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Urgent Action Needed Now! CA Microstamping Bill on Arnold's Desk (War On Guns)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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From CALGUNS:

CALL Gov's Sac number (916-445-2841)

Press 1 - for English
Press 2 - for Voice your opinion on Assembly Bills
Press 1 - for Micro Stamping Bill (AB1471)
Press 2 to OPPOSE the gun control bill.
Via RuffRidr, who says:
You don't have to speak to anyone. This takes 20 seconds. That's it! I repeat, you do not need to speak to anyone,
and Les K, who also reminds us:
And if you are out of state, remember, there are other states looking to impose similar state (and federal) legislation, so feel free to call in and post your opinions too.
UPDATE: I note some have said it took several attempts to get through. That shows people are calling, so we should make sure most of the calls are from us. ...
 

Oh, this should end well...
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As you may well know, the City of Brotherly Homicide, also known as Philadelphia, is having some problems. Murders are on the rise, and their own version of Project Exile is not doing anything to stem the flow of blood. Efforts to implement yet MORE gun control have failed - otherwise, we'd probably see the murder rate rise to the level of 'gun free' Washington, DC."

"So what's a city to do?"

"Philadelphia police and black community leaders called on Wednesday for 10,000 men to volunteer to patrol the streets of America's most dangerous big city in a bid to halt a surge in murders and violent crime." ...
"If you're imagining a posse of armed, law-abiding citizens patrolling the streets and protecting the innocent from armed thugs, you're sadly mistaken." ...
 

The city of Washington, DC opens mouth, inserts foot, chews vigorously, swallows
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Is DC Mayor Adrian Fenty really this stupid? It's amazing to me that someone with the intellect of half-wilted lettuce can walk and breathe simultaneously, let alone run a large city like Washington, DC."

"Does the following passage not make it patently clear that the DC gun ban is worthless?"

"The 30-year-old law in question makes it illegal to posses a handgun inside the city but allows citizens to own shotguns or rifles. Most of the shootings in the city are committed with handguns."
Apparently, what is patently clear to the rest of us gets lost in the muddy waters of Fenty's fetid, swamp-like intellect." ...
 

Coward happy to have been disarmed
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"John Dreyer is happy. He's happy he doesn't have a gun in his house. He's happy he has given up the choice to defend himself. He's happy he doesn't have the ability to shoot anyone."

"In the above-linked, spacy, somewhat drooling diatribe, Dreyer describes a recent incident in which burglars had apparently broken into his home. Seems shouting at them in a loud, authoritative voice scared the numbskulls away from his home."

"The robber jumped out the window and fled ..." ...
"Yes, Dreyer was fortunate. He was fortunate that armed thugs didn't hold him at gunpoint while they raped his wife. He was fortunate they didn't force him to watch while they shot and killed his young nieces ..." ...
 

More gun control dangerous
Submitted by: Pastor Guest
Website: http://www.stepstowardthemark.com

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"On the anniversary of Sept. 11, we remember those who died innocently six years ago, attacked by a group of terrorists they had nothing to do with."

"The best way to truly honor their lives would be to learn from the tragedy that befell them and amend the flaws that allowed it to happen." ...

"Most people jump to the conclusion that by taking away the general right to bear arms, the attacks will stop. Unfortunately, that doesn't work."

"The hijackers took box- cutters through airport security. On the planes, they overtook defenseless, law-abiding passengers and crew. ..." ...

"We're never going to be able to stop people from bringing weapons on planes - we're only limiting the power of others to resist them." ...
 

Taser revamps civilian weapon
Submitted by: Tdoff

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"At just a bit heavier than a remote control and nearly the same size, a new civilian Taser offers protection without triggers or bullets."

"The Taser C2 comes in a 'new form that's simple to use ... and will give (the user) the distance to keep them safe,' said Doug Cote, citizen sales manager for Taser International. ..." ...

"... the company instructs users to drop the device and run away after using it. They'll happily replace the Taser if the shooter sends them a police report."

"The weapon is preferable to a gun because its power isn't permanent, the company says." ...
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Submitters Note: The taser gives her one chance of escape with no "permanent" solution, leaving the perp to prey again. Buy her a .38 Special.
 

KS: DA: Shooting at pharmacy was self-defense (follow-up)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Wichita pharmacist was justified in fatally shooting a robber who pointed a handgun and demanded painkillers, District Attorney Nola Foulston said Wednesday."

"The investigation into the Aug. 25 shooting provided an explanation for why Alexander R. Mies, 27, was seeking Lortab and narcotics at Salyer Pharmacy, 102 E. 21st St."

