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Why are so many anti-gun mayors criminals?
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "Anybody else noticing a pattern of self-entitlement and refusal to admit responsibility...? Isn't there a term for people like that?" ...
 

Should The Second Amendment Be Repealed?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Front Page columnist Budd Schroeder will debate well known political blog webmaster, Joseph Illuzzi on the subject, 'Should the Second Amendment be repealed?' Mr. Illuzzi's, blog is PoliticsNY.Net and he his well known for his insight on elections and political controversial issues."

"He believes that civilians should not own firearms."

"The program is sponsored by the Judges & Police Conference where Mr. Schroeder is First Vice-President. He is also Chairman of the Board of S.C.O.P.E. Inc. (Shooter's Committee On Political Education) and a member of the Board of Directors of the [NRA]."

"Schroeder believes that the Constitution is correct and that firearms is almost a synonym for freedom. ..." ...
 

Misrepresented gun statistics fire off unwarranted judgment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"When coming home late on a Saturday night, it is not unusual to hear the occasional loud bang."

"This sound could just as easily be produced by a dropped two-by-four or a blown transformer, but the first thought is usually, 'Did someone get shot?'"

"This reaction is evoked because society has an undercurrent of anxiety about gun crime – anxiety partially influenced by statistics and stereotypes of the Brady Campaign ... the largest and most prevalent gun control organization in the U.S. Its findings are regularly cited on many major media establishments."

"As the saying goes, 'The devil is in the details,' and while I wouldn't go as far as saying the Brady Campaign is the devil, I would call its use of statistics misleading." ...
 

Obama Administration moves to block the sale of M1s to law-abiding Americans
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Apparently, things are going so well in the Middle East that the State Department now feels it can turn its attention to banning the lawful possession of firearms by American citizens."

"In a little-noticed decision in March, the Obama administration reversed an earlier decision and moved to block the importation of 857,470 lawful M1 semi-automatics which were being sold by South Korea in an effort to raise money for its military. According to Hillary Clinton's State Department, this action was taken because the M1's 'could potentially be exploited... for illicit purposes.'"

"Even worse, a spokesman for the State Department left the impression that the valuable historic relics could even be melted down ..." ...
 

International Military Antiques (IMA) Offers an Alternative for Machinegun Collectors
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Owning a piece of history that is actually a machine-gun requires a lot of special paperwork and hassle."

"The alternative is to get a historic item that doesn't actually fire. While that might seem like half the fun is missing, think of half the fun you get for having a fantastic display item – one that is generally legal to own and still looks quite impressive."

"International Military Antiques (IMA) is one of the premier sellers of such historical items, as well as other unique oddities and collectibles. We talked to owners Christian and Alexander Cranmer about their business, how they got started and what the future might hold for collectors. www.ima-usa.cm" ...
 

Brady Campaign: NRA Wrong -- Gun Ownership Actually Down
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://www.opposingviews.com

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"The NRA is wrong again –as wrong as it was in 2009 when its President Wayne LaPierre suggested that our founding fathers believed that so-called 'Second Amendment remedies' were the way to ensure democracy." ...
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KABA Note: Where could those NRA nut-jobs have gotten the idea that the founders felt that arms would ensure liberty?

"The strongest reason for people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." -- (Thomas Jefferson)

"Firearms stand next in importance to the Constitution itself. They are the American people's liberty teeth and keystone under independence ... From the hour the Pilgrims landed, to the present day, events, occurrences, and tendencies prove that to insure peace, security and happiness, the rifle and pistol are equally indispensable . . . the very atmosphere of firearms everywhere restrains evil interference - they deserve a place of honor with all that is good" (George Washington)

"What country can preserve it's liberties if their rulers are not warned from time to time that their people preserve the spirit of resistance. Let them take arms." (Thomas Jefferson to James Madison, Dec. 20, 1787, in Papers of Jefferson, ed. Boyd et al.)

"The right of the people to keep and bear arms has been recognized by the General Government; but the best security of that right after all is, the military spirit, that taste for martial exercises, which has always distinguished the free citizens of these States....Such men form the best barrier to the liberties of America" - (Gazette of the United States, October 14, 1789.)

