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Will only criminals oppose proposed Portland gun edicts?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "'All five are aimed at curbing illegal gun use. And there's no reason why anyone in Oregon, except criminals, should be opposed to doing that.'"

"Well, sure there are. Lots of them. And good ones." ...
 

California gun bills fail
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"AB 1810, the long gun registration bill from Mike Feur (D), AB 1934, the open carry ban from Lori Saldana (D), and AB 2358, the ammunition vendor reporting bill from Kevin DeLeon (D) died last night." ...
 

Attempt to get lead out of ammunition deflected
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"The Environmental Protection Agency's recent rejection of a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity to ban lead bullets as an environmental hazard won't the be last time the issue challenges the 2nd Amendment, according to civil rights activists."

"The recent petition would have banned lead from all bullets, shotgun pellets and fishing weights."

"While the EPA responded negatively to the plan, it isn't going away, gun rights activists say."

"Gun Owners of America Communications Director Erich Pratt called the move 'a back-door gun ban attempt.'" ...
 

Obama Administration Reverses Course, Forbids Sale of 850,000 Antique Rifles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The South Korean government, in an effort to raise money for its military, wants to sell nearly a million antique M1 rifles that were used by U.S. soldiers in the Korean War to gun collectors in America."

"The Obama administration approved the sale of the American-made rifles last year. But it reversed course and banned the sale in March – a decision that went largely unnoticed at the time but that is now sparking opposition from gun rights advocates."

"A State Department spokesman said the administration's decision was based on concerns that the guns could fall into the wrong hands." ...
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Submitter's Note: Interesting admission, since these sales would go through FFLs. Is it the position of the Obama administration that all gun sales should be halted?
 

Gun rights promoted in San Francisco
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The transit agency in San Francisco, which just weeks ago doctored a poster for the movie 'The Other Guys' to remove guns from the hands of stars ... now is displaying an ad for a gun rights conference that shows a woman holding a shotgun and looking through a curtain."

"'A violent criminal is breaking through your front door. Can you afford to be UNARMED?' is the message."

"'We suspect the MTA is allowing our ads in San Francisco despite their policy because they believed we were prepared to file a lawsuit on First and Second Amendment grounds if, for any reason, the city didn't take them,' said Alan Gottlieb, of the Second Amendment Foundation, which is running the conference promoted by the ads." ...
 

Four Reasons Why You SHOULD Carry a Concealed Gun
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Our founder/managing editor/etc. RF penned a thoughtful, well-reasoned argument for why you should NOT carry a concealed weapon. I'd like to play Devil's Advocate and present the flip side of why you SHOULD carry a concealed weapon (and why you should be licensed to do so)." ...
 

Thank you, Mayor Bloomberg
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In the continuing saga of the mosque planned to be built near the ground zero site in New York City, Mayor Michael Bloomberg has steadfastly defended the decision to move forward with the construction of the mosque and associated Islamic center. Toward the beginning of August, Mayor Bloomberg made an impassioned speech regarding the proposed project. Keep in mind that Mayor Bloomberg is one of the biggest opponents of gun rights (even though he reportedly employs his own armed bodyguards), but you would never know that by reading the text of his speech. Here are a few excerpts:" ...
 

The other side of the Second Amendment debate
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The right to bear arms paid off for Decatur resident Ethel Jones when a man broke into her home early Monday morning."

"She shot three times when she caught the intruder in her bedroom apparently seeking something to steal." ...

"Maybe Jones' action will deter criminals who like to wander in the wee hours and make themselves guests without invitation."

"The flip side of the gun-control controversy is society's unwillingness to keep firearms out of the hands of fools, idiots and criminals."
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Submitter's Note: Here's another 'flip side': "Anyone who can't be trusted with a gun can't be trusted without a custodian." - David Codrea
 

Columbus Dispatch article on growing popularity of non-resident concealed carry licenses exposes need for national reciprocity
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Early last year Dayton Daily News reporter Laura Bischoff wrote an article about Ohio residents who chose to obtain a non-resident, or out-of-state, concealed carry license from Utah. In the article, Bischoff echoed the assertions of the [OCAGV]'s Toby Hoover, who suggested that the reason people obtain these licenses is to avoid Ohio's training requirements. ..."

