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St. Louis Gun Rights Policy Conference unfolds this weekend
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The 24th annual Gun Rights Policy Conference will be held this weekend at the Airport Renaissance Hotel in St. Louis, MO and one look at the final agenda tells us that it could be a sizzler."

"The GRPC is the brainchild of Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Second Amendment Foundation and chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and Joe Tartaro, SAF president and executive editor of Gun Week. This year, it is expected to attract more than 700 of the nation's leading gun rights advocates and grass roots activists." ...
 

U.S. Arms Rights Proponents Are Cutting Edge of American Freedom Movement, says Gun Law Expert
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'American firearm owners form the cutting edge of the modern freedom movement in the United States,' gun rights expert John M. Snyder said here today."

"A former National Rifle Association editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, Treasurer of the Second Amendment Foundation, and Manager of Telum Associates, LL.C. Shotgun News last year named him the senior rights activist in Washington."

"Snyder said the Senate's recent 68-30 vote allowing Amtrak passengers to transport handguns in their checked luggage may indicate that, 'politicians are beginning to get the message. The American people are fed up with efforts at government control coming from Washington.'" ...
 

Virginia Tech Continues to Promote Defenselessness
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "Anyway, I am not surprised to see the anti-defense zealots have returned to the scene of a crime enabled by their insistence on mandated helplessness. The Center for Peace Studies and Violence Prevention is hosting a showing of ABC's propaganda hit piece on gun ownership, 'If I Only Had a Gun.'

"...Say, do you think there will be any armed 'Only Ones' there, you know, to keep everybody safe in case not everybody respects the rules...?"
 

Appeals Court To Consider Key Gun Rights Question
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A federal appeals court in San Francisco on Thursday will confront America's next big gun rights question: Whether or not the Second Amendment prevents state governments from enacting anti-gun laws."

"The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral arguments in a case that's likely to decide whether the Bill of Rights' guarantee of a right to 'keep and bear arms' restricts only the federal government and the District of Columbia -- the current state of affairs -- or whether it can be invoked to strike down intrusive state and local laws too."

"In an earlier ruling in April, a three-judge panel of the same court ruled that the Second Amendment did apply to the states ..." ...
 

America's Institutions of Higher Learning: The Idiot Factory
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Did you know our public universities are producing idiots?"

"PajamasTV's Steven Crowder goes undercover exposing UC Berkeley's liberal bias and the indoctrination underway in its classrooms. You won't believe the hilarious and alarming interactions Steven has with the Berkeley students." ...

"There is also a dearth of knowledge about firearms and the Second Amendment."

"Here's one of my favorites: 'The Second Amendment was written in a very different time, socially. It was a time when people lived mostly rural lives, and it was also a time after a huge rebellion against an 'unjust' government.' ..." ...
 

What's the difference between a "Living Constitution" and a dead document? (.pdf)
Submitted by: Rick Schwartz
Website: http://hubpages.com/hub/Need-business-capital-but-have-poor-credit-No-problem

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When gun-banners refer to a 'Living Constitution,' what they really mean is a Constitution that can be
interpreted any way they like ... which is not much
different from having no Constitution at all." ...
 

My Saturday with the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"When Barbour invites you to test out their gear in its natural environment on the grounds of Orvis Sandanona, America's oldest permitted shooting club, you cancel your weekend brunch plans and go. At least that was my thinking. How could I resist experiencing the ultimate culmination of unabashed manliness? The facility offers fly fishing instruction, a shooting school, gun safety classes, and, of course, world-class courses for sporting clays. Sandanona was the perfect day trip from New York City to blow off steam from my 9-to-5 TPS-report-generating existence. For $75, you, too, can soak up the outdoors, bond with your fellow shooters, and try your hand at 100 clays. ..." ...
 

All the gun, ammunition laws in the world won't change who we are
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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... "... first, allow me to say something about firearms. I am completely in favor of dropping all of them into that deep trench said to exist just beyond the Redondo Beach pier." ...

"But that, for about 250 million reasons, will never happen. Nor do I think that this new gun law will do any more than all the other gun laws to stop L.A.'s Avenues gang (192 shooting victims in the last three years) or any other gang member from obtaining ammunition."

"And we're dreaming if we think that laws will somehow stop the buying of ammunition by law-abiding citizens who might go suddenly and inexplicably berserk, shooting up colleges, high schools or you and me. " ...
 

South Korea planning sale of 86,000 Garand rifles to US citizens
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"South Korea's defence ministry has announced plans to sell up to 86,000 M1 Garand rifles to gun enthusiasts and collectors in the United States. Along with a reported 22,000 M1 carbine rifles, the total value of firearms for sale exceeds $100 million." ...
 

