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ATF creating 'legal' injustice for FFL fighting revocation
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "The problem with that, sources close to the case tell Gun Rights Examiner, is Brink's then produced proof of service to show ATF gave the court false information, but by that time the hearing was already off the calendar and replaced with another case." ...
 

Sanjay Sanghoee Re-Imagines the Founders’ Intentions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Sickened by yet another shooting (in a gun-free zone, a fact left unmentioned) and the apparent lack of concern shown by the masses, Sanjay Sanghoee has offered up another piece over at HuffPo." ...
 

Recoil Ridiculousness and the Fallacy of Full-Autos
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Full-auto firearms are back in the news again. Thankfully it’s not because of a mass murderer using one (that hasn’t happened since, like, Wounded Knee[1]) but because of the now infamous comment made by RECOIL Magazine’s editor, Jerry Tsai . . ." ...
 

Protecting and Defending: Second Amendment Liberty
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"These famous words in the Bill of Rights have stirred countless emotion and action for centuries: 'A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.'"

"The right to keep and bear arms is what Leadership Institute graduate Phil Watson has devoted his time and talent toward preserving." ...
 

Why Are Northeast Gun Sales Surging?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Firearms ownership statistics are about as easy to read as tea leaves. They should be even harder; the Firearm Owners Protection Act (FOPA) specifically forbids local, state and federal government from maintaining any sort of firearms registry. Someone should tell that to the extra-legal Illinois gun grabbers attempting to create a firearms licensing system. While I’m at it, the FBI’s NICS (National Instant Criminal Background Check System) is a clear infringement on our Fourth Amendment protections against illegal search and seizure; buying a firearm is a lawful act. And the ATF’s dictum that the FFL dealers must keep a log book of purchases . . . you get the idea. Deep breath. Anyway, what does the chart above mean? Well . . ." ...
 

Alex Puts Her Trust In Strangers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Crossing the threshold of self-perceived safety and uncertainty can be tough for some. Attaining your goals at a young age leaves some in a coddled, sterile environment, free of the pressures of living in our hostile, unfamiliar world. ... sometimes you need to break out of your personal green zone to experience life from the viewpoint of those you’d never normally be found with in public. These are the kind of stranger-in-a-strange-land impressions you frequently find in media accounts of anti-gun types dishing up a bit of exposure therapy and heading to their local gun range. I normally avoid these pieces with their, 'Oh my God, people are so different…and they have guns!' slant. However . . ." ...
 

Does This Doctor Really Know Best?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"What do you say to a highly respected doctor and researcher, a man who made significant, measurable improvements in the medical field, a top administrator who’s globally respected, when he says that everyone should turn in their guns? You say, 'no,' of course . . ."

"Dr. George Lundberg, MD, recently penned an editorial asking all gun owners to turn in their guns to their local police department. Lundberg’s no small-town doc. He has impressive credentials and a history of working to make things better for doctors and patients. He’s even credited with bringing the industry’s largest journal – JAMA – back from the brink during his tenure as its editor. This is a guy whose name is perennially in the hat for Surgeon General." ...
 

The Racist Roots of Gun Control
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Gun control in America, and in many other nations as well, has long had a racist component to it. Keeping 'undesirables' from owning, possessing and using firearms has long been the goal of gun control proponents both then and now."

"Some don’t even bother with 'dog whistle' comments exposing their bigotry."

"Recently, the Violence Policy Center released a study that said, 'Successful efforts to reduce America’s black homicide toll must put a focus on reducing access to firearms.'"

"Racists and bigots of all stripes support gun control." ...
 

Question of the Day: Do Firearms Owners Face Discrimination?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"John writes:"

"I had a conversation with a coworker at a fast-food minimum wage job that I’m currently working. We were talking about general hobbies, and since I just bought a new Ruger 10/22, I decided to mention that my new purchase. The reaction I got was a little disturbing to say the least . . ." ...
 

Random Thoughts About Groupon, James Bond and Ruger’s Karmic Debt
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"After the Midnight Movie Massacre in Aurora, Groupon announced they would no longer accept advertisers providing firearms training. (Much to the chagrin of Armed Response). As you may already know, Google AdWords and Google Shopping have a no-firearms policy. As does Bing’s shopping search engine. You never see a firearms-related products advertised in the main TV networks or a general interest magazine. Some companies providing public wireless service block firearms websites (e.g. the hospital tending Dan’s mother in St. Louis). Make no mistake: the gun rights fight is a multi-front, multi-national culture war." ...
 

NSSF Changes SHOT Show Media Day Formula
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Last year, we intrepid reporters made it out to the desert near Las Vegas for the SHOT Show Media Range Day. It was billed as an opportunity for the press to get a peek at the newest gear and guns coming out and get some experience handling them. In reality it was more like an excuse for SHOT show exhibitors to bring their friends and goof off on the range. In other words, it was overcrowded and we couldn’t get as much trigger time with the guns as we would have liked. This year, things will be different…" ...
 

Cosmopolitan goes guns for Pitt; what will liberal Seattle think?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Respondents to an unscientific poll about guns in the home that is currently underway online with Cosmopolitan might be sending a signal about why anti-gunners – exemplified, it would seem, by much of Seattle’s 'progressive' population – are a bit out of touch with the rest of American civilization."

"Don't all Seattle liberal women read Cosmopolitan? They sure don’t read TheGunMag.com, Guns & Ammo, Gun World or American Handgunner."

"The catalyst for this survey was an interview with aging heartthrob Brad Pitt in the British Daily Mail. ..." ...
 