"What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty.... Whenever Governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins." (Rep. Elbridge Gerry of Massachusetts, spoken during floor debate over the Second Amendment [ I Annals of Congress at 750 {August 17, 1789}])

"Before a standing army can rule, the people must be disarmed; as they are in almost every kingdom of Europe. The supreme power in America cannot enforce unjust laws by the sword; because the whole body of the people are armed, and constitute a force superior to any bands of regular troops that can be, on any pretense, raised in the United States" (Noah Webster in `An Examination into the Leading Principles of the Federal Constitution', 1787, a pamphlet aimed at swaying Pennsylvania toward ratification, in Paul Ford, ed., Pamphlets on the Constitution of the United States, at 56(New York, 1888))

"...but if circumstances should at any time oblige the government to form an army of any magnitude, that army can never be formidable to the liberties of the people, while there is a large body of citizens, little if at all inferior to them in discipline and use of arms, who stand ready to defend their rights..." (Alexander Hamilton speaking of standing armies in Federalist 29.)

"As civil rulers, not having their duty to the people before them, may attempt to tyrannize, and as the military forces which must be occasionally raised to defend our country, might pervert their power to the injury of their fellow citizens, the people are confirmed by the article in their right to keep and bear their private arms." (Tench Coxe in `Remarks on the First Part of the Amendments to the Federal Constitution' under the Pseudonym `A Pennsylvanian' in the Philadelphia Federal Gazette, June 18, 1789 at 2 col. 1)
 

Get the lead out
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Is there a Second Amendment license to pollute?"

"Apparently the Environmental Protection Agency thinks so."

"The agency has decided against banning lead hunting ammunition and fishing gear under the Toxic Substances Control Act."

"That decision is being challenged by a number of conservation groups who argue that the agency's legal authority to do so is clear."

"Critics say the EPA's reluctance to act is more about politics than policy: The fear of angering gun rights groups in an election year." ...
 

U.S. v. Morsette
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "A jury convicted Defendant Richard Charles Morsette of assault for attacking two people in his home, which is located on Rocky Boy's Indian Reservation in Montana. At trial, Defendant claimed that he acted in self-defense. The district court gave a standard jury instruction on self-defense but declined to give Defendant's additional requested instruction: 'In the home, the need for self-defense and property defense is most acute.' The sole question on appeal is whether the Supreme Court's recent decisions in District of Columbia v. Heller, 128 S. Ct. 2783 (2008), and McDonald v. City of Chicago, 130 S. Ct. 3020 (2010), required the court to give the requested additional instruction.[ 1 ] We answer that question 'no.'" ...
 

CA: What to do when the system comes crashing down
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "A few months ago, before the last round of budget cuts, the [Sacramento County] Sheriff opined that he would have to start issuing more gun permits due to the potential for increased lawlessness caused by cutbacks. Whether this actually happened or not, I don't know. Many of those cutbacks didn't happen to the extent it was first feared. Sacramento County is not known as being a hotbed of support for the Second Amendment. Interestingly, it is becoming a big issue in the race for the Stanislaus County Sheriff, just down the road from Sacramento County. ..."

"Is Sheriff McGinness crying, 'Wolf' in order to get a bigger piece of the pie? I don't know. If he did the last time, it worked. ..."
 

Burglars downstairs -- where's my gun?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In light of the double murder in a prominent California city where two 16-year-old thugs with baseball bat and knife bludgeoned an elderly couple to death after first robbing them in the hopes of acquiring more money for their frequent marijuana usage, I wonder if this tragedy may have been avoided had the victims used a gun to protect themselves. Many crime victims also are victims to our society's undying trust that if we are law-abiding, others around us will be also, and those who are not will be dealt with swiftly by law enforcement. Such is naive, impossible and a great American myth." ...

"This is why you must preserve your right of self-defense and why the recent Supreme Court decision, McDonald v. City of Chicago, is so important ..." ...
 

Vote your conscience
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "With all of the important issues and challenges facing our nation right now supporting politicians based solely on their position on individual rights might seem myopic, but luckily there is a broader issue which every Second Amendment supporter can strongly stand behind. That issue is Liberty. There are clear choices on the ballot this year. On one side are those who see the Constitution as an obstacle to their objectives and something to be side-stepped, slipped past, or redefined. On the other side are those who respect and revere the Constitution and the full Bill Of Rights. This election could easily be seen as a referendum on the Constitution itself. ..." ...
 

MO: Gun Owners of America Endorses Vicky Hartzler for Congress
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Gun Owners of America Political Victory Fund is proud to endorse Vicky Hartzler for Congress in Missouri's Fourth Congressional District."

"Vicky served in the state legislature from 1995-2000, earning an A+ rating for her unwavering support of the Second Amendment. She is just the type of person we need to stand against the anti-gun agenda of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi." ...
 

CA: Woolsey squares off against challengers
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Veteran Democratic Congresswoman Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma, participated in a public debate Monday, squaring off against conservative Republican opponent Jim Judd at Santa Rosa City Council chambers."

"More than 200 people, many of them outspoken Judd supporters, crowded into the room to hear candidates outline starkly different positions on health care, tax cuts, gun control, immigration and Congressional pay." ...

"Woolsey said she supports the Second Amendment, 'but I don't believe it means that every individual in this country needs an assault weapon.'"

"Judd described himself as an 'avid hunter' and questioned the government’s definition of assault weapon." ...
 

NH: Pro-gun groups show split
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"New Hampshire Firearms Coalition officials say they made a clerical error when they gave an A rating to a white nationalist candidate for state representative."

"But anger within the pro-gun community over the endorsement of Grafton County Republican Ryan Murdough highlights the rift between the hard-line coalition and other gun rights activists in the state. That anger is spilling over into the race for state representative in Bow and Dunbarton, where Firearms Coalition Secretary J.R. Hoell is running as a Republican candidate." ...
 

IL: Advocates urge support for pro concealed-carry candidates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun-rights advocates at a town hall meeting Tuesday urged people to support candidates who favor laws allowing people to carry concealed weapons."

"'All we're asking in this state is to be treated like we have a modicum of intelligence, a feeling for safety and a respect for human life that goes beyond being a gangbanger,' former McLean County Sheriff Steve Brienen told the crowd of more than 300 people ... 'Is that so much to ask?'"

"Valinda Rowe, spokeswoman for IllinoisCarry.com, which sponsored the event, said Illinois is the last state to permit its residents to carry firearms in public. Wisconsin does not have a law permitting concealed carry, but its attorney general said the state cannot prohibit carrying weapons openly." ...
 

PA: NRA and Firefighters endorse Carney in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Democratic Congressman Chris Carney announced two endorsements he received. Below are the press releases on each of the endorsements:"

"National Rifle Association"

"The National Rifle Association Political Victory Fund (NRA-PVF) is endorsing Rep. Chris Carney for re-election to the U.S. House of Representatives in Pennsylvania's 10th Congressional District this November."

"'Chris Carney is a solid defender of the Second Amendment who will stand up for the rights of gun owners in Pennsylvania', said Chris W. Cox, chairman of the NRA-PVF." ...
 

KY: Lt. gov. candidate: Eliminate concealed carry laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"State Rep. Mike Harmon, a Republican candidate for lieutenant governor, said Monday that he plans to introduce legislation during the 2011 General Assembly to allow Kentuckians to carry concealed weapons without a permit."

"Harmon, of Danville, is running on a ticket with Louisville businessman Phil Moffett in next year’s race for governor."

"He said in an interview that every law-abiding citizen 'should have the right to carry a gun if they so choose to protect themselves.'"

"Under current law, Kentuckians who aren’t felons can carry weapons openly – or have them visible in their vehicles – without a permit." ...
 

NM: Teague/Pearce debate gets contentious
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"What was designed to be a sanitized question-and-answer session on border security on Monday was instead a contentious debate between Democratic U.S. Rep. Harry Teague and Republican challenger Steve Pearce." ...

"Pearce tried to reveal contrasts between the two – he said ... he supports the Second Amendment, while Teague does not ..." ...

"Asked about guns illegally entering Mexico from the United States, Pearce shifted to talking about the Second Amendment. He cited a 2000 newspaper article in which Teague was quoted as saying he wouldn't mind turning in his guns."

"'Since then he has said that if he knew he was running for Congress he wouldn't have said that, which tells you something about what his values are,' Pearce said. ..." ...
 

WV: Gun Rights Organization Issues Candidate Endorsements
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The West Virginia Citizens Defense League, the state's largest active grassroots gun rights organization , issued the following endorsements for the House of Delegates in the November 2, 2010 general election."

"The WVCDL has indorsed Kevin Craig (D), Carol Miller ( R) and Douglas Franklin ( R) in District 15. Kelli Sobonya (R ) and T-Anne See ( R) are endorsed for District 16."

"As part of its endorsement process, WVCDL considered incumbent legislators’ voting records and candidates’ responses to the WVCDL 2020 Legislative Candidate Survey. WVCDL publishes its candidate survey and all responses on its web site: www.wvcdl.org." ...
 

Second Amendment Group Made Terror Threat List in Pennsylvania
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Last week it was reported that Tea Party activists had made the Pennsylvania terror threat list generated by an Israeli company. Now we learn that Second Amendment as well as anti-tax activists were also snooped by the state ..."

"The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports today that a state lawmaker has demanded answers from the Rendell administration on why a taxpayer-financed bulletin intended to identify terror-related threats included two Capitol rallies he organized this year. ..."

"'Pennsylvania militia groups apparently are planning on attending' [Metcalfe's annual Second Amendment rally], ... the Institute of Terrorism Research and Response, said in the bulletin. ..." ...
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KABA Note: The antis often accuse us of 'hysteria' when we point out that opposition the Second Amendment implies a disregard for the whole Bill of Rights, but they do weem to be chipping away at all of them, don't they.
 

UT: Prosecutor declines to file charges against Millard County Sheriff’s staff
Submitted by: MACpistol.com
Website: http://www.macpistol.com

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"No criminal charges will be filed against any Millard County sheriff’s personnel over a 2008 episode in which a gun was found in the home of a detective’s father, who should not have had the weapon because he is a felon."

"Sevier County Attorney Dale Eyre announced his decision in an e-mail sent Monday to The Tribune. ... He did not elaborate on his decision and did not respond to a phone message left for him Tuesday." ...

"In July 2008, Merlin Jackson — registered sex offender and felon, and the father of a sheriff's detective — had a medical emergency at his home near Fillmore. According to accounts given to investigators, a Millard County deputy saw a rifle in a gun cabinet. Utah law makes it a crime for felons to posses firearms." ...
 

WI: Gun-Carrying Customers Prompt Culver's Policy Review
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... "Five members of the open-carry advocacy group, Wisconsin Carry, met to eat dinner and socialize. The men were all legally openly carrying firearms." ...

"Madison police confirmed that a call was placed to them by a concerned woman who had seen the men in the restaurant." ...

"Police responded to the call by approaching the men with the complaint and asking to see identification ..."

"'These individuals were not given any choice; they were simply told they have to provide their ID or they'll be cited for refusal to do it -- for obstruction,' said [group secretary] Gold." ...

"The two men who refused to provide identification were handcuffed, ticketed for obstruction of justice and searched until identification was found, police said." ...
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KABA Note: Yeah, that whole Bill of Rights? They're more like guidelines.
 

FL: 84-year-old vet suffers broken neck after police takedown
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"An elderly man is in critical condition after being thrown to the ground by a police officer." ...

"Witnesses say the 84-year-old was upset when he saw his car was about to be towed." ...

"The police were called and say Daley, who'd been drinking, put his hands on the officer."

"... he put his hands on the officer three times and the cop warned him to stop each time." ...

"Another witness says the officer then violently hip checked him and took him to the ground." ...

"... Orlando Police Department's use of force policy ... define[s] imminent danger as a situation that could lead to death or great bodily harm."

"An Orlando police sergeant and spokesperson said this situation should qualify as imminent danger ..." ...
 

OH: Cleveland announces "voluntary" handgun registration; residents say "NO"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to WKYC.com, 'Cleveland residents who want to register their handguns can do so 24 hours a day, seven days a week.'"

"Let that idea sink in for a moment. Cleveland has launched a voluntary handgun registration program."

"For what purpose? We cannot fathom the logic behind this announcement. Are they expecting criminals to register their guns? Not likely. And if any law-abiding citizens register, what will authorities do with the information? It makes no sense."

"It makes even less sense when you consider the difficult and time-consuming process to register. ..." ...
 

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