7 Items You Won't Believe Are Actually Legal
Submitted by: Larry

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"Drugs, artillery emplacements, napalm, prostitution - sometimes it seems like the best things in life are illegal. For some reason, the fascists who control this country don't believe in your God given right to smoke meth and man a 155-millimeter Howitzer."

"Luckily for us, there are a lot of awesome things out there that Uncle Sam amazingly hasn't taken away from us yet. Read this article, and then go and pick up one of everything while you still can!"

#7.Flamethrowers"

"Holy Sh**, Really?"

"Yes. There are currently no federal laws governing or restricting the ownership of flame-throwing devices. ... 40 states have absolutely no laws whatsoever concerning flamethrowers. ..." ...
 

Sword incident proves handguns actually save lives
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"With one swift slash from a samurai sword, John Pontolillo made a convincing case for ... private ownership of handguns?"

"Oh, you betcha." ...

"Let's ponder how the scenario would have played out had Pontolillo been armed not with a samurai sword, but a handgun." ...

"I can see the scenario: Pontolillo says to Rice, 'Mr. Burglar, I'd like you to meet two of my best buddies ever, those esteemed Americans Mr. Smith and Mr. Wesson. You might want to stay put until police arrive.'"

"And Rice would have done so. Or fled. Bottom line: He'd be alive today to tell the tale. So private ownership of firearms actually saves lives, and could have saved Rice's." ...
 

VA: Gun lobbyists pick candidates
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"A national gun–rights organization was as good as its executive director's word when it threw its support to GOP House of Delegates nominee Catherine Crabill last week. ..."

"Pratt, who came from Springfield to support Crabill, told the crowd that Crabill's now-famous 'ballot box/bullet box' speech inspired his organization and that the state GOP, which has shunned Crabill, would pay a price if it didn't reverse itself and help her. Unless the state party switched and came to Crabill's aid, Pratt said his organization would write its members telling them not to send their donations to the state party or statewide candidates but to Crabill."

"Within a week, Pratt and the GOA had made good on his promise." ...
 

NV Senate Candidate Robin Titus Answers Gun Rights Questionnaire
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"Another contender for the Nevada Senate seat currently occupied by Harry Reid has answered the political questionnaire on gun rights: Robin L. Titus, MD. This makes four contenders in this race who deemed it important enough an issue to provide unequivocal answers to specific questions."
 

VA: NRA endorses Anne Crockett-Stark in 6th District race
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

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"The National Rifle Association has endorsed 6th District Delegate Anne Crockett-Stark (R-Wythe Co.) in her re-election campaign."

"The gun rights group cited Delegate Crockett-Stark's record in the House for their endorsement. According to a news release, NRA Virginia State Liaison Andrew Jennison noted, 'Your exemplary record of past service in the Virginia House of Delegates clearly illustrates your commitment to protecting the rights of law-abiding firearm owners and sportsmen.'" ...
 

Derailing the Antis
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Passed by a 68-to-30 Senate vote, an amendment authored by Mississippi Sen. Roger Wicker, mandates that Amtrak allow passengers to carry handguns in their checked baggage. ..."
"Amtrak's Chairman of the Board Thomas C. Carper and Dick Durbin (D, Mordor), felt the need to conduct a public panty-wetting, to which Bruce Krafft responds:"
"Okay, so what AmTrack and Dick are saying is that passengers' checked baggage is subject to being 'lost, damaged, stolen or misused'? You can't have it both ways boys, if your baggage security is inadequate then [you are] knowingly operating a system where your customers' personal possessions, that they have entrusted to your care, are subject to rifling by your employees?" ...
 

TN: City ban on guns in parks stands 6-3 vote upholds restriction; county to take up issue Monday
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"Bring the dogs, bring the kids, but leave the guns at home - at least in city parks."

"'There's a time and a place (for everything), and this is neither the time nor the place to allow it,' Knoxville City Councilman Rob Frost said."

"Council members voted Tuesday night to continue the city's long-standing ban on guns in city parks. ..."

"Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, who's seeking the Republican nomination for governor, didn't vote but gave the vote his support, saying the intersection of greenways and gun-free zones such as schools would make repealing the ban impractical." ...

"Gun-rights supporters said Tuesday night's effort won't be their last shot." ...
 

ATF tells Tennessee that a federal gun law trumps the state’s
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives has told Tennessee gun dealers to disregard a state statute that exempts firearms made and sold inside Tennessee from federal gun laws and registration."