New Explanation for Gun Sales Surge: Baby Boomers Go Bang (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Gun sales are up. NICS background checks are up. Firearms carry permit applications are up. TTAG’s readership numbers are up. The whole damn firearms industry is experiencing unprecedented priapism, a trend that started just before President Obama’s election and continued right through to 20 minutes ago. In previous posts we’ve suggested a perfect storm of reasons: the post-Heller decision rollback of gun restrictions, an resurgent gun culture (aided and abetted by the Internet and videogames), common sense and ye olde fear of gun grabbing. Here’s one I missed. ..."
 

5.11 Tactical publishes infographic highlighting various states' concealed carry policies
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"49 states have passed laws allowing citizens to carry a concealed weapon (CCW). This law makes it perfectly legal for citizens to carry certain concealed weapons holstered to your belt or ankle, in a purse, or a pocket."

"Illinois and the District of Columbia are the only No-Issue jurisdictions in the country where it is illegal to carry any type of concealed weapon."

"The following infographic created by 5.11 Tactical clearly highlights each type of CCW license the state's policies:" ...
 

Cutting Through the Hype of the Defensive .410 Revolver; Reviews of the Taurus Judge (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"David Higginbotham, of Guns.com, has an excellent write up that cuts through some of the hype of small, .410 revolvers for self defense."

"Generally, we tend to agree with his findings. The Judge is a neat conversation piece, a unique plinker, and a very good snake gun, but given the availability of other, more capable self defense guns at the same price point, it’s hard to actually recommend the Judge in a solely self defense role." ...

"Finally, Youtube mega reviewer Hickok45 puts the Judge through it’s paces in this video" ...
 

Gun Review: McMillan Tactical Hunter
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"A lot of hunting in the United States happens within 100 yards of the shooter, especially where I come from. Tree stands and scent masking potions are more important than an accurate rifle; a Mosin Nagant is good enough to take the shot in these situations. For large swaths of the country—where cover is scarce and targets are many hundreds of yards away—accuracy and energy are key to taking down that game. Those longer ranges are where the traditional choices for a hunting rifle start to fail . . ." ...
 

Slide Fire Stock: This IS the Machine Gun You’re Looking For (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"I admit it: I was skeptical. An ATF-legal stock that transforms an AR from a semi-automatic rifle to a fully automatic machine gun? To paraphrase the B52′s immortal hit Planet Claire, WELL IT DOESN’T! Otherwise, it wouldn’t be legal would it? What the Slide Fire stock does is make a semi-auto’s trigger very, very fast. So fast, in fact, that the difference between a rifle so equipped and one with a giggle switch is relatively unimportant. ..."
 

Handl Defense Makes Replacement Aluminum Lower for SCAR-17S, Takes Standard PMAGs
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"When I reviewed the SCAR 17s, one of the major complaints I had was about the magazine. Its a proprietary design, and as such makes buying spare mags both expensive and difficult. Thankfully, a company called Handl Defense has come up with a new aluminum lower receiver or the SCAR 17S that takes regular PMAGs, and can be shipped straight to your door. You heard me right — a lower that can be shipped to your door." ...
 

Gun Review: Henry AR-7 Survival Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"If I could, I’d carry an eight-gauge shotgun loaded with 00 buck. Unfortunately, that would be like walking into a singles bar with Adeline Mocke. That’s why I pack a snubby .38 or a sub-compact 9mm. ... Done. In terms of rifles, there’s Henry Repeating Arms’ iteration of the USAF’s AR-7 survival rifle. Or should I say Eugene Stoner’s? The man who brought unto the world the AR also unleashed this go-anywhere rifle. Now brought to you in .22LR by the same folks whose lever guns put Marlin to shame (literally). The eight-shot Henry U.S. Survival AR-7 isn’t the most powerful, modular or capacious rifle, but it’s the long gun you’re most likely to carry when carrying a long gun is a PITA . . ." ...
 

 

Some Thoughts on the H&K MP7A1
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"What with the recent article in RECOIL on the H&K MP7 and the resulting internet backlash, I figured I would give you guys a little insight into my experiences with that firearm. A few months ago I had the opportunity to fire an MP7A1 at the NDIA live fire demonstration (Joe Grine pictured above having some fun before I stepped to the line), and I have to admit that I came away with some mixed feelings . . ." ...
 

Make Gun Cleaning Easy With Frog Lube
Submitted by: Shades of Gray Tactical
Website: http://www.shadez-of-gray.com

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"At Shades of Gray we all use frog lube, and honestly we have been looking forward to doing the full review of the product. Many shooters and retailers have already reviewed Frog Lube, but we wanted to put it to our own tests. After using Frog Lube on a number of different handguns as well as many different rifles and shotguns putting thousands of rounds through the guns to test the lubricant and preservative we have compiled our results. First let’s overview what exactly Frog Lube is and how it works." ...
 

Gun Test: Glock 32 Gen4 Versatile .357 SIG Performer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"A mating of the 'compact' size Glock pistol with the .357 SIG cartridge, the Glock 32 is seen as an enthusiast’s pistol, not as a contender in the handgun popularity sweepstakes. The fact is its lower sales figures placed it so far down in the Glock pecking order it’s only now getting the Gen4 factory update. To appreciate the G32 Gen4, we have to look at its configuration and its cartridge as well as the new features." ...
 

.308 Battle Rifle That Fits in a Suitcase? The Takedown 308 Paratus Battle Rifle (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Have you ever felt the need for a full size, .308 caliber, semi auto battle rifle that can fit in a suitcase and be deployed from said suitcase in 50 seconds? Well then the Paratus Battle Rifle is for you."

"The rifle is made by DRD Tactical and fits into a custom 16″x16″x10″ case which holds the rifle, 2 magazines, shooting glasses and an optic." ...
 

