Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 1156 active visitors Wednesday, February 26, 2020
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1533 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

Today | By Month
Newslinks for 9/17/2008

Submit
Newslinks
Search
Newslinks
Sandra Rini says she can't read
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In the local paper, a local says, well, I'm not sure what her point is as it's not spelled out very clearly. There are about six paragraphs of peace, love, and dope. And the rest seems to just be spewing random anti-gun tidbits that are poorly understood. So, I'll try to address the points I think she's trying to make. But the title is Sandra Rini says we should rethink term 'Militia' , so we'll go with that.Says Sandra, after quoting the second amendment:"
"This outdated provision from a Congress that never envisioned the modern military we have today is more fiercely protected than any other amendment in the Bill of Rights. ..."
"I know. Those darn outdated provisions ..." ...
 

Howard Nemerov: The Man Behind The Numbers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Howard Nemerov is the author of the book Four Hundred Years Of Gun Control...Why Isn't It Working? and numerous pro-gun articles. Over the past few years, his research has given gun owners the ammunition necessary to intelligently argue that gun control does not make society safer and exposed the lies behind the gun-grabber’s statistics. ..." ...

"It was his early experience in the rehabilitation field that shaped Nemerov’s initial support of total civilian disarmament. His associates were peacenik types that held the common belief that guns just cause injury and death, and felt therefore that there was no legitimate reason for the civilian ownership of guns. Nemerov saw no reason to hold a different opinion." ...
 

Super Sniper Scope: Next War's 'Secret Weapon'?
Submitted by: Pastor Guest
Website: http://www.stepstowardthemark.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It's probably not the game-changing, "secret weapon" of the Iraq war. But it could help win the next one: a stealth sniper scope for invisible assassination."

"Battles are increasingly about taking out a few select enemies, not large numbers of foes. If you want a device that allows you to locate, target and kill a subject, you need look no further than DARPA's Super-Resolution Vision System (SRVS), which I looked at recently in the New Scientist technology blog."

"Heat haze ordinarily throws off snipers. But SRVS changes heat haze from an obstruction into a means of enhancing the view. ..." ...
 

New Gun Bill Shows Gun Lobby Deception
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Just hours after a Brady Center report highlighted the NRA's repeated and false denials that its bill to gut DC's gun laws would allow assault rifles on the streets of Washington, the gun lobby has revised the bill to prevent the carrying of assault weapons on DC's streets. The NRA's action implicitly concedes that the NRA has been intentionally misleading Congress and the public. The NRA’s new bill is still dangerous and should be rejected."

"... Paul Helmke, President of the Brady Campaign [said] ... 'The gun lobby should not be telling the residents of any city that they cannot pass reasonable gun laws that are consistent with the recent Supreme Court ruling to keep their neighborhoods safe ...'" ...
 

Gun Control and Homeland Security
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Most discussions and debate about the regulation and/or control of firearms pivot around the issue of the relationship between gun ownership and crime, particularly inner-city crime. As critical an issue as that clearly is, there is also a heretofore neglected homeland security related dimension to the gun regulation, a new report argues."

"The report ... by the Brady Center ... makes the case that the current H.R. 6691 legislation to repeal handgun bans in Washington DC ... can, indeed must, be critiqued not only on grounds of law enforcement but of homeland security as well. Click here[.pdf] to see report."

"... the report succinctly summarizes what might be described as the 'homeland security' case for gun regulation." ...
 

UT: Boise Man Attacked With Scissors At Utah IHOP [Saved by Man with Gun]
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Boise man is recovering after an attack outside an IHOP in Utah."

"Orem police say the Boise man had just finished breakfast with his girlfriend when he was assaulted by a stranger with scissors."

"Orem police say for no reason at all, a complete stranger approached the Boise couple in the IHOP parking lot and started stabbing the man. He fell, and the attacker jumped on him and kept stabbing him in his face, neck and arms."

"Fortunately for the victim -- a visiting police officer from Chicago happened to be right there."

"After unsuccessfully trying to stop the attack, the off-duty officer shot the suspect -- and then held the man until Orem police arrived." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Gun Owners 1, Sissor Attackers 0.
 

Obama supports gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The recent disinformation spread in the press on Barack Obama's support of the Second Amendment and the right of every law-abiding American to purchase, own, transport and use guns simply cannot go unchallenged, as this, like many other Republican talking points, is blatantly false. Contrary to what some uninformed people might think we Democrats own, use, collect and cherish our right to have guns as much as any Republican, and it seems a lot of fear about this issue is being whipped up by certain individuals who are either simply ignorant of the facts, or just want to confuse voters' minds."

"Fact: It is demonstrably untrue to assert that Barack Obama wants to confiscate firearms, a blatant lie." [hyperlink added] ...
 