"He had become addicted to pain medications following several surgeries, Foulston's statement said."

"But it would be wrong to dismiss Mies as a thug, his uncle told The Eagle." ...
 

IA: Forum addresses assaults on Iowa campus
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"University of Iowa President Sally Mason says the safety of all members of the university community is fundamental to academic pursuits. Mason spoke at a women's safety forum in Iowa City Wednesday evening, focusing on the increased reports of sexual assaults around the U-of-I campus."

"Mason says: 'This is a situation that we simply can't tolerate. Although these assaults are not occurring directly on our campus, we as a university must clearly be part of the solution.' After Mason's comments, campus organizations provided information on self-defense, dating violence and the U-of-I rape victim advocacy program." ...
 

FL: UWF offers rape-defense help
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The University of West Florida Police Department will offer Rape Aggression Defense courses Sept. 29 and 30 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the UWF Main Campus."

"The program also will be offered Nov. 13-15 from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the UWF Main Campus."

"The UWF Police Department will offer the Resisting Aggression Defense (RAD) Program for children Oct. 27, Nov. 3, 10, 17 and Dec. 1. A session for children ages 5-7 is from 10 a.m. to noon. A session for children ages 8-12 is from noon to 2 p.m."

"Attendance at all classes is required."

"RAD is a program of realistic self-defense tactics and techniques for women." ...
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Submitter's Note: Florida state law designates schools as Victim Disarmament Zones.
 

WI: Another murder, in another 'gun free' zone (BFA)
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"This week, a former employee killed a current employee while she was working. The victim could not legally defend her life because she lived and worked in Wisconsin, one of only two states that have no concealed carry program."

"After killing his victim, the killer turned his gun on himself and took his own life. It is common for criminals to be cowards and be unwilling to face the consequences of their own actions. They love places where they know no one can stop them, such as a business that posts 'no guns' signs or states that disarm all potential victims." ...
 

Lawyer Advocates Second Amendment Rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Second Amendment states in part, 'The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.'"

"Clark Neily is co-council on the Parker v. District of Columbia case that has again raised the question of the right to bear arms."

"In a lecture Neily gave yesterday at Myron Taylor Hall, he explained that the District of Columbia currently has a ban on any household pistols that were not registered in 1976 or before. Even for the registered pistols, it is actually a crime for an owner to physically pick up the pistol and move it within his or her home."

"According to Neily, this ban may very soon be lifted." ...
 

John R. Lott Jr.: D.C. Handgun Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Is banning handguns a 'reasonable regulation'? The District of Columbia certainly hopes that the Supreme Court thinks so."

"D.C. filed a brief last week asking the U.S. Supreme Court to let it keep its 1976 handgun ban, but how the city argued its case was what was most surprising. Instead of spending a lot of time arguing over what the constitution means, the city largely made a public policy argument. D.C. argues that whatever one thinks about the Second Amendment guaranteeing people a right to own guns, banning handguns should be allowed for public safety reasons."

"Claiming that the Second Amendment doesn't protect individual rights might be a tough sell, but the city's public safety argument will be at least as tough. ..." ...
 

VA: The war on deadly mascots
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Buena Vista's Parry McCluer High School has a zero-tolerance policy when it comes to guns on campus. That sensible policy became ludicrous when school officials disarmed their mascot, a flintlock-wielding pirate lost his weapons in a new logo."

"Principal Haywood Hand saw conflict between the gun ban and the a mascot that featured pistols. ... So he ordered the logo redrawn without guns."

"No guns on campus -- smart."

"No guns in a cartoon caricature -- silly."

"Parry McCluer students did not look at their beloved pirate and think to themselves, 'Gee, if it's OK for a buccaneer dressed in blue to dance around with antique guns, it must be OK for me. The school sure is sending me mixed messages.'" ...
 

CA: Kids Told To Remove Tiny Rifles From Graduation Caps
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Cornerstone Elementary School will review its zero-tolerance policy toward guns on campus this fall after fifth-graders were told to remove weapons from the hands of toy soldiers that festooned their graduation caps."

"'We don't want to repeat mistakes or offend people,' Walker Williams, superintendent ... told the Daily Breeze.'We didn't intend to offend.'" ...

"Glen Nakata, the father of fifth-grader Austin, met with Williams and district officials in July to discuss the policy."

"'I'm glad they're taking these steps,' he told the Daily Breeze."

"A lawyer for the National Rifle Association, Chuck Michel of Long Beach, suggested district officials had taken the policy to a ludicrous extreme." ...
 

TX: Mission police officer charged with raping co-worker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A patrol officer has been suspended indefinitely after being accused of raping a co-worker in the front seat of her sport utility vehicle."

"Alexis Rigoberto Espinoza, 24, was arraigned Wednesday on a charge of sexual assault ..."

"Police said the alleged assault took place about 3 a.m. and the alleged victim called police the next day. Investigators say the woman showed signs of rape and had bruises on her left thigh and neck. They say they have a record of text messages the day after the alleged rape that is part of their proof."

"Espinoza's attorney, Dahlila Guerra, said the investigation was incomplete and that Espinoza did not rape the woman."

"Espinoza faces up to a year in prison and a $20,000 fine if convicted."
 

PA: Bucks law officer charged with DUI
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Bucks County Sheriff's Deputy with more than 20 years of service faces disciplinary action after crashing his sheriff's vehicle in Buckingham Township two weeks ago while allegedly driving drunk."

"According to district court records, police found Sgt. H. Bernard Peak ... stumbling outside his car ... trying to pick up pieces of his smashed vehicle."

"Peak struck a line of trees and drove up an embankment after leaving a nearby Mexican restaurant. He told police at the scene that he hit a deer."

"Police reports said Peak had the odor of alcohol on his breath, was slurring his speech, failed two field sobriety tests and tested at more than three times the legal limit of 0.08 on field testing equipment." ...
 

KY: Worthington, Ky. Police Officer Charged With Drug Trafficking
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A Kentucky police officer was arrested after being accused of drug trafficking.

Worthington Police Sgt. Thomas Bradley was taken into custody by detectives with the Fivco Area Drug Enforcement Task Force.

Bradley was charged with trafficking in a controlled substance and taken to the Greenup County Detention Center on a $15,000 cash-only bond.
 

IN: Air security officer leaves pistol at airport
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"Indianapolis Airport Police say an airplane flight crew member who was also an air security officer lost his firearm Wednesday at Indianapolis International Airport."

"Limousine driver Perry L. Williams, who lives in Battle Ground, Ind., found the small black handgun in the airport's ground transportation center and gave it to authorities."

"The .40-caliber handgun was in a small black case and secured with a trigger lock, according to a police report."

"An Airport Police report said that Officer Robert Gyorkos traced the gun to a member of the Federal Flight Deck Officer Program. Federal officials told Gyorkos the weapon was assigned to a 42-year-old man from Ohio." ...
 

IL: Attorney for Disciplined Police Officers May File Amended Complaint
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An attorney for two Rockford police officers decides whether to move forward with a lawsuit against the department.

Matt Williams and Jason Bailey allegedly broke a police department rule and were put on leave. They claim their personal guns were taken away and filed a lawsuit claiming their 2nd Amendment rights were violated.

Their attorney, Chris Taylor, says the guns were returned shortly after he filed the suit. But Thursday he asked the judge for 21 days to consider filing an amended complaint. Taylor says there may be other issues to resolve, including whether the officers are eligible for damages because their guns were taken.
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

WV: Deputy now faces felony charge in beating of prosecutor
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"A special prosecutor has filed a felony charge of unlawful wounding against a Greenbrier County sheriff's deputy accused of beating Greenbrier Prosecutor Kevin Hanson last month during an altercation in the front yard of a Lewisburg residence."

"A previous misdemeanor battery charge was dismissed against the defendant, Deputy Kevin L. Sawyers, 36, by special prosecutor Dan Dotson of Braxton County and charges were upgraded before Magistrate Doug Beard at his Rupert satellite office."

"Sawyers voluntarily appeared with his lawyer at an arraignment Wednesday and was released on $2,500 personal recognizance bond." ...
 

AZ: Mexican Officers Arrested at Gun Show
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"Three high-ranking Mexican police officers were arrested on allegations of buying weapons and ammunition at a gun show in Phoenix in violation of a law barring noncitizens from purchasing firearms, a U.S. official said Wednesday." ...

"BATFE said Mexican officials have been pressuring U.S. officials to cut off the supply of weapons going south."

"'It is ironic we are receiving a great deal of criticism regarding our efforts to stem the tide of illegal weapons, and then we have three law enforcement officers trying to buy weapons here,' BATFE officials said." ...
 

ID: More Gun Dealers in our area shut down (Red's Trading Post)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Another dealer in our area is out of the gun business, Mountain Man Custom Jewelry, Gun and Pawn who had earlier been quoted in an interview 'Painter said that unlike another gun dealer in town, he has not been cited for violations.' A later article showed there were violations and that he had received a warning. Mountain Man has since quietly sold all of their remaining firearms and turned in their license."