.38 Special vs. .38 Special +p vs. .357 Magnum (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"I decided that I wanted to try out some different types of ammunition in my SP101 to see how they felt, and if there was any truth to it not being worth shooting .357 magnum in a small revolver. Now, the SP101 isn't your typical 'small' revolver. It actually has a fair bit of heft to it, which helps considerably I am sure."

"I had a box of Federal .38 Special LRN in the range bag already, so I tossed in a box of my carry load, Federal 158gr LSWCHP +p and a box of BVAC 158 LSWC .357 Magnum. The BVAC load is actually a little on the weak side for a .357 magnum at only an advertised 1002 fps. ... The standard pressure .38 special comes in 770 fps and the .38 special +p comes in at 890 fps. ..." ...
 

Gun Coatings: Cerakote
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Everyone has Cerakote on their guns nowadays, but what is Cerakote? Is it really the wave of the future in the gun coatings industry?"

"You’re in luck: NetGunsmith is ready to tell you all about it give you our opinion of its usefulness; and get a good picture as to whether or not Cerakote makes sense for you and your guns." ...
 

Where have all the Spam Cans Gone?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"I have a deep and abiding love for the AK-47. I'm a child of the Cold War (the end of it, at least) and the banana clip, as I grew up calling the AK's magazine, was as iconic as the banana seat I had on my Huffy dirt-bike. ..."

"So I was more than excited to get an Arsenal AK in for review. I assumed it would be easy to find surplus ammo."

"There's plenty of 7.62x39 available. There are more options now than there have ever been. But the pipeline that kept the old communist warehouses filled with mil-spec 7.62x39--what the Soviets called M43, or M67 have certainly slowed down."

"What happened to all of the true surplus 7.62x39?" ...
 

Gun Review: Wise Lite Arms KP-44 pistol
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"During WWII, a number of countries developed lightweight, simply-constructed submachine guns. One of these was the Soviet PPS 43, which fired the 7.62x25mm Tokarev round."

"Well, sometime shortly after the development of this SMG, the Finnish army got their hands on one, reversed-engineered it, and then chambered it for the 9x19mm cartridge ... (Curiously, the PPS-43 had been a simplified version of the Soviet PPS-41, which itself was a reverse-engineered Finnish Suomi KP/ 31). The Finns called this new gun the KP-44, and it proved very popular and quite functional. And since it proved both popular and functional, quite a few were produced over the years. Enough so that there are a fair number of the things around ..." ...
 

Steyr's back! Win an AUG A3 at the 2012 Bullpup Shoot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Steyr Arms is currently distributing the first batch of new Steyr AUG A3 rifles manufactured in the Trussville, Ala., built with both U.S.-made parts as well as with Steyr's famous Austrian cold hammer-forged barrels and tulip-style muzzle break[sic]."

"People who have placed pre-orders for these new AUG A3 bullpups have reserved the entire first batch of rifles, which are currently shipping to dealers. But you don't have to wait if you want to lay hands on one if you go to the 2012 Bullpup Shoot late this month in Park City, Ky. Steyr is one of the sponsors of this year's Bullpup Shoot and will be bringing guns and hosting a special training session with Wes Doss of the Kyber Interactive Associates company." ...
 

AZ: Amendment needed for protection against guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Last month, my letter stating the reasons for a constitutional amendment to slow the proliferation of guns in our communities drew four frenzied responses from the gun culture directed at me personally." ...
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Submitter's Note: Original letter available here.
 

Bracken: What I Saw At The Coup
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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... "One of right-wing hate radio’s loudest and most poisonous voices was conducting an embarrassing public feud with our press secretary. The President had trapped himself in a seeming contradiction. The video and audio were both damning, and one must admit, very funny—if one’s goal was to make the President look and sound like a liar and a fool. The Youtube videos were getting millions of hits; the TV comics were not letting it go. ..."

"I said something offhandedly to Dennis. 'I just wish we could get rid of those bastards, once and for all.'"

"He stared at me for a long time ... and then he said, 'Actually, Jacinda, there is sort of a plan for that.'"

"'What do you mean, 'a plan for that'?'" ...
 

Gray State
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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... "The world reels with the turmoil of war, geological disaster, and economic collapse, while Americans continue to submerge themselves in illusions of safety and immunity. While rights are sold for security, the federal government, swollen with power, begins a systematic takeover of liberty in order to bring about a New World Order."

"Americans, quarantined to militarized districts, become a population ripe for tyrannical control."

"Fearmongering, terrorism, police state, martial law, war, arrest, internment, hunger, oppression, violence, resistance – these are the new terms by which Americans define their existence. ..."

"This is the backdrop to an unfolding story of resistance." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

Incendiary Image of the Day: Total RECOIL Edition
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"The Henry Repeating Arms lever action gun was late to the Civil War. The U.S. Army never adopted the rifle. But it did see action via soldiers’ personal purchase. Unfortunately, that was the conflict where soldiers invented trench warfare. Ever try cocking a lever gun from a prone position with bullets whizzing above your head? Even more unfortunate (depending on your perspective): Native Americans used Henrys to eliminate General George C. Custer and his troops at the Battle of Little Big Horn. Still, point taken. If it’s good enough for the military it’s good enough for civilians ..."
 

Want to Write for TTAG? Here’s How
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"One of the things that I noticed in the feedback that we’ve been getting from the survey is that there are a TON of aspiring writers out there, and all of you want a shot as a writer on TTAG. Well, there’s good news: we can make that happen. ..." ...
 