Barack Obama and John Kerry: Geese of a Feather
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Barack Obama is on the campaign trail touting his support for the Second Amendment as an individual right to bear arms - a laughable assertion by a candidate who has tried to reshape himself as a moderate liberal once he secured the Democratic nomination for president."

"Luckily, for gun owners, Obama is more concerned with power than policy so he is unlikely to go after guns because it means a certain loss at the ballot box. John Kerry's decision to pander to hunters during the 2004 election is an infamous case of just how important the gun vote has become." ...
 

Sarah Palin: You Brits will never get her
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Next question: 'She shoots moose and wolves, poses with the sort of weapons favoured by Vladimir Putin and drug lords, and seems to have no objections to the proliferation of arsenals in the homes of Americans. Doesn't that worry you?'"

"Not very much. The second amendment to our constitution guarantees Americans the right to bear arms, a right affirmed only recently by the Supreme Court in a decision Obama says he supports. Also, we have long known, as Britain is now learning, that laws do not keep guns out of the hands of the bad guys; they only disarm law-abiding citizens and reduce their ability to defend themselves. ..." ...
 

MS: NRA Endorses Wicker
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

Sen. Roger Wicker, appointed to fill the term left vacant with the resignation of Trent Lott in 2007, has been endorsed by the National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund.

Wicker, a Republican, is running in a special election Nov. 4 to fill the remaining four years of the term. He is challenged by Democratic nominee and former Mississippi governor, Ronnie Musgrove.

Chris Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF, cited Wicker's record of commitment to the Second Amendment as reason for the endorsement.
 

House debates bill to kill D.C. gun restrictions
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The House took up legislation Tuesday to eliminate most of the gun restrictions in the nation's capital, including a ban on semi-automatic weapons."

"City officials argue it will be harder to protect dignitaries but are fighting an uphill battle with the National Rifle Association in an election year."

"The House action comes three months after the Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote, struck down the District of Columbia's ban on handgun possession ..."

"It is not likely that the vote, which could come late Tuesday or Wednesday, would have an immediate effect on gun ownership in one of the country's more violent cities. The Senate probably won't consider the bill in the few remaining weeks of this session." ...
 

PA: 7 cities target illegal guns
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"It's a problem that occurs and reoccurs, said Lancaster Mayor Rick Gray."

"People legally purchase handguns, then illegally resell them to criminals."

"When the guns are later seized by police — often after having been used in a crime — they are traced back to the original purchaser, who tells police the guns were lost or stolen."

"Gray this afternoon was slated to join the mayors of six other Pennsylvania cities in announcing their intent to push for local legislation requiring gun owners to report within 72 hours if a gun is lost or stolen." ...
-------

KABA Note: If this problem does indeed 'occur and reoccur', then showing a pattern of criminal behavior should be easy without infringeing the rights of the law-abiding.
 

DC: D.C. Council Votes to Relax Firearm Restrictions
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The D.C. Council voted today to further ease gun-ownership restrictions in the city in light of a historic U.S. Supreme Court ruling, while the U.S. House of Representatives began debating a more dramatic measure that would limit the District's power to regulate firearms."

"On the most significant day of legislative activity since the Supreme Court struck down the city's 32-year-old handgun ban in a landmark Second Amendment decision June 26, the council unanimously passed emergency legislation to end safe-storage requirements for firearms and to permit ownership of semiautomatic pistols. The measure requires the signature of Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D), who supports it, and then would take effect immediately." ...
 

OH: Buckeye Firearms Assoc. volunteer works to ensure township noise ordinance won't infringe on gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Recently, Buckeye Firearms Association became aware of a proposed ordinance in Kingston Township ... that would seek to limit excessive noise from a multitude of sources. There were concerns in the firearms community that this ordinance was some sort of stealth gun control ..."

"I had the pleasure today of speaking with Mr. Dewey Akers, the Chair for the Kingston Township Trustees, and he politely explained to me the intent and purpose of the ordinance ..." ...

"Mr. Akers himself is a shooter and long-time NRA member, and occasionally gets friends and family together for trapshoots on his own property. He indicated that he by no means intends to restrict someone’s ability to hunt or shoot in the township ..." ...
 

PA: Mayors Meet To Discuss Gun Law
Submitted by: jac

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

The mayors of Lancaster, Reading, York and five other cities plan to introduce ordinances modeled on a Philadelphia gun law.

The mayors are meeting Tuesday in Reading to discuss the Philadelphia ordinance that requires gun owners to report lost or stolen handguns within 72 hours.

The National Rifle Association is challenging the constitutionality of the Philadelphia gun law.
 

OH: Northwood Police Chief Changes Story, Still Has a Weak Plot
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In response to OFCC's announcement of an Open Carry Walk in Northwood, Northwood police chief Thomas Cairl told The Press that not only do they have "a witness not affiliated with police" who supports their version of events, but that open carry wasn't the issue they had with Mr. Farbrother."
"Police Chief Thomas Cairl was at the shop at the time with his family and called on-duty officers when he saw Mr. Farbrother wearing a holstered weapon the chief says was about '85 percent covered' by a vest..."