"Eighteen months later, reporter James Nash of The Columbus Dispatch is taking his turn on the subject. And once again, Hoover is suggesting that something nefarious is going on." ...

"The fact is, these licensees haven't 'bypassed Ohio's requirements.' Ohio law ... specifically recognizes licenses from states with laws the AG determines to be comparable to Ohio's. ..." ...
 

Caron Forensics introduces "RAD", an innovative weapons storage system
Submitted by: Caron
Website: http://www.caronforensics.com

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"Caron Forensics introduces Rapid Access Defense (RAD), the newest and most innovative product on the market for weapons storage. RAD is specifically designed for the storage and fast presentation of defensive weapons in a wide range of home and office environments."

"RAD comes in two sizes: a two foot model, RAD2, and a four foot model, RAD4. They can be surface mounted horizontally or vertically, ideally in a concealed location ..."

"Weapons are stored by means of specially designed accessories that clip to the twin rails inside RAD. ..."

"'RAD is ideal for both experienced and new gun owners who want a fast, economical way to secure their home defense handguns, shotguns or rifles,' said Caron Chairman Steve Keiser. ..." ...
 

Israeli army veterans in US train up for self-defense (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"While politicians are working on peace in the Middle East, a Jewish group in the US is preparing itself for the worst. Thinking they may be attacked, they train intensively in military skills and survival methods."

"Three men are taking part in a military exercise similar to those in the Jewish state of Israel on American soil. However, they aren’t soldiers – they are Jewish American civilians."

"Now they are part of Kitat Konenut New York – a non-political, non-partisan team of freedom-loving Jews and all Americans that teach preparedness against terrorism and natural disasters. The group encourages its members to become legally armed and express their second amendment rights." ...
 

Long-Range Rifle Skills (videos)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A series of ten videos on long-range rifle skills, with h/t from Rawles:" ...
 

Gun Review: Mosin-Nagant (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"With our editor’s continued blessing, I’ll be presenting reviews and profiles of exceptionally affordable yet dependable firearms. Aesthetically-challenged guns that will never command a collector’s premium. Guns that were often made by the tens of millions, in countries that either no longer exist or whose names cannot be pronounced by Western tongues. Guns that attract sneers and looking-down-the-nose condescension from the bespoke shotgun crowd at your shooting range. Guns, in other words, for Cheap Bastards. Or, in this case, paranoid cheap bastards." ...
 

Gun Review: Benelli MR1 Tactical Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The AR may be America's rifle, but the weapon is not without its critics. Some say the system runs too dirty to be reliable. ... Either way, some gun owners choosing a rifle to defend hearth and home find themselves between a rock (traditional bolt-action rifles) and a hard place (AR-15). Enter the Benelli MR1 . . ."

"The Italian rifle looks like the love-child of a Beretta Storm and a Benelli M2 shotgun; a firearm that somehow bridges the gap between futuristic and familiar without appearing overly tactical. In theory, the Benelli MR1 is an ideal combination: a home defense rifle that blends the latest firing system with Olde Worlde ergonomics. In practice, well . . . let's start by looking at what makes this baby tick." ...
 

Why Does Louisiana Allow Concealed Guns in Church?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A place of worship is a sanctuary and an asylum. It is a place for families and friends to gather and celebrate their religion— a place of prayer that should be safe and free of violence. This may all be compromised in Louisiana by the passage of Act 944, which allows certain citizens with concealed handgun permits to bring their firearms into places of worship." ...
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Submitter's Note: How can anyone disagree? I mean who would ever need a gun in church?
 

Thoughts From The New Admiral
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last week, I was teaching in the Omaha area, and some of the good people there presented me with a certificate declaring me an Admiral in the Navy of the State of Nebraska."

"It was kinda cool, a 'Kentucky Colonel' sorta thing, only with a little more whimsy to it."

"It has turned out to be fun. I put my hand on the thigh of the Evil Princess and asked, 'Now that I’m an admiral, does that make me a 'squid'?' She slapped my hand away and sighed, 'Seems more like an octopus to me.'"

"But that will not deter me from fulfilling my new leadership responsibilities. ..." ...
 