Free TTAG “Your Business Just Lost Money Today” Gun Rights Cards
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Whose idea was it, exactly, to add the word 'common sense' to 'gun control'? Common sense has nothing to do with it. For example, common sense says bad guys prefer to work in a gun-free zone. It’s safer. You know: for them. If you think about it (a bit of an oxymoron when you’re talking about common sense but stay with me), the less gun-free zones in any given community the greater the chances that the bad guys will attack in the ones that remain. …"
 

Seattleites, NW gun owners outraged at Libya killings
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"Seattle Times readers and Northwest gun rights activists are outraged at the murder of the U.S. ambassador to Libya yesterday in what some are asserting was a coordinated attack coinciding with the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attack, and on one gun rights chat list, massive retaliation is warranted."

"'We seriously need to just open up a glowing Glass factory over there,' wrote one member of the 1911 Tech Talk chat group." ...
 

GA: Father and Son Exchange Gunfire With Burglars; Both Homeowners and 1 Suspect Were Shot (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A father and his adult son in Stockbridge, GA came home to find two men burglarizing their house. Upon being interupted the burglars opened fire on the homeowners. Both homeowners were hit, but one of the homeowners was armed and managed to return fire, striking one of the suspects."

"The suspect who was hit checked himself into an area hospital for treatment for a gunshot wound. Police believe they may also have a lead on 3 other suspects that may have been involved in the incident." ...
 

AZ: Phoenix Homeowner Unloads Birdshot into Would-be Robber (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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... "Whoo – talk about scary. Most people use a cup of joe to wake up, but there’s nothing quite like a home invasion to get you alert and pumped at nine in the morning."

"So, that’s when the homeowner grabbed his shotgun and went around his house to confront the would-be robbers. The homeowner fired at least one shot, striking one of the robbers in the leg with bird shot."

"The thieves wisely fled. After all, three criminals are pretty intimidating, but nothing levels the playing field quite like a loaded shotgun. The police caught up to the robbers a few minutes later and threw them in cuffs. ..." ...
 

MO: Homeowner Catches Three Car Thieves, Held Them at Gunpoint Until Police Arrived (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"A MO man is being considered a hero by people in his community after he caught three people who were breaking into cars in his neighborhood."

"The homeowner held the suspected thieves at gunpoint until police arrived, but police were forced to release the men due to lack of evidence." ...
 

IN: Homeowner Shoots 1 of 2 Intruders, Suspects Caught When They Ran Right Into a Rape Crime Scene (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to WISHTV, an IN homeowner shot and injured 1 of 2 men who broke into this home. Despite taking a close range gunshot to the arm, the wounded suspect still managed to help his partner in crime carry away a 55″ flat screen TV as they fled the home."

"However, these criminals weren’t going to get away that easily. The suspected burglars ran right into the middle of a rape crime scene swarming with police ..." ...
 

KY: Lexington, KY Homeowner Shoots At, Scares Off Daytime Intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"A homeowner in Lexington, KY surprised an intruder who was trying to enter his home around 4pm. The homeowner fired several shots at the suspected burglar, and it is not believed the intruder was hit. The intruder fled the scene once the shooting started." ...
 

LA: NOLA Homeowner Still Without Power Shoots Looter in the Face
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to WWLTV.com, a homeowner in New Orleans, LA, who was still without power when this incident happened (Sept 4), was forced to defend his home from looters. The homeowner heard someone trying to enter the home and armed himself. When the would be intruder did enter the home, the homeowner shot them in the face. The bullet traveled through their face and lodged in their shoulder. Police say the intruder is in stable condition." ...
 

Top 5 Self Defense Stories in the Last 30 days
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"In this post we’re going to highlight 5 of the top self defense stories to take place in the last few weeks."

"Some of these you’ve probably read (here or elsewhere), but some you may have missed." ...
 

Brad Pitt Protective of Angelina Jolie, Kids - Touts Gun Ownership
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Angelina Jolie's husband to-be Brad Pitt is a fan of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, the actor has revealed he 'doesn't feel safe' without a gun."

"The 'Killing Them Softly' actor is protective of his fiancee Angelina Jolie, and the children they raise - Maddox, 11, Pax, nine, Zahara, seven, Shiloh, six, and four-year-old twins Knox and Vivienne - and feels owning a weapon is 'in his DNA' as an American." ...
 

Learning to Appreciate Gun Rights the Hard Way
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.TheTruthAboutGuns.com

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"'I thought they’d jump right up from the table and shoot me.' That’s how Nikki Goeser describes her childhood fear of guns. But she’s not afraid of them any more, even after seeing her husband shot to death. In fact, it was that trauma that turned her into the Carrie Nation-like gun rights and concealed carry advocate she is today. It’s also why she’s telling stores, bars and restaurants that prohibit her from packing heat why they won’t be seeing any of her samolians . . ." ...
 

Brad Pitt Comes Out in Support of Gun Rights Days After Building $400k For Angelina Jolie
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"Just a few days after it was announced that Brad Pitt built a $400,000 shooting range for Angelina Jolie, Pitt has now publicly come out in support of gun rights."

"Pitt tells British magazine Live (in response to more gun control following the Colorado movie shooting), 'I absolutely don’t believe you can put sanctions or shackles on what is made. Nor do I want to pretend the world is different than what we witnessed that night… America is a country founded on guns. It’s in our DNA. It’s very strange but I feel better having a gun. I really do. I don’t feel safe, I don’t feel the house is completely safe, if I don’t have one hidden somewhere. That’s my thinking, right or wrong.'" ...
 

Nikki Goeser Adds What the Reporter Left Out
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"Yesterday we posted a story about Nikki Goeser’s efforts to get Tennessee retailers to take down their ‘no guns allowed’ signs. While we picked it up at the Democrat and Chronicle’s web site, she’d originally given the story to Bobby Allyn at her home town paper, The Tennessean. But hold onto your hats…it turns out that when Allyn wrote the story of Nikki and the loss of her husband, some of the important parts were left on the cutting room floor . . ." ...
 

