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ATF violating dealer license revocation rules in defiance of policy and law
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "The allegations come in the wake of a legal action by Brink’s, reported last week by Courthouse News Service, where the security firm 'filed a petition for discovery in Federal Court, seeking to depose Megan Bennett, Director of Industry Operations for the BATF [claiming]…that after the BATF inspected its facility in Coppell, Texas in December 2010, it received a notice of revocation from Bennett [and that] 'the revocation is illegal and against the BATF's own policies.'"

"Unlike other targets of Adverse Action Orders, Brink’s ... possesses the resources to fight back, as well as strong incentive ..." ...
 

Sun Times’ Marin: Assault Weapons Just Spray Death
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"TTAG has been doing its level best to keep up with the post spree-killings gun control agitprop. The anti-gun pundits have unleashed a tsunami of mis- and disinformation (and plenty of diss information). All of it lacks logic. Some of it lacks coherence. Like this piece of pseudo-journalistic weirdness crafted by Carol Marin [above, center] at Chicago’s suntimes.com: I tried to fire a TEC-9, but it took control starts with a mea culpa. 'In 1989, I came close — we’ll never know how close — to shooting a producer and cameraman with a TEC-9 assault weapon.' I’m not saying anything about that. But I highly recommend you read on . . ." ...
 

Bloomberg right on shell casings under ‘broken watch’ rule
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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... "Even a broken watch is correct twice a day, and that’s the principle that applies to Bloomberg in the case of this spent brass sale. According to WPIX, Bloomberg told Murphy, 'These are not bullets. This is scrap metal.' The Big Apple mayor has it right, perhaps for the wrong reasons, but this is not an ammunition sale, it’s the sale of surplus brass to an outfit that will recycle it into the loving hands of people who will put it to good use." ...
 

They came for the Second Amendment, and then the First
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"On Sunday, Aug. 5, according to Wisconsin police, Wade Michael Page walked into a Sikh temple in Oak Creek and opened fire with a 9 mm handgun, killing six people."

"Page wounded one police officer who had responded to a 911 call about the shooting ... [R]ecent news reports quote FBI sources that say Page killed himself after receiving a wound to the abdomen." ...

"You can be sure that, in the wake of the Oak Creek massacre, there will be yet another spate of cries for 'stricter' gun control laws from those on the Left. And you can be sure, given Page's alleged racist views, that there will be this:"

"Renewed calls for a ban on 'hate speech.'" ...
 

Second amendment: Right to bear arms a fundamental personal freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I remember as a young boy in England during the Second World War that most nights we spent in an air raid shelter. We would listen as the German bombers flew overhead dropping their loads, wondering whether a bomb would hit our shelter or perhaps our home. The worst thing was the frustration that we felt and our total helplessness to respond and defend ourselves."

"I hadn't thought about those days for quite a while. Then I read Daniel Akst's article on gun ownership ('Gun ownership makes your life riskier, not safer,' Aug. 5) where he suggests that we throw away our guns and leave the protection of our families to providence. Akst suggests that there would be a dramatic drop in suicides and accidental deaths. I beg to differ." ...
 

HuffPo’s Seamus McKiernan: 1st Amendment or 2nd Amendment. Choose.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Just when I thought the Huffington Post gun grabbers couldn’t get any crazier or more insidious Seamus McKiernan launches an anti-ballistic broadside that’s stunning in its combination of ignorance and evil. To wit: 'If indeed it turns out that the gunman’s actions in Wisconsin were motivated by a hatred of Sikh religion and culture, the shooting may reveal an unintended consequence of our current interpretation of the Second Amendment: rampant gun violence threatens public safety, which in turn may limit our capacity — or willingness — to openly exercise our First Amendment rights to speech, assembly, or religious expression.' Just so we’re clear . . ." ...
 

FN SCAR-16S vs. Bushmaster ACR (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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Virginia vs the Austin Magic Pistol (A cautionary tale for collectors and hobbyists)
Submitted by: John Pierce
Website: http://www.monachuslex.com

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"Recently, a friend sent me a link to an article about vintage toys that would be considered wildly irresponsible by today’s consumer safety standards."

"The article itself was a hilarious read but what really caught my attention was the #2 toy on the list; the Austin Magic Pistol. This marvel of 1950′s engineering fired a ping-pong sized plastic ball by igniting the combustible gases generated when you added water to the provided 'magic crystals.'" ...

"While I was researching my article on Virginia's air gun laws, I discovered that, back in 1950 when the Austin Magic Pistol and its progenitors were all the rage, Virginia passed a law prohibiting the selling or gifting of such toys. The law is still on the books." ...
 

Assault weapons out of control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"There seem to be a lot of things out of control these days. I will not try to address all of those I can think of, just one that has been much in the news lately — use and control of automatic weapons and ammunition."

"There seems to be an increase in gun violence with assault or military-type weapons. The U.S. Constitution’s Second Amendment is a favorite argument used by politicians, anti-gun control advocates and the National Rifle Association in opposition to sensible and reasonable gun-control measures. I don’t believe our Founding Fathers had this type of weapon or ammunition in mind when they wrote about the right to bear arms." ...
 

Know your gun rights history
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The U.S. Department of Defense defines terrorism as 'the calculated use of unlawful violence or threat of unlawful violence to inculcate fear; intended to coerce or to intimidate governments or societies in the pursuit of goals that are generally political, religious, or ideological.' By that definition – by any definition really – the brutal killings at a Sikh temple in Wisconsin was an act of terrorism. Washington should react to it as it would to any other act of terrorism, by asking what we could do to prevent further acts like it." ...
 

Convoluted logic
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I take serious issue with the author of your Aug. 3 guest column, 'Revisionist history?' though if the title referred to the contents of the column itself, it was certainly fitting. It was a mish-mash of claims that misrepresented reality to a surprising degree."

"The writer, Craig Holt, was responding to a previous piece supporting gun control by Adam Winkler, which must have made more sense. According to Holt, Winkler believed the Founding Fathers didn’t support guns everywhere for everyone, and 'balanced gun rights with public safety,' which, if true, was a defendable position. We should all be for public safety, but apparently Holt believes gun rights trump public safety." ...
 

Bullet Points: How Mayor Mike Is Reshaping The Debate On Guns
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
Website: http://www.gunpoliticsny.com

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"Early on a Friday morning last month, a deranged shooter walked into a movie theater in Aurora, Colo., and sprayed enough bullets to injure 58 people and murder 12. A few hours later, Mayor Mike Bloomberg was set to go on his weekly radio hour with 710 AM radio host John Gambling."

"No sooner had the host, who has met with the mayor nearly every week at the same hour for the last decade, said 'Good morning,' than Mr. Bloomberg, his voice trembling with anger, slammed the nation’s political culture for sitting by while the bodies piled up." ...
 

WA: Accept amendment's original intent.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The Second Amendment does not include the right to 'keep and bear' military-style assault weapons with large magazines, such as an AK-47, an AR-15, or a MAC-10. A society that allows unregulated availability of assault weapons creates a situation in which anyone can easily obtain such weapons. We have seen too many times already that mass murder in a school or a crowded theater or a shopping mall produces tragic slaughter of innocents. Such mass murders cannot be done so easily without the assault weapons." ...
 

MI: Limit carnage by banning automatic assault weapons (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"When will we ever learn? The automatic assault weapon killing 14 and wounding 50-plus speaks loudly to Congress, as well as all Americans."

"God help us to ban these terrorist weapons that escalate the damage one individual can do who has lost his way in life. ..." ...
 

MI: It is long past time to talk about guns (third letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Andrew Heller asks if it isn't time to talk about guns."

"Actually, it's past time."

"I grew up in a home with guns. Dad was a hunter, and my grandfather was a policeman in New Jersey."

"Guns were locked away when not in use, tools to be respected, taken care of and properly stored. That was the message both taught."

"So let's talk. Why do nonmilitary people need automatic rifles? You can't hunt with them if you want anything left of your prey to eat or mount. There are folks out there who shoot for sport, not to hunt. They use a variety of firearms in this sport. But high-powered, automatic rifles? Maybe, but again, why? What's the point? To see who can empty the clip fastest?" ...
 

MS: Mississippi Madness
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Mississippi Libertarian congressional candidate Ron Williams has a message for the Yankee mayors opposed to Chcik[sic]-fil-A's anti-gay agenda: They 'need to be introduced to the Second Amendment ASAP.'" ...

"Once again, we have a grandstanding politician in Dixie, whose obsession with defending fundamentalism — WITH GUNS — overrides the urgency of fixing his state's massive problems. For those who don't know, Mississippi is the most religious state in the nation, but the least Christian in terms of sharing the priorities that Jesus would actually care about." ...
 

Blackwater to pay fine to settle arms charges
Submitted by: Mike DeArmond

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"The US security firm formally[sic] known as Blackwater is to pay a fine of $7.5m to avoid legal proceedings over charges including arms trafficking."

"The US Justice Department issued a statement on Tuesday to confirm that the company ... would pay the sum, along with a previously agreed $42m settlement with the US State Department, over violations of the country's Arms Export Control Act." ...