NY: Suspect shot by elderly vet charged
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"Police filed charges Tuesday against the man shot twice by a homeowner while allegedly burglarizing a residence in the town of Pulteney in late August. He is also a suspect in a string of other recent burglaries in the Bath area." ...

"The [80-year-old] Pulteney homeowner, Stephen Boyechko ... told The Leader he was napping with his wife ... when he was awakened by the sound of breaking glass and found Peterson crawling through his bathroom window of his isolated rural home."

"Boyechko grabbed his registered handgun and went to confront the intruder. He said Peterson rushed him, and he shot him in the abdomen and groin, then called 911. ..." ...

"Peterson is also a suspect in a string of other burglaries in the Bath area and additional charges are likely ..."
 

Israel: Authorities Took Firearm Permit from One of the Victims
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"One of the people murdered by Palestinian Authority terrorists Tuesday used to carry a gun for self-defense, but Israeli authorities took away his permit in late 2009 – leaving him defenseless."

"Attorney Yitzchak Bam of the Forum for the Land of Israel represented the deceased man in his legal attempts to win back his gun permit. 'In December, he received a letter according to which the permit is suspended because of closed criminal files regarding disturbance of the public peace,' he related. ... The permit was extended after the files were closed, however, making it hard to understand why authorities suddenly decided to revoke it." ...
 

CA: Senate candidates' responses on specific topics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer and Republican challenger Carly Fiorina fielded an array of questions during their first debate Wednesday night ..."

"Here are their responses to some of those topics:" ...

"On guns and the federal no-fly list, Fiorina said her sister-in-law and former Sen. Edward Kennedy were mistakenly placed on the list. During the GOP primary debate last spring, Fiorina was asked if people on the no-fly list should be allowed to purchase a gun. She said yes."

"'The no-fly list isn't particularly well-managed. People who shouldn't be on it are on it ...'"

"She added: 'Here's the truth. We should not be taking constitutional rights away from citizens ... and that is exactly what Barbara Boxer is in favor in doing.'" ...
 

SC: Nikki Haley, Vincent Sheheen assure voters their guns are safe
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Your guns are safe, South Carolina."

"That was the message from both Democrat Vincent Sheheen and Republican Nikki Haley, this week."

"'Few things are as clearly defined as the right of individual Americans to own and use firearms,' Ms. Haley said in a statement."

"'I hold a concealed weapons permit myself, and as governor, I will continue to fight against any government infringement on the Second Amendment.'"

"Gun rights have not been a major issue in the race for governor in South Carolina ... yet it never hurts to assure your base that you are firmly behind them."

"And in South Carolina that assurance extends across party lines. Democratic gubernatorial Vincent Sheehen issued a similar statement this week." ...
 

OH: Ohio's gun owners have a difficult choice in casting ballot for governor
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"November's election for Ohio governor will likely be a close one, with the polls consistently showing the race to be a virtual tossup. The one thing that is nearly certain in this politically charged election year is that gun owners will likely decide the governor's race. Ohio has literally millions of gun owners and more than 200,000 Ohio citizens licensed to carry a concealed handgun. These gun owners, and specifically the concealed-carry licensees, are the swing voters in this year's election."

"Unfortunately for the gun owners, we have a very poor choice in this year's election. ..." ...
 

OH: Gov. Strickland believes he is cutting into the Republican base on the gun issue; Kasich disagrees
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Toledo Blade is reporting that, during a recent interview, Governor Ted Strickland said that he believes he has cut into John Kasich's Republican base due, in part, to the gun issue." ...

"Those who have been paying close attention to Mr. Kasich's words on this issue for the past year or so have been quick to note that he referred to his disagreement with the NRA in the present tense. Whether or not that was a Freudian slip that reveals his ongoing beliefs, or a media misquote ... it is clear that Kasich seeks to perpetuate the notion that he only cast one anti-gun vote during his time in Congress." ...
 

NV: Under the gun (second letter)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Regarding your recent article, 'NRA refuses to endorse Reid or Angle in U.S. Senate race':"

"If the NRA is not endorsing Sen. Harry Reid, why does the article also say that Brandon Hall from the Reid campaign acknowledged Wayne LaPierre's praise and a $4,950 contribution from the NRA? ..."