"...Chief Cairl said he respects the organization's right to demonstrate and said members will be welcome to hold their gathering in the city but insists Mr. Farbrother's firearm was partially covered." ...
 

IL: Off-Duty Chicago Police Officer Shoots Children, Commits Suicide
Submitted by: jac

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

Authorities say an off-duty Chicago police officer shot and critically injured his two children before taking his own life.

Chicago police didn't identify the officer involved in Monday's shootings, saying only that he was 31 years old and had been on the force for four years.

Police spokeswoman Monique Bond says officers responded to a "shots fired" call at the home on the city's southwest side at 10:45 a.m.

When they arrived, they were told children were inside so they rushed in. They found the dead officer and the critically injured children.

The 8-year-old girl and 12-year-old boy were taken to Mount Sinai Hospital.

Police say the incident appears related to a domestic dispute involving the children's mother.
 

CA: Sacramento Cop Arrested For Indecent Exposure
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Sacramento Police officer is facing some serious charges including indecent exposure and disorderly conduct after being arrested in Rocklin over the weekend." ...

"... McKay was allegedly in his front yard making threats to neighborhood kids with a loaded gun. He also reportedly exposed himself while urinating on his front lawn."

"McKay was arrested at the scene and was booked into the Placer County Jail, held on $15,000 bail. He has since been released on bail bond."

"McKay has been an officer with the Sacramento Police Department for six years, assigned to the metro division. He has been relieved of his duties while authorities investigate."
 

TN: Mt. Juliet police officer arrested
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
FULL TEXT BELOW:

A Mt. Juliet police officer has been arrested by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation in connection to an April 6 choking incident during a traffic stop along Adams Lane in Wilson County.

William Cosby Jr., 36, of 708 Juliet Drive in Mt. Juliet, was indicted in August on two counts of aggravated assault — one for bodily injury and one for fear of bodily injury — and one count of aggravated perjury.

Cosby is accused of using a “vascular restraint maneuver” on James Lawrence Anders Jr., of Lebanon, until he blacked out. The perjury charge stems from a report Cosby filled out accusing Anders of resisting arrest. Cosby was booked into the Wilson County jail on a $5,000 bond.
 

CO: Report backs witness: Denver cop chased dog, shot it
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A Denver police report released Friday backs up a witness account that an officer chased down a yellow lab named Rocky deemed 'vicious' before shooting it to death."

"'(The officer) had said the dog had lunged at him so he had to shoot him,' said the dog's owner ... 'If he lunged at him, why was he shot in the back and the back of the head? ...'" ...

"Denver police spokeswoman Sharon Hahn said the ... 110-pound dog 'turned on the officer,' but an early police report says nothing about the dog charging any officer."

"Hahn said the case remains under review."

"Neighbor Serferino Quintana, 60, said he saw an officer chase Rocky."

"'Bam, bam - that was it,' Quintana said. '(The dog) was running for his life.'"
 

CO: No Charges In Convention Gun Incident
Submitted by: Hazmat

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Prosecutors say no charges will be filed against a Wyoming man who was arrested after causing a weapons scare during last month's Democratic National Convention."

"Joseph Calanchini of Pinedale was arrested on suspicion of unlawfully carrying a weapon on Aug. 23. Police say he had two hunting rifles and two pistols in a case when he tried checking in to the Denver hotel where House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was staying." ...

"Calanchini has said he didn't know about the convention or that Pelosi was at the hotel."

"He said he's relieved the case is closed but police haven't returned his guns or the personal belongings they confiscated from his pickup." ...
-------

Submitters Note: Here's a somewhat decent outcome for all his troubles.
 

OH: New Hampshire Non-Resident Pistol/Revolver License
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Why is it that an OH Drivers' License is good in all 50 states, but the OH CCW isn't? This is a topic for another story..."

"While my upcoming vacation was approaching, I determined that I would be needing to obtain an additional Non-Resident Concealed Handgun License from somewhere to make my journey a bit more legal, since I was going to be traveling through the state of Alabama on my way to Destin, Florida for my nephew's wedding."

"From what bit of research I had done in the past, I decided to check out the New Hampshire Non-Resident Pistol/Revolver license, as it is only 20 bucks for a four-year term, and would give me carrying rights in Alabama ..." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
Our Founding Fathers were proud that Americans were trusted with arms because they knew that only when people are armed could they truly be thought of as free citizens. And that's where the circle closes. Those who want to deprive you of your right to keep and bear arms are intending to deprive you of your freedom, period. Like the criminals their policies encourage, these elitists know that it is always best to disarm victims before you enslave them. — Charley Reese

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2020, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy