been in direct supervision of four FNH-made weapons before. During my deployment to Iraq, I carried an FNH-made M16A2. Our crew-served weapon was an FNH made M249 SAW machine gun. An FNH-made MK19 40mm automatic grenade launcher graced the turret of our HUMMVEE. I guess you could say that I’ve been an FNH guy long before I ever technically owned an FNH . . ." ...
 

The Ruger Vaquero, the modern Peacemaker
Submitted by: The Old Gunhand
Website: http://oldgunhand.com

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"Like many of you, I grew up playing cowboys and Indians which I guess is politically incorrect these days but toy Colt 45 Peacemakers that fired caps were all the rage. Remember the toy guns of your youth. My Peacemaker was silver and I would put a roll of caps into it so that every time I pressed the trigger it would go bang. I imagine that if anyone did that now, a SWAT team would show up real soon. Heck, you can get suspended from school for just making the shape of a gun with your hand." ...
 

Marines Fielding New Helmet, Army to Follow
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... "'The ECH fully exploits the latest lightweight material technology … It provides increased small-arms ballistic protection above what is currently provided by the Lightweight and Advanced Combat helmets.'"

"However, development of the ECH was not straight-forward, as the four initial helmet designs all failed to meet the requirements the Marines set forth, in either ballistics protection or blunt force protection."

"Further materials research yielded a ultra-high-molecular-weight polyethylene material for use with the helmet, one that greatly exceeded the Marines’ original specifications. The design was by one of the smaller companies tapped by the Marines, Ceradyne Inc." ...
 

Hornady Triple Defense Acquits Judge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"TTAG doesn’t have a monopoly on firearms-related truthiness. From time to time, gunsamerica.com is not averse to telling it like it is. 'If you remember back to our original story on the Taurus Judge Polymer, one of the biggest problems with the gun was an almost complete lack of ballistic integrity.' OK, they almost didn’t sugar coat it. The hedge: Taurus’ shotshell revolver is effective at point blank range. Further out, not so much. ... And so 'Hornady has engineered a new addition to their Critical Defense handgun ammo specifically for short barreled .410 pistols, called Triple Defense, and through powder blending and some interesting projectile choices, the .410 revolver can now at least be used as an effective self defense weapon.' ..." ...
 

Gun Hugging Drama Queens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Tuesday afternoon, Buffalo’s gun-hugging right wing lost. its. $hit. You know what this means – angry, tweenish drama queendom and a segment on knee-jerk freak-out radio."

"Evidently, all the immigrants had been demonized, all the poors had been denigrated, all the liberals had been insulted, the notion of people having health care had been called a socialist trainwreck, all the health care bills had been repealed ..."

"And so, it inevitably turned to guns. It was alleged that the Erie County Fair was hateful of the 1st and 2nd Amendments, refusing to let a local he-man gun-hugging club to distribute free bumper stickers; that lie got halfway around the world before the truth had a chance to get its pants on." ...
 

Internet provides dangerous loophole on gun sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"One of the regular issues raised in the Second Amendment debate is whether the Framers of the Constitution failed to anticipate modern technology, military structure, marketing and manufacturing when they established and guaranteed the right to bear arms."

"A modern cousin to the same debate has arisen with the report this week of another permutation of the loophole in the Brady Bill, which became law in 1994 long before there was a Craigslist.org, and even longer before there was an Armslist.com." ...
 

MAIG Spokesman: You Shouldn’t Shoot Unless Your Attacker Has a Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The world the people behind Mayors Against Illegal Guns inhabit seems to be mighty black and white. ... Mark Glaze, executive director of MAIG, believes that someone should only be allowed to use a gun to defend themselves if their attacker also has a one. In his opinion, the lack of a gun indicates that the attacker 'just wants to have a fistfight.' Yeah, well, tell that to the two people per day in this country who are beaten to death with their attackers’ bare hands. Or the 12 others who die every day from attacks that don’t involve firearms. In those cases, Mark Glaze would rather the victim not even have the option to defend their lives. Here’s the transcript of a conversation he had recently ..." ...
 