Five reasons to carry full-capacity magazines
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"Minutes before lunatic [Tucson shooter] began his mayhem in Arizona, the issue of a Federal high capacity ammunition magazine ban was a complete political non-starter. Obama didn’t go near it when he had Democratic majorities and he certainly wouldn’t have tried it after the election rout of 2010. High cap bans were simply not possible. Add to this the pro-self defense victories in the U.S. Supreme Court’s Heller and McDonald decisions, and the door to magazine bans seemed both locked and barred ..."

"And then came [redacted]. And the gun grabbing vultures circled and landed. We now face a replay of the hysteria that brought us the so-called 'Assault Weapons' Ban (and the included magazine bans) of the Clinton years. ..." ...
 

Gun Rights: Why the UK is a Lost Cause
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"Earlier this week we ran an update on a Leicestershire couple arrested for shooting burglars with their registered shotgun. The couple were released without charge. It’s one of those ‘win the battle lose the war’ deals. For all the crowing about the rights of the average British subject to defend themselves against criminals triggered by the arrest, for all the public satisfaction when Mr. and Mrs. Ferrie were freed from the fear of prosecution, the truth is the UK continues to deny their populace the ability to defend their lives and property through force of arms. In terms of self-defense, the country remains a gun-free zone. Remember that . . ." ...
 

VA: Virginia moves to allow ambulance crews to carry guns
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"Continuing the general regulatory trend started by Governor Mark Warner (D), and continued by Governor Bob McDonnell (R), Virginia is continuing to strike more state regulations banning gun carry. This time it's Old Domination ambulance crews who will regain their right to bear arms." ...
 

SC: Water Cooler Wars: Online Gun Permits - training required (first item)
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"I’ve had a healthy obsession with firearms, their history and the way they operate for the better part of the last decade, and I’ve taken great joy in spending time at the gun range. I support a person’s Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms. I don’t think this amendment should be subverted or changed in any way, which is why the stance I’m about to take on concealed-weapons permits might surprise you."

"I have read some alarming things about online concealed-weapons classes over the past couple of weeks. I don’t disagree with a person’s right to carry a firearm on their person, but if that person chooses to shoulder such a huge responsibility he should be required to be as informed and well trained as possible. ..." ...
 

Fast And Furious IG Report, The Hearings, And A Whitewash
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... "The Inspector General is also allowing Justice Department officials to read the report and provide comments/objections before it is released. It is this last part which concerns former Justice Department attorney J. Christian Adams. He believes a 'fix' is in and notes that the Inspector General never allowed any Bush-era DOJ appointees this opportunity. He suggests that the Oversight Committee ask to see the draft report as it existed before Eric Holder and his minions got a hold of it. I think this is a worthwhile suggestion that will probably be ignored."

"Adams believes that this report will be just another whitewash of Obama's political appointees at DOJ." ...
 

SC: Water Cooler Wars: Online Gun Permits - If you own it, carry it (second item)
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"As much as Michael is a fan of guns is probably about as much as I don’t really care about guns one way or the other. Do I think people should be carrying around an arsenal of weapons ranging from small firearms up to automatic assault weapons? Probably not. Do I care if someone wants to own a handful of guns because they think it will make them feel safer? Certainly not."

"Personally, the only reason I would own a gun or two would be because I fear the zombie apocalypse or because I expect the entire world to descend into martial law one day where water is currency and I need to protect my family farm from the looters and hoarders who would try to come and get my water and supplies. ..." ...
 

Long-awaited 'Furious' report places blame on ATF, Justice
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"Dozens of senior-level U.S. government officials turned a blind eye to public safety as they pursued an ill-conceived and poorly managed investigation into gun trafficking in Mexico, according to a long-awaited inspector general's report on Operation Fast and Furious."

"Portions of the Justice Department IG report, which has not been made public, were obtained exclusively by Fox News Channel." ...
 

Readers Recoil from RECOIL Magazine
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"RECOIL magazine has set the Internets ablaze with outrage. The firearms fraternity is fired-up at the gun mag’s MP7AI article. Specifically, the following: 'Like we mentioned before, the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of.' TTAG writer Rob Pincus—and about a billion other pro-Second Amendment types—would like a word with RECOIL writer Jerry Tsai and his ballistic brethren about this. But first, here’s Tsai’s attempt to tamp-down the conflagration. Like so many mealy-mouthed mea culpas, Tsai ends up fanning the flames . . ." ...
 

RECOIL Editor Apologizes [Again] for Statements in MP7A1 Article
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"RECOIL magazine angered the gun rights community with an article on the Heckler & Koch MP7A1. Writer/editor Jerry Tsai wrote 'the MP7A1 is unavailable to civilians and for good reason. We all know that’s technology no civvies should ever get to lay their hands on. This is a purpose-built weapon with no sporting applications to speak of.' Tsai attempted to muffle the howls of righteous indignation via social media, posting an 'explanation' on the Internet. That didn’t go well. [Click here to read Tsai's first go and TTAG writer and gun guru Rob Pincus' response.] Minutes ago, the editor of RECOIL magazine published a formal apology for the article on RECOIL’s Facebook page. Make the jump for the new text in full…" ...
 

Magpul Shuns RECOIL
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"Would it be churlish of me to point out that The Truth About Guns is solidly pro-Second Amendment…although we will publish anti-2A pieces from guest authors (a.k.a., 'fresh meat')? Dan at GunUp.com is ready to sing the praises (i.e. take the money and run an ad) of a website that gets more readers in three days than ANY glossy gunzine gets in a month. Meanwhile, Magpul is giving RECOIL magazine a Bronx cheer for its 'no sporting purpose' prevarication on its Heckler & Koch MP7A1 review. In other words, Magpul’s decided not to re-up on ads inside the buff book. The 'Unfair Advantage' folks' Facebook statement reads . . ." ...
 