"An NRA endorsement of Sen. Reid, either verbally or monetarily, would be baffling ... It is equally disappointing -- considering the NRA's 'ardent' stance in defense of the Second Amendment -- that the group would disregard Sharron Angle."

"Shame on the NRA for its lack of focus on this constitutional candidate when the very future of our country is at stake in November ..."
 

MD: A Republican fight in Northern Harford
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In Northern Harford County, two incumbent Republican delegates are facing a stern challenge from within their own party."

"Meanwhile, the district’s state senator, Barry Glassman, doesn’t have any election opposition — period — something that hasn’t happened in any other Harford County legislative race in generations." ...

"Seman said he will fight to lower taxes, repeal the sales tax increase and reduce income taxes and property taxes for individuals."

"He said he is also big on supporting the firearms rights guaranteed in Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, adding that he is a senior hunting safety instructor for the Department of Natural Resources and has 15 years of volunteer service with DNR." ...
 

MT: Governor Freudenthal pardons close friend, former District Attorney Kevin Meenan
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In what is so obvious in an act of friendship, Dave Freudenthal has pardoned close friend of thirty years, Kevin Meenan is formally a Natrona County District Attorney. Meenan once hailed as a top law enforcement official, disgraced the Justice system. Fast forward and he gets a full pardon including a restoral of gun rights."

"And you can’t even get a traffic ticket fixed…"

"Moving on, In case you need a 'lying cheat' for an Attorney, this pardon also gives Meenan a chance to appear before the bar to ask for his license to practice law."

"Sound good so far? Let's all thank Governor Freudenthal." ...
 

OR: Adams' gun plan taking fire from all sides
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Mayor Sam Adams' plan to reduce gun violence is not just drawing objections from defenders of the Second Amendment – it also is generating opposition from the other end of the political spectrum, including civil rights advocates."

"On Aug. 20, Adams introduced his five-point proposal after declaring that 'the illegal use of firearms is a long-standing community problem in the city of Portland.'" ...

"The plan gained support from Ceasefire Oregon, a Portland group that advocates for gun control laws ..." ...

"But Adams' ideas are being dismissed as ineffective and potentially unconstitutional by civil rights proponents who find themselves agreeing with Second Amendment advocates." ...
 

NY: Assembly measure aims to strip gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"What some people are saying regarding Assemblyman Dave Townsend's vote on Assembly Bill 7575 is misleading. The ... real goal of this legislation is to limit Second Amendment rights under the guise of protecting against domestic violence."

"This bill would not have prevented the recent terrible tragedy in Blossvale; any attempt to link this tragedy with this bill is not only dishonest, it is calculated to unfairly throw mud at ... [other] members of the Assembly who also voted against this legislation."

"I am glad our local Assembly delegation had the insight to vote against this bad piece of legislation which had nothing to do with domestic violence and everything to do with impinging on our constitutional rights."
 

 

IL: Police Sergeant Had Secret Life as Serial Rapist
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"It was nothing short of a nightmare -- a man obsessively tracking women, sneaking into their homes, assaulting them, and forcing them to perform a bizarre 'cleansing' ritual that washed away any hint of evidence from their bodies."

"Bloomington, Ill., Police Detective Clay Wheeler spent two years pursuing the first serial rapist in his town's memory."

"'I've seen more brutal things, more violent things, but some of the things that happened and what he would say and tell these girls as he's assaulting them, and I mean, I get chills. It just disgusts me,' he said."

"Hot on the rapist's trail, Wheeler and his colleagues soon uncovered clues suggesting the perpetrator was closer to home than they had ever imagined." ...
 

NY: Fellow cops clobbered me after wife called 911 for help vs. thugs, NYPD Officer Larry Jackson claims
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"An NYPD cop whose wife called 911 for help against a gang of thugs says he was brutally beaten by baton-wielding fellow officers who stormed his Queens home."

"Larry Jackson suffered a broken right hand and multiple bruises from kicks and billy-club blows he said he got from the men in blue called to his home when a gunman menaced guests at his daughter's birthday party."

"'To get my butt beat like that was unnecessary,' said the six-year veteran assigned to the 110th Precinct. 'We called the police, and this is what happened to me.'"