"The list of violations includes possessing automatic weapons in the US without registration, lying to federal firearms regulators about weapons provided to the king of Jordan, passing secret plans for armoured personnel carriers to Sweden and Denmark without US government approval and illegally shipping body armour overseas." ...
 

Citizens must remain armed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Every screwball shoot-em-up -- the latest in Colorado -- triggers (pun intended) calls for tightening laws on gun ownership. Every letter or public statement carries the claim that guns should be only for hunting; they should be long rifles that are hard to conceal; that clips cannot hold more than X number of bullets, etc."

"Every such screed ignores the original intent of the Second Amendment." ...
 

If Congress, W.H. wanted to ban assault weapons, could they?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"In the wake of recent mass shootings, the White House (under pressure from gun control advocates) has said it generally supports a federal assault weapons ban, though Congress is not moving in that direction. But if Congress were to act, would an assault weapons ban be constitutional?"

"Assault weapons bans have mostly been adjudicated in state courts thus far, where judges have generally been inclined to uphold them, according to Professor Adam Winkler of the UCLA School of Law. A federal ban, however, were it to end up before the Supreme Court, would most likely be evaluated in terms of the Second Amendment without much regard to state precedent, Winkler said." ...
 

Striking a balance between the Second Amendment and public safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Mass casualty incidents like the one in Oak Creek and the one in Aurora, Colorado profoundly challenge our way of thinking, our way life. We exhaust ourselves with questions about how something like this could happen? Was it preventable? What changes can we make to ensure it doesn’t happen again?"

"In a free society, we have the responsibility to live freely without taking away the freedoms of our neighbors. When someone abuses these freedoms in a clear and pronounced way, we begin to doubt and even challenge the framework in which our laws were instituted." ...
 

NY: Gov. Cuomo vows to crack down on gun violence, seeks consensus package in next year's legislative session
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"Gov. Cuomo on Tuesday vowed to crack down on gun violence and form a 'consensus' on new laws in next year’s legislative session."

"'Gun violence has reached an undeniable point where it’s hard for anyone to refute the damage that’s being done, and I do believe it’s time to find out what else we can do,' Cuomo said."

"The Daily News reported Monday that Sen. Michael Gianaris (D-Queens) is developing a comprehensive plan that would cap the number of firearms a person can buy to one a month, enact a 10-day waiting period, improve record keeping on the sale of guns, and close background check loopholes." ...
 

FL: Marion Hammer: NRA wants new open-carry law in Florida
Submitted by: GunPoliticsNY
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"The National Rifle Association will seek to pass a bill legalizing the open carrying of firearms in Florida during the 2013 session of the state Legislature, renewing a crusade for expanded gun rights that faltered last year, a longtime lobbyist for the group said Wednesday." ...

"Hammer said the bill is necessary to protect such gun owners from harassment by police when they accidentally reveal concealed weapons in public. A 2011 compromise that tweaked existing regulations to remove penalties for those who unintentionally expose a gun has not been sufficient protection, she said. As a result, the NRA has reverted to its original goal of open carry for concealed-weapons permit holders." ...
 

NC: Trooper Accused Of Robbing Hendersonville Bank Pleads Guilty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The former South Carolina state trooper accused of robbing a Hendersonville bank earlier this year pleaded guilty in court." ...
 

MT: Former Glendive officer denies sex charges
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"A former Glendive police officer on Tuesday denied felony charges alleging he had sexual relationships with four girls under age 16."

"Taylon Jeffery Bain, 27, pleaded not guilty at his arraignment in Dawson County District Court to four counts of sexual intercourse without consent, two counts of sexual abuse of children and one count of solicitation of tampering with physical evidence." ...
 

AZ: Phoenix officer accused in sex misconduct with teens
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"A Phoenix police officer landed in jail Wednesday without bail on suspicion of sexual misconduct with two teenage boys, officials said."

"Officer Christopher J. Wilson, 43, was arrested Tuesday night and faces 10 felony counts of sexual assault with a 14-year-old and a 17-year-old, Phoenix Police Chief Daniel Garcia said at a Wednesday news conference."

"'This tragic incident is a disturbing violation of our public's trust,' Garcia said." ...
 

AR: Closer Look Reveals More Complaints Against Trooper (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"An internal investigation is stemming from Trooper Royce Denney's highway stop of former Arkansas State running back Michael Dyer and Channel 7 has learned this is not the first complaint on his record."

"They're allegations ranging from police brutality to requesting sex from a court worker while on the job."

"However, the only one resulting in affirmative job action was a planned pullover of a fellow trooper." ...
 

FL: Homestead police officer fired after woman complains he asked to see her breasts
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"A Homestead police officer was fired recently after a woman complained that he asked her to show him her breasts and bra, and asked what color underwear she was wearing."

"Juan Senabre, a six-year veteran, was fired in June after an internal affairs investigation led the police chief and a board of senior officers to recommend Senabre’s termination. ..." ...
 

FL: Boats armed with machine guns to patrol RNC
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"Law enforcement agencies are planning to boost their patrols of Tampa's waterways during the Republican National Convention."

"The RNC will be held later this month on the city's waterfront. Federal and local law enforcement agencies say they'll saturate the waterway with armed boat patrols."

"The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Office says automatic machine guns and infrared technology that can pick up body heat are among the new tools being mounted onto boats for the patrols." ...
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Submitter's comment: As opposed to the semiautomatic machine guns we hear so much about?
 

OH: Attorney says Scott A. Smith brought gun to Westlake movie theater for protection
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"An attorney for the man police said carried a gun, knives and multiple rounds of ammunition into a movie theater Saturday claims his client was afraid for his own safety in light of recent shootings and incidents around the country."

"Medina attorney Matthew Bruce represents Scott A. Smith, the man accused of concealing weapons in a satchel before buying a ticket to the 10 p.m. Saturday screening of 'The Dark Knight Rises' at Crocker Park in Westlake."

"A theater manager and police officer questioned Smith about the satchel and he was eventually arrested when a search uncovered a loaded 9mm Glock handgun, four knives and two magazines with 16-17 rounds of ammunition each." ...
 

UK: Olympics spectator with Parkinson's wants 'exoneration' after arrest
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... "Mark Worsfold, 54, a former soldier and martial arts instructor, was arrested on 28 July for a breach of the peace shortly before the cyclists arrived in Redhouse Park, Leatherhead, where he had sat down on a wall to watch the race. Officers from Surrey police restrained and handcuffed him and took him to Reigate police station, saying his behaviour had 'caused concern'."

"'The man was positioned close to a small group of protesters and based on his manner, his state of dress and his proximity to the course, officers made an arrest to prevent a possible breach of the peace,' Surrey police said in a statement." ...
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KABA Note: I was unaware that the Department of Pre-Crime had opened up shop in the U.K.
 

CT: New Haven Bar Prez-to-Be Arrested With Gun in Movie Theater
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"Ah yes. Sung-Ho Hwang decided to take in a late showing of The Dark Knight Rises last night. He also decided – seeing as how the movie wasn’t scheduled to let out until about 1:00 a.m. – that it might be a good idea to pack his pistol. For protection, he said. No problem there, he’s duly licensed in the state Nutmeg State. All well and good, right? Only Sung-Ho doesn’t seem to have the 'concealed' part of concealed carry down very well. Which is why some of the other patrons in the theater were a tad concerned by the man with the gun in the theater . . ." ...
 

MI: Study Second Amendment in historical context (first letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I am writing in response to the the column written by David Kolb, 'The future looks violent with the Second Amendment.'"

"Mr. Kolb refers to the Second Amendment as 'uncharacteristically sloppy legal gobbledy-gook, as clear as mud, the exact meaning of which no one alive today is absolutely certain,' and that the amendment 'stands as the Colossus at the gates of the NRA.'"

"With this statement it is clear Mr. Kolb has never studied the writings of the Founding Fathers who wrote this amendment. Anyone who is intellectually honest and takes the time to study the founders and the Second Amendment can only come to the conclusion that the National Rifle Association’s defense of the amendment is correct." ...
 

AZ: .Do we have will to regulate guns?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"The Second Amendment is not the issue. The question is: Do we want to regulate guns? If we don't, it doesn't matter what the Second Amendment says; we won't regulate them. If we do, we should do so. ..." ...
 

NJ: Right to Security
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"This letter follows up on last week’s column titled 'Providing Ammo for Gun Control.'"

"The Second Amendment says, 'A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, (note the comma) the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.'"

"That is the whole of it, and the truth will bear it out. Every word, every sentence in the Constitution is there to give us our freedom and liberty and protect us from the government, which is the same as ourselves. Every issue is full of smoke and mirrors. I will try to express why this and every word is so important." ...
 

PA: Losing freedom
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.thetruthaboutguns.com

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"I am the 'do-gooder' who believes guns should be only in the hands of a 'well regulated militia' as the Second Amendment says instead of just anybody."

"When the right to bear arms starts to interfere with our freedom to walk into any movie theater, gym, store, restaurant, school, hospital, etc. without being shot at and killed, there is a problem." ...
 

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