"Main Street Pawn and Collectibles who was quoted as saying: 'If everybody followed the rules, we would not have these problems,' said Christy Newlan, manager of Main Street Pawn and Collectibles."

"Main Street Pawn and Collectibles is now out of business as well. ..." ...
 

VT: Don't be fooled on gun issue
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The top front-page article in The Times Argus on Monday, Sept. 3, 'Number of Hunters Declining' gratuitously quotes the anti-NRA Ray Schoenke, founder of the American Hunters and Shooters Association (AHSA) about his opinion of the NRA."

"In the interest of fair and balanced reporting, here is a response by Chris Cox, NRA-Institute for Legislative Action Executive Director:"

"'We're not ashamed to defend our freedoms from attack, no matter how 'polarizing' our critics may find it to be. That's what builds credibility. Those who are 'disillusioned' are welcome and in fact entitled, under the Constitution, to form their own association. But they should be prepared to be called out as liars if they cover up whom they really are ...'" ...
 

IL: Positively straight shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"They're scary. That's the crux of the gun debate spurred by the AR platform."

"The AR platform looks like a machine gun."

"That's why Kent Peacock, president of Firearm Safety Training Inc., invited outdoor media to a tactical rifle open house at the Illinois State Rifle Association range Aug. 28. I was the only one who took the opportunity to be enlightened."

"'The mass media has the majority of the population thinking ARs are machine guns,' Peacock said. 'This myth couldn't be further from the truth. ...'" ...

"Here is what I learned, and my thoughts and reactions to ARs, now the most popular new firearm sold in the United States. And, though it was the first time I had shot one, I can see why it is popular." ...
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H/t to David Codrea.
 

WY: Study: Lead bullets poison birds in Wyo.
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Researchers say fragments from lead bullets continue to poison scavengers like ravens and eagles in the Jackson Hole area."

"Scientists say levels of lead in ravens' blood increases fivefold during hunting season, or mid-September through mid-December. The lead likely comes from bullet fragments left behind in the carcasses of elk, moose and deer, said researchers Derek Craighead and Bryan Bedrosian with the Kelly-based group Craighead Beringia South."

"Such contamination could be avoided by using alternatives such as copper bullets, they said." ...
 

OH: Gun range may not come to Quick
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"There may not be a shooting range coming to Quick Road after all."

"The Clark County Park District has been considering a proposal to create a National Rifle Association (NRA) sanctioned outdoor shooting range on Quick Road, an idea spearheaded by the Western Ohio Personal Safety Firearm Training Group, led by Alan Hess. The 55-acre property was willed to the Park District by Mary Widener."

"NRA representatives have toured the site to conduct feasibility studies. Now it appears as though the project may not be economically feasible." ...
 

NJ: New Jersey targets Pennsylvania gun sales
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"When detectives trace the guns used in crimes in New Jersey, the trail often leads across the Delaware River into Pennsylvania."

"Of guns brought to New Jersey that turn up at crime scenes, far more are purchased in Pennsylvania than in any other state, according to the U.S. Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives."

"And a group of New Jersey prosecutors who will meet today near the Free Bridge linking Easton and Phillipsburg wants to stop the flow across the border." ...
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KABA Note: The average 'time to crime' in NJ is 11.5 years; 77% of the traced guns had a 'time to crime' of over 3 years. More of a 'trickle' than a "flow across the border".
 

DE: Armed with enthusiasm for competition
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"Jerry Martin likes to spend his free time at a shooting range with his rifle. But more often than not, he's aiming to hit a target that's nearly six football fields away."

"Martin considers competitive rifle shooting his hobby, and has traveled to locations around the United States each year to compete with enthusiasts from all corners of the country. The Delmar resident last trekked to Camp Perry in Ohio for the 2007 National Rifle Association National Rifle and Pistol Championships."

"There, he competed in a team event with his colleagues from the Bridgeville Rifle and Pistol Club and entered the solo ranks in a high-power/long-range rifle competition, firing at targets 600 yards away." ...
 

UK: Dad died after blow from brick wielding thug
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A YOUNG father was killed when he struck his head on a concrete pavement after being punched to the ground by a brick-wielding thug, the Old Bailey heard on Monday"

"Dad-of-one Edward Jones, 25, of Lion Road, Bexleyheath was trying to calm down Daniel Vella, 22, when the aggressive younger man smacked him in the jaw with the improvised weapon."

"Mr Jones fractured his skull and suffered bleeding on the brain from the blow to the back of his head as he smashed into the pavement." ...
 

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