"'I'm shocked, angry and disappointed,' said the 6-foot-3, 300-pound Jackson."

"Prosecutors and the NYPD Internal Affairs Bureau are probing his claims." ...
 

PA: Allegheny County fires jail official
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"Allegheny County officials have fired jail internal affairs chief Thomas R. Leicht Jr. after allegations that he lied under oath in the Christina Korbe murder investigation."

"'Tom Leicht is going to separate from the Allegheny County Jail,' county Manager William Flynn said last night."

"Flynn said the termination will become final after a meeting this morning between Leicht and other officials. Flynn said his actions were prompted by a Pittsburgh Tribune-Review investigation that raised questions about Leicht's testimony at a June 7 pretrial hearing in the Korbe case." ...
 

PA: "Officers' safety comes first, and not infringing on people's rights comes second"
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"And there you have it: the Philadelphia Police Department’s view of its citizens’ right to bear arms. This via Lt. Fran Healy, special adviser to the police commissioner, responding to a story [at philly.com] about nine men arrested for firearms possession. All of whom held valid concealed carry permits. Four of whom are security guards. 'Eight of the men said that they were detained by police – two for 18 hours each. ... Charges were filed against three of the men, only to be withdrawn by the District Attorney's Office.' Lt. Healy 'acknowledged that some city cops apparently are unfamiliar with some concealed-carry permits,' but that it's 'better for cops to err on the side of caution.' Here’s their beef . . ." ...
 

PA: Time-off abuses by ranking corrections officers alleged
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"State Department of Corrections investigators are examining allegations that ranking corrections officers have abused leave and sick time ..."

"The Office of Professional Responsibility's investigation is believed to be focusing on at least three institutions ..."

"'There is an ongoing investigation,' spokeswoman Susan Bensinger said. '... We are not able to provide any further details.'"

"... If 'anything of a criminal nature is found,' investigators would give the information to the appropriate law enforcement agencies, she said."

"Roy Pinto, president of the Pennsylvania State Correction Officers Association, said he didn't know about the investigation but said the allegations are serious." ...
 

PA: Vet shot by police had sought help
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"A man police shot to death during a confrontation in Baldwin Borough sought psychiatric treatment at the VA ... before reportedly becoming suicidal ..."

"A Baldwin police officer shot Edward Zevola Sr., 61, at his home Tuesday night ..."

"Police said Zevola's wife called them about 9 p.m. to say the two argued and Zevola threatened her with a gun. She told police she feared he was suicidal or willing to kill someone."

"When Officer Kim Reising arrived, Zevola was sitting in a chair on the front patio with a rifle, said Baldwin police Chief Michael Scott."

"'He said, 'I'm a Vietnam veteran. I have seven rounds. I won't shoot for your Kevlar (bulletproof vest). I'll shoot for your head,' Scott said." ...
 

TX: Trooper, 2 others charged in ID scam
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"Three people, including a Department of Public Safety trooper, were arrested Tuesday, accused of selling fraudulent drivers' licenses to illegal immigrants from March through August."

"DPS Trooper Mark DeArza, 39; Lidia Gutierrez, 37, a clerk at the DPS office on old Galveston Road ... and Maen Bittar, 46, the manager of a service station on Almeda-Genoa, were charged with conspiracy to produce illegal identifications, according to a statement from U.S. Attorney Jose Angel Moreno."

"Bittar is accused of selling the drivers' licenses for $3,000. After taking the money, he would send buyers to the DPS office near Ellington Field, where they would be processed by DeArza and Gutierrez without legal documentation ..." ...
 

CA: Peter McFarland Tased By Sheriff's Deputies In His Own Home (VIDEO)
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"Peter McFarland of Marin County, Calif. is suing the county sheriff's office for tasing him in his own home while his wife pleaded with them to stop."

"The deputies arrived June 29 of last year after McFarland fell outside his home while he and his wife Pearl were returning from a charity fundraiser, and he said something to the effect that if he had a gun, he'd shoot himself in the head."

"It was hyperbole, McFarland told the deputies, who arrived after paramedics had already helped him inside. A rare survivor of pancreatic cancer, he considers himself lucky to be alive."