H&K Hangs RECOIL Magazine Out to Dry
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"In the continuing saga of the RECOIL Magazine anti-2A flap (where a supposedly pro-gun magazine argued that a gun was 'too dangerous' for civilians) it seems that H&K has finally added their two cents to the situation. The observant among you may have noticed that RECOIL editor Jerry Tsai tried to pass off the comments as something that H&K told him…" ...
 

RECOIL Magazine and the Second Amendment
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"In RECOIL Magazine‘s latest issue, issue #4, RECOIL features the HK MP7A1, a Personal Defense Weapon (PDW) made by the Heckler & Koch (HK). The MP7A1 is smaller than a conventional submachine gun with rifle capabilities firing the HK developed 4.6 x 30mm round which is capable of defeating most conventionally used body armor."

"Well in typical HK fashion, the MP7A1 will not be sold to civilians, which should not surprise anyone familiar with HK’s history. What might surprise you, however, is that RECOIL Magazine editor Jerry Tsai agrees with HK. In his MP7A1 write-up, he had this to say." ...
 

Panteao Productions, Silencerco, ITS Tactical, Hayley Strategic Partners Recoil from Recoil
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"The exodus begins. In the wake of Recoil’s 'some guns are just too dangerous for the unwashed masses' review of the H&K MP7A1, online training provider Panteao Productions has decided to cut bait with the now toxic magazine. They clearly don’t want to stand too close to a media partner that has an acrid, Zumboesque odor about them. And who could blame them? Pantaeo prez and CEO Fernando Coelho has issued a statement announcing that they’ve cancelled all scheduled ads with Recoil, both online and on dead tree. He says the mag needs to '(change) their view on firearm ownership and the Second Amendment,' ... Make the jump for Paneao’s full statement, as well as Silencerco’s Dear John letter . . ." ...
 

GOP Official National Platform Document Includes Support For “Stand Your Ground” Legislation
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"Buried in the minutia that is the official Republican Party’s national platform lies this little nugget of information, 'We support the fundamental right to self-defense wherever a law-abiding citizen has a legal right to be….'"

"It’s good to see the GOP take a public stand on being pro self defense as opposed to copping out with the tired, old support for guns under the 'sporting and hunting' guise." ...
 

NSSF: Democratic Platform ‘Commonsense Improvements’ Brings Back ‘Assault Weapons’ Ban, Gun Show Loophole Arguments
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"The 2012 Democratic National Convention released its party platform this week and it quickly drew fire from several points of the political spectrum for its statement on the Second Amendment and firearms ownership. As we did with the corresponding Republican platform section, we include it in its entirety:" ...
 

U.N. "Programme of Action" Targets Civilian Gun Owners
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"Gun owners hoping the failure of the United Nations Arms Trade Treaty in July would finally convince the UN to respect our rights shouldn’t hold their breath. Just a month after treaty negotiations broke down, on August 27 the UN convened its two-week-long Second Review Conference of the UN Programme of Action on Small Arms and Light Weapons." ...
 

Feinstein, Democratic Party Get Head Start on Gun Ban Anniversary
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"September 13th marks the eight-year anniversary of the expiration of the federal 'assault weapon' and 'large' ammunition magazine ban of 1994-2004. While gun owners have been preparing to celebrate by going to three-gun competitions, doing some recreational target practice, taking carbine classes, or zeroing their ARs to get ready for hunting season, their detractors have been busy too." ...
 

United Nations Launches First Small Arms Control “Standards”
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"In late August, an umbrella organization of 23 separate U.N. agencies known as the Coordinating Action on Small Arms (CASA) adopted the first portion of International Small Arms Control Standards (ISACS). ..."

"An Experts Reference Group (ERG), which included a small number of professionals with firearms experience, including Richard Patterson, managing director of the Sporting Arms and Ammunition Manufacturers Institute (SAAMI), provided constructive criticisms on the first draft text of these modules. A second draft, however, revealed that numerous issues identified by the ERG had not been addressed, a fundamental violation of the legitimate standard-setting process." ...
 

Gun Grab: Obama Justice Department Ends Due Process
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"The Justice Department has granted the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) the power to seize and administratively forfeit property under the guise of controlling substance abuse."

"The ruling grants the ATF power to take property from people that have not been charged or convicted of a crime."

"The Washington Times gives an example of forfeit and seizure abuse in the case of James Lieto a business owner that had $392,000 seized because he hired an armored car company that was under a federal investigation to transport money for his business." ...
 

TX: Dallas Deputy Suspended for Arresting Motorcyclist with Head Cam
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"The Dallas Sheriff’s deputy who arrested a motorcyclist on Memorial Day after he refused to hand over his video camera as evidence against other bikers was suspended today for more than a month without pay, which is more punishment than we normally see in these incidents."

"Deputy James Westbrook will serve a 38-day unpaid suspension for pulling over Chris Moore, then telling him he was going to seize his helmet camera as evidence against other bikers, some who were apparently speeding and driving recklessly."

"When Moore reminded him he had no right to seize the camera, Moore arrested him for an obstructed license plate." ...
 

AZ: Quartzsite fires Police Chief Jeff Gilbert for negligence and misconduct
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"The town of Quartzsite is looking for a new police chief after firing theirs."

"According to a press release , Jeff Gilbert was fired Tuesday for gross negligence and willful misconduct." ...
 

LA: Assistant chief suspended over Felix case
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"The town’s Board of Alderman voted unanimously late Tuesday to suspend the assistant police chief with pay amid allegations of wrongdoing, including unlawful arrests, in the search for a 15-year-old girl believed to be alive while the Lafayette Parish Sheriff’s Office is taking over the investigation." ...
 

IL: Jury will decide if deputies used excessive force in woman's arrest
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"Jurors in Madison County Circuit Judge David Hylla's court will decide this week if deputies from the Madison County Sheriff's department used excessive force when they arrested a 20-year-old Macoupin County woman six years ago after suspecting her of drinking and driving."

"Opening arguments started Tuesday in Kelsi Baker's case against the Madison County Sheriff's Department for using a taser on her when she was found in an Alton man's driveway at 1:42 a.m. on Feb. 20, 2006."

"Baker is suing the sheriff's department and deputies Jeremy Stumpf and Stewart Stiverson for more than $50,000 after they allegedly tased her no less than 10 times during her arrest." ...
 

NY: New Rochelle Police Officer Arrested in Sex Sting
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"A New Rochelle police officer was arrested for allegedly trying to send a sexually explicit video to an undercover investigator posing as a 15-year-old girl."

"Westchester County District Attorney Janet DiFiore said Matthew Melillo, 31, of North Avenue, was charged with attempted disseminating indecent material to a minor, a class 'E' felony." ...
 

FL: Tarnished badges: Opa-locka’s troubled police force
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... "When the FBI launched a sting at the notorious drug den, and later tied its players to a fatal 2010 armored car heist, they discovered to their surprise that one of the alleged operatives at the helm of the Back Blues narcotics ring was an Opa-locka police captain."

"Capt. Arthur Balom, 44, accepted bribes, provided the armored car killer with a bulletproof vest and helped sabotage the FBI’s drug sting, according to allegations made in court documents." ...
 

NY: NYPD Arrest Man for Video Recording Them, Then Attempt to Delete Footage (video available)
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"New York City police arrested a man in the subway for video recording them making a pair of arrests Friday night."

"Diego Ibañez said they made him a deal where if he would delete the footage, they wouldn’t take him to jail, but they apparently tried to delete it, even though they failed."

"Ibañez posted the video on Facebook with the following description:" ...
 

TX: Texas Police Kill Unarmed Man Before Confiscating Witness Camera and Deleting Images
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"Police in Texas shot an unarmed man 41 times, then turned around and confiscated another man’s camera after he started taking photos and shooting video of the bloody aftermath."

"Dallas-area cops then deleted the man’s footage before returning the camera four days later."

"Now police from two agencies are vowing to do a 'complete investigation,' ..."

"But so far, the partial investigation has determined that Garland police officer Patrick Tuter lied in his initial report when he claimed that suspect Michael Vincent Allen backed his truck into the patrol car, causing the cop to fear for his life and leaving him no choice but to fire 41 times, meaning he reloaded at least once." ...
 

WA: Report slams how shootings by King County deputies are investigated
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"The King County Sheriff's Office needs a new review board, possibly with a citizen member, to improve serious flaws in the way it examines shootings by its deputies, according to a highly critical report to be presented Tuesday to the Metropolitan King County Council."

"Decisions by the sheriff's Shooting Review Board have displayed an 'absence of serious deliberation and explicit reasoning,' says the 70-page report prepared by Merrick Bobb, the head of a Los Angeles-based consulting firm who is considered one of the nation's leading experts on police accountability." [emphasis added] ...
 

CA: Fresno Officer Accused of Rape Pleads Not Guilty (video available)
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"34-year-old William Wyatt plead not guilty in court Wednesday. His attorney says he's confident wyatt will be found innocent. He claims the encounter between Wyatt and the former police officer was consensual."

"It was a quick court appearance for William Wyatt. The 34-year-old Fresno Police officer is accused of raping a former Reedley Police officer while she was unconscious, two years ago. Wyatt plead not guilty." ...
 

UT: Former sheriff’s deputy loses badge for drunk driving
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"A former Tooele County Sheriff’s Office deputy has had his law enforcement credentials suspended for driving drunk."

"Kenneth Marshall, a 17-year veteran of the Tooele County Sheriff’s Office, had his police credentials suspended for one year by the Police Officer Standards and Training (POST) Council at their quarterly meeting Monday. Marshall was stopped by a Utah Highway Patrol trooper in Salt Lake County on May 31, 2011, who determined him to be driving under the influence." ...
 

AL: Piedmont officer fired following political scandal
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"A Piedmont police officer has been fired after finishing third in last month's election for mayor."

"Piedmont police Chief Steven Tidwell said officer Tony Williams was discharged for numerous violations of department policies, including conduct unbecoming an officer. He declined to release details." ...
 

MI: Family wants action after officer guns down family pet (video available)
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"A local family is still shocked after what happened to their beloved pet. They say their dog was shot and killed at the hands of a police officer."

"The shooting happened Saturday in St. Louis, Mich., in Gratiot County."

"Lori Walmsley, a neighbor of the family who lost their pet, says she saw the incident." ...
 

NC: SBI investigating former NC drug detective
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"SBI investigators are probing the Albemarle Police Department over allegations a former drug detective may have taken evidence from crime scenes."

"Detective Roger "Junior" Ridenhour resigned from his position in April after SBI launched an investigation into his actions."

"Ridenhour's former partner, Officer Jamie Pope, is now suing the city over claims he was wrongfully terminated after he reported Ridenhour to the SBI." ...
 

Gun sellers: It’s too easy for criminals to get weapons
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survey said they believe it’s too easy for criminals to get their hands on guns."