Senate Democrat: Bloomberg a liability on gun control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Thanks for telling us what we already knew, Sen. Leahy. Over the weekend, the Vermont Democrat told CSPAN that New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg was a liability during the gun control push earlier this year because of ads run by his rabidly anti-gun group:" ...
 

MN: Is there really a threat to our Second Amendment rights?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Ref: Ed Long Letter H.R. 28 July: I do believe that Ed Long has failed to catch the true spirit and intent of Nathan Bergstedt’s column concerning our Second Amendment. But we can trust Long to come out of the woodwork any time he perceives a real or imagined threat to 'our Second Amendment rights.'"

"But it would be nice if he could define these rights for us. Do we not get tired of hearing about them? How about responsibilities? Whatever, these 'rights' are not unlimited. In fact, they’ve already been 'infringed.' We can’t own machine guns and I doubt that we can own grenade launchers. The founders, by the way, would allow Ed to own a flint lock musket only, provided he joined a 'well regulated militia.'" ...
 

ME: Toy pistol incident says a lot about guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"We can't imagine why a 20-year-old man was carrying around a toy gun Thursday night in Farmington, but he must have had his reasons."

"Instead of a night on the town with his toy pistol, John Cushman ended up at the Franklin County Detention Center charged with terrorizing." ...

"But the incident says a lot about how people generally regard other people carrying guns in public — with suspicion."

"It is legal to carry a gun openly in Maine, and it's equally legal to carry a look-alike replica. Few people do, which is probably a good thing considering the ruckus it causes in populated places." ...
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Submitter's Note: Wow, carrying a toy gun must be an even worse crime than "walking while Black".
 

Joe Biden: Buy A Shotgun (video)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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Waxman Introduces Massive Firearms Ban Bill in House
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Let me start with this: there’s no chance in hell that this bill will pass. H.R. 2910 is a House bill, meaning that the Republican controlled legislative body would need to approve it before it gets its day in the Senate (full text here). And the only way that would happen is if almost every House Republican found themselves incapacitated simultaneously. Somehow. Nevertheless, it’s some scary stuff, and exactly what you’d expect from a California Democrat making a grandstand play . . ."

"Here are the highlights:" ...
 

Rabidly anti-gun California congressman hopes to ban . . . everything (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Or close to it, anyway. A few weeks ago, St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner reported that Congressman Henry Waxman (D-CA) had announced his intention to introduce the 'Gun Violence Prevention and Reduction Act of 2013.' The bill has three main thrusts: dramatically expand federal government involvement in mental health care, resurrect federal funding for junk science specifically intended to advance the agenda of demonizing gun ownership, and--our topic today--banning "80% complete" firearm receiver kits." ...
 

Waxman's Worst Nightmare: Billet Aluminum
Submitted by: mynameisfoxtrot.com
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"You can't trust a man who looks like a rat... I know Michael Bay is working on a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Movie, and I'm not sure if 'Splinter' was cast yet, but I'm just sayin' Henry Waxman fits the bill. So you may be wondering what our elected leaders are up to, and rest assured they aren't doing anything to make you or your family safer or lower taxes. Oh no, they are wasting time and money on ridiculous bills with that are so far from reality they don't have a snowball's chance in hell of passing. Waxman's latest scheme is targeting assault weapons, which I feel is akin to showing up way late to the not-so-cool-kids Democratic birthday party and beating a really dead horse. ..." ...
 

CO: Colo. town poised to declare open season on drones, issue drone-hunting licenses
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"Deer Trail, Colo., is poised to fire a warning shot at the domestic drone industry."

"The small town of fewer than 600 people will become the first in the nation to encourage its residents to shoot down the unmanned vehicles if a drone-hunting ordinance passes at Tuesday night’s town council meeting."

"In preparation for Tuesday night’s vote, at least 157 people already have signed up for a 'drone hunting license,' which costs $25 ..." ...
 

UT: Gun range approved by Washington City Council (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"Can a domestic violence shelter and a gun range succeed side by side? They’re about to find out in Washington City. The city council approved the building of an indoor shooting range, Tuesday, reversing the decision of the city’s zoning commission."

"Dixie Gun Worx owners planned to build the range at their facility on Telegraph Street since they moved in earlier this year. Their original permit was denied, but the gun shop owners appealed to the Washington City Council. After public meetings and careful deliberation, the council voted 4-1 to allow the gun range." ...
 