"Yet the deputies insisted on taking McFarland to the hospital for psychiatric evaluation, ultimately tasing him after he demanded they leave his house. ..." ...
 

FL: Cops: Deputy Choked Wife Over PlayStation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Lake County deputy choked his wife because she threatened to take away his PlayStation 3 ..."

"... Deputy Gary French admitted during his internal affairs investigation that he lied to Mount Dora police during his criminal investigation."

"French told police his wife put a towel around her neck and squeezed to make a red mark, but admitted during the internal investigation that he made that up. He confessed that it was a lie after the State Attorney’s Office decided not to prosecute in the case."

"The sheriff's office will forward the information to the Florida Department of Law Enforcement's Criminal Justice Standards and Training Commission to see if there is probable cause to further investigate the deputy’s actions." ...
 

850K South Korean Rifles Stuck in Development Hell
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"... 'The Obama administration approved the sale of [850K] American-made rifles [from South Korean's Lend Lease program] last year. But it reversed course and banned the sale in March ...'" ...

"The majority of this article explore the 'debate' over whether restricting these sales is a good idea of a bad idea. (As you might expect from a writer with the last name Lott.)"

"On the 'hell no' side, the Brady Campaign is the usual suspect, the speed dial go-to group for opposing anything to do with guns that's not to do with restricting them. Their less-than-compelling argument: the imported rifles are especially dangerous because . . . they're guns." ...
 

Obama Administration forges ahead on with its own weapons ban
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FULL TEXT BELOW:

The Obama Administration has blocked the legal sale of American made M1 rifles. These rifles are currently owned by South Korea and were used during the Korean War.

As reported on Fox News – The State Department is "working closely with our Korean allies and the U.S. Army in exploring alternative options to dispose of these firearms." - That means alternative to U.S. citizens from purchasing, even though M1 Garand Rifles are legal to own.

But for sure, this blatant disregard for the law combined with a hostile attack on the Second Amendment is what most of us expected from the current administration.

Of course the Brady Campaign is praising Obama…
 

July 2010 a Record Month for NICS Checks
Submitted by: Eric Lewis

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"Unadjusted data released by the FBI's [NICS] reported 1,069,792 checks in July 2010, ranking the month the highest July for most NICS checks."

"This figure represents an increase of 10.7 percent over checks in July 2009."

"The total number of background checks reported since the beginning of NICS is 118,006,677. ..."

"As NICS can be used for a variety of purposes such as state permit checks on CCW databases and applications, NSSF has created an adjusted monthly NICS figure by subtracting out the 'permit' column on the monthly NICS ... reports."

"The July 2010 adjusted NICS figure of 628,125 is an increase of 4.3 percent over the adjusted figure of 602,353 in July 2009." ...
 

TN: Tennessee Firearms Association Knoxville Chapter September meeting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The September meeting will be held on Tuesday evening, September 7, 2010"

"Our guest speaker will be Joseph G. Jarret, Esq., Knox County Law Director who will speak about the current assaults on the Second Amendment." ...
 

OH: Attorney General announces Second Quarter 2010 CHL statistics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Ohio Attorney General Richard Cordray (D) has released the concealed handgun license (CHL) statistics for the second quarter of 2010. At the end of June, we had an all time record of approximately 199,577 Ohio residents licensed to carry concealed firearms. ..."

"We are now in our seventh year of concealed carry in Ohio and it is clear that the program is popular, successful and growing. Ohio's law became effective in April of 2004. With that initial surge, the second quarter has remained ahead of other years in terms of the average number of licenses issued. While this year's second quarter demand was lower than last year ... the 14,898 regular licenses were still more than 32% higher than the average second quarter numbers." ...
 

NV: Shooting park makes strides
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Less than a year ago, hunters and other recreational shooters who needed places to sight-in their long guns or put in practice time on the range had few options. ..."

"Since there were no public facilities, most of us simply would head out to a favorite place in the desert and set up our impromptu shooting ranges and go to work. Though most of us were responsible and kept safety in mind, some shooters weren't as conscientious, and their actions created public safety concerns. ..."

"What we had was a need for a public shooting facility. Then, in December, that need was met when the gates at the new Clark County Shooting Park opened to the public. Since then, the facility has seen constant use ..." ...
 

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