"Believed to be the first of its kind, the survey conducted in 2011 by the UCD Violence Prevention Program begins to paint a picture of the gun sales industry."

"Gun dealers agreed with the statement about criminals somewhat more often than pawnbrokers, as did those who responded the survey who were from a corporate or multi-location selling operation." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who suggests: Now ask them if they'd like more restrictions on their businesses and heavier penalties if they make a misstep.
 

NJ: Mayor of NJ's capital arrested in corruption probe
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"The mayor of New Jersey's capital city has been released from federal custody on $150,000 bond after being arrested on a charge of corruption."

"Trenton Mayor [and Mayors Against Illegal Guns member] Tony Mack said nothing as he left the federal courthouse in Trenton on Monday afternoon. His attorney also declined to comment on the case brought against Mack in an FBI sting operation."

"Mack was arrested early Monday at his home. He is charged with accepting bribes in return for his help getting a would-be developer a cut-rate deal on city-owned land."

"He stared at me for a long time ... and then he said, 'Actually, Jacinda, there is sort of a plan for that. ..." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who asks: Why are so many anti-gun mayors criminals?
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Foundation named NRA Top 10 Recruiter for 2011
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"The National Rifle Association has announced that Buckeye Firearms Foundation is among the top 10 NRA membership recruiters in the 'club' category with 569 members to its credit for 2011." ...
 

OH: Beavercreek High School Grad new Ohio Wildlife Officer
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"Ryan Shock is a 2005 Beavercreek High School graduate. He was one of the eleven cadets who graduated June 29, 2012 from the Ohio Division of Wildlife Cadet Academy. He is now commissioned as a Wildlife Officer and assigned to Hamilton County. His journey from a youth to a Wildlife Officer started with his family and experiences growing up in Greene County. The journey included an Associate Degree in Law Enforcement Police Science from Sinclair plus serving in the US Army Reserve as an MP including deployments to Afghanistan." ...
 

OH: Greene County Fish and Game to hold machine gun shoot
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"The Greene County Fish and Game Association with Peabody Sports LLC will hold their first machine gun shoot on Sept 30. The location is the ranges at the Greene County Fish & Game Association, 1538 Union Road, Xenia, OH 45385"

"Participants must be 16 years of age and older. Any participants under 21 must have a parent's signature. The event will be held over two sessions from 1:30-3:30pm and 4:30-6:30pm." ...
 

NY: Most New Yorkers Favor Stricter Gun Laws, Poll Finds
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"Following mass shootings this summer in Colorado and Wisconsin, a majority of voters in New York State favor more stringent laws restricting the purchase of guns, according to a poll released Wednesday."

"Sixty-one percent of voters said they believed the state’s laws pertaining to gun sales should be stricter, according to the poll, conducted by Quinnipiac University. And 68 percent of voters said they supported limiting handgun purchases to one per person per month." ...
 

NV: Nevada Colleges add another Obstacle for Students Hoping to Carry Concealed: They Must Prove Threat (video available)
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"On Friday, the Nevada Board of Regents approved a policy revision that requires a student who attends a public college or research campus to prove a threat to their personal safety if he/she wants to carry a concealed firearm on school grounds."

"Already, under existing rules passed by state lawmakers and the Nevada System of Higher Education, one must have a valid CCW permit and written permission from an institution’s president to carry concealed on campus, now this new rule adds, to use Floydian phraseology, 'another brick in the wall' for students who want to exercise their fundamental right of self-defense." ...
 

PA: Gun confiscations in Pennsylvania, threatened and real
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"Recently, Pennsylvania gun owners came across an interesting entry on the Code of Conduct at the Promenade Shops in Center Valley, PA. 'Any weapons such as guns, knives, swords, laser pointers and any other items that can harm the customer will be confiscated and given to the proper authorities.' (H/t PaGunBlog)"

"While the sign carries no legal weight, it has inspired many gun owners to put the mall on the 'doesn’t want our money' list." ...
 

NY: New York City Plagued By Rash Of Overnight Stabbings And Shootings
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"Violence plagued New York City overnight as a rash of unrelated shootings and stabbings killed at least four people." ...
 

IL: 1 killed, at least 4 wounded in South Side shootings
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"A man was killed and at least four others were wounded, including two teens this evening, in shootings on the city's South Side, officials said."

"The latest shooting happened at 7 p.m. on the 6400 block of South Campbell Avenue in the city's Marquette Park neighborhood, according to the Chicago Fire Department." ...
 

IL: Mother, toddler wounded in South Side shooting (video available)
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"A young mother and her 15-month-old daughter were wounded when a gunman rode up on a bike and fired into a group of people in the Back of The Yards neighborhood on the South Side, Chicago police said."

"Several hours later, a 24-year-old man was wounded in a shooting in Rogers Park." ...
 

DC: D.C. police investigate overnight shooting of teenage boy
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"A teenage boy was shot early Wednesday morning in Southeast D.C."

"Police said that the victim, a 16-year-old boy, was shot around 1:19 a.m. in the 200 block of 37th Street Southeast." ...
 

DC: D.C. police investigate double shooting in Washington Highlands
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"One victim was shot in the leg, the other in the chest. Both were conscious and expected to survive. The homicide unit was not called to the scene." ...
 

DC: 5 shot, 1 stabbed within 24 hours in D.C.
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"Five people were shot and one man stabbed within 24 hours in the District on Tuesday and Wednesday, according to police."

"The latest shooting occurred close to 9 a.m. Wednesday in the 2600 block of Stanton Road in Southeast. A woman was grazed by a bullet on the left side of her torso, said Metropolitan Police Department spokeswoman Officer Tisha Gant. Police are looking for a gunman who fled the area in a dark blue or gray Chevy Impala." ...
 

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