Circuit Court: ‘Unsettled’ if 2nd Amendment Applies Outside of Home
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"In a case over New Jersey’s requirement that a citizen demonstrate 'justifiable need' for a carrying a firearm before receiving a concealed carry license, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit ruled that such a requirement 'does not burden conduct within the scope of the Second Amendment’s guarantee.'"

"The court also said 'it remains unsettled' whether the Second Amendment is even applicable outside one’s home." ...
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Submitter's Note: No, the Second Amendment is not "applicable outside one’s home", it applies to the government not the individual! Government may not infringe the right of the people to keep and bear arms, period fracking dot.
 

Brady Campaign Asks Courts to Ignore Rules, Allow Armslist Suit to Continue
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.keepandbeararms.com

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"We reported late last week that the Brady Campaign for Civilian Disarmament had lost their lawsuit against Armslist, a website that allows private individuals to get together to buy, sell and trade guns online. The practice of selling a firearm to another resident of the same state is not a crime (in most places) ... But the Brady Campaign argued that since the Armslist website allows users to view listings of firearms from multiple states, they were enticing people to break the law and ship guns across state lines without a background check. ... And when the normal rules of liability blocked them from pursuing their suit further, they asked the court to ignore the law. You can imagine how well that went over . . ." ...
 

IN: Man obsessed with missing coed won't get guns back
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"In a decision expected to prompt a request for Supreme Court review, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that police may keep 51 firearms seized from a suspected mentally ill man who claimed to have premonitions about the disappearance of Indiana University student Lauren Spierer."

"In Tuesday's 2-1 decision, the court found that Robert Redington presents a danger and Bloomington police have a right to keep the weapons confiscated in 2012." ...
 

ATF Now Accepting Electronic Forms for NFA Transfers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Earlier this year the ATF started accepting electronic versions of the standard 4473, the form required for each transfer of a firearm through a federal firearms licensee. You fill out the form ahead of time, then head on over to your FFL of choice and have them complete it before sending it to the ATF. Now, they’ve started allowing applicants to submit an electronic version of NFA-related forms, too . . ." ...
 

ATF's B. Todd Jones must confront gun violence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The gun lobby and its supporters, who have continuously demanded more enforcement against illegal firearms trafficking rather than new restrictions, have given an inch toward backing up their demands by permitting the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives to have a permanent director for the first time in seven years." ...
 

CA: Mental Health and Deadly Weapons
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"Remember the APPS program that was instituted by the state of California to take guns away from people without a warrant? Well, it turns out the Phillips family (featured in the NRA video below) actually got their weapons back after they were confiscated. The thing about California is that there is always some type of catch. The catch with this poor couple is that the state doesn't return ammo. They claim that it is because they don't want folks loading up in the parking lot with their recently returned guns and ammo and doing something awful." ...
 

TN: Report: Firearm discharged inside hardened vehicle; accident was in Y-12′s Protected Area
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The accidental discharge of a firearm at the Y-12 National Security Complex occurred early Sunday (July 28) when a security police officer was ”repositioning” his weapon inside a hardened patrol vehicle, which he shared with another security officer."

"According to the occurrence report filed by Y-12, the repositioning of the officer’s 'duty firearm' caused 'an unintended discharge of that firearm.' A single round was discharged, but it 'impacted the interior wall of the hardened vehicle causing fragmentation,' the report stated." ...
 

FL: Plan to open Colt firearms plant in Osceola shows signs of life -- County commissioners approve landlord agreement with Colt's lender
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"Plans to open a Colt firearms plant in Osceola County got a jolt of life Monday, months after some local leaders had presumed the idea was dead."

"County commissioners approved a landlord agreement for the 16,000-square-foot facility long expected to house a Colt Manufacturing plant. The agreement, which is between the county and Colt's lender — but not Colt itself — calls for the county to serve as the company's landlord at the Shady Lane building near Kissimmee through January 2023." ...
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Submitter's comment: States around the country -- in addition to Massachusetts, Colorado and Illinois also come to mind -- are discovering that their consistently anti-gun politics are beginning to bite them in their wallets.
 

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