"The ATF says the federal laws still apply regardless of the state’s move." ...

"'This bill simply asserts that if a firearms and/or ammunition is made totally within the state of Tennessee, then the federal government has no jurisdiction over that item in any fashion, so long as it remains in the state and outside of interstate commerce,' Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mt. Juliet, the bill’s sponsor, said on the Senate floor when it passed there in June." ...
 

TX: Ramon Perez: One Good (and brave) Cop
Submitted by: Larry

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"Ramon Perez, a homeschooling father of four beautiful children and a part-time lay preacher, was a rookie police officer in Austin, Texas when he responded to a domestic violence call in January 2005." ...

"Perez believed the use of potentially lethal force [a Taser] in that situation was unwarranted, unconstitutional, and illegal. It would also have violated the 'use of force' policy established by the Austin Police Department. Nonetheless, his refusal to carry out an illegal order would cost him his job. ..." ...

"Irrespective of the outcome of Perez’s lawsuit, two things are quite clear:"

"First, although extraordinary efforts are made to retain police who commit crimes of violence against innocent people under color of 'authority,' police who refuse orders to commit such acts can expect summary termination;"

"Second, Ramon Perez is a man of uncommon integrity ..." ...
 

MI: Troubled couple's tragic end reflects existing trend -- Deaths highlight police suicides
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"First, the shots rang out. Then came the screams."

"A woman's lifeless body lay on the cement. The man who had shot her was down, too, a self-inflicted gunshot to his head, his breathing too shallow to detect."

"'Someone's shooting in our parking lot ... please hurry, hurry, hurry!' a caller pleaded with a 911 dispatcher. 'Come on, hurry!'"

"The pleas were useless: Canton police said that 33-year-old Patricia Williams, a Detroit police officer, was already dead, and her killer and husband -- Detroit homicide Detective Edward Williams, 36 -- had fatally turned the gun on himself."

"The Tuesday morning deaths were a marriage of two endemic problems plaguing police departments nationwide, experts said: domestic violence and suicides." ...
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Submitter's Note: Endemic problems? Does that mean that cops are more likely than the rest of us to be wife beaters and/or suicidally deranged?
 

WY: Glenrock officers will appeal firing
Submitted by: riotboy

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"The town of Glenrock has fired two police officers involved in last month's controversial tasing of a 76-year-old man at a parade."

"Town officials announced the firing in a written statement Tuesday morning." ...

"Officials say they made their decision after consulting with the town's attorney and reviewing two investigations conducted in the wake of the incident."

"The officers, Sgt. Paul Brown and officer Mike Kavenius, are appealing the decision ..."

"The men had been on paid administrative leave following their Aug. 1 confrontation with Glenrock resident Bud Grose while he was operating an antique tractor at the parade. During the encounter, Kavenius used his Taser on Grose multiple times." ...
 

IL: Our Friendly Cops at Work
Submitted by: Larry

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"Cops really think they are above the law, and the situation is getting worse. A recent story from Chicago has a cop arresting the head nurse of a hospital emergency room because she said they had to follow legal and medical protocol regarding the drawing of blood from an alleged drunk driver."

"Obviously, following the law was much too complicated for the Chicago cop."

"Can anyone imagine a cop doing this even 10 years ago or at least 20 years ago? American police forces really do think of themselves as members of an occupying army and little else."
 

FL: Cops Halt Drug Bust to Play Wii
Submitted by: Larry

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"Police in Florida stormed a home to search for drugs. Some of them searched the house looking for their booty. The others? They found a Wii game and began to play."
"While some detectives hauled out evidence such as flat screen televisions and shotguns, others threw strikes, gutter balls and worked on picking up spares."

"A Polk County sheriff’s detective cataloging evidence repeatedly put down her work and picked up a Wii remote to bowl. When she hit two strikes in a row, she raised her arms above her head, jumping and kicking." ...

"…But detectives with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office, the Auburndale, Lakeland and Winter Haven police departments did not know that a wireless security camera connected to a computer inside Difalco's home was recording their activity." ...
 

America armed, but guns not necessarily loaded
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Bullet-makers are working around the clock, seven days a week, and still can't keep up with the nation's demand for ammunition."

"Shooting ranges, gun dealers and bullet manufacturers say they have never seen such shortages. Bullets, especially for handguns, have been scarce for months because gun enthusiasts are stocking up on ammo, in part because they fear President Barack Obama and the Democratic-controlled Congress will pass antigun legislation — even though nothing specific has been proposed and the president last month signed a law allowing people to carry loaded guns in national parks." ...
 

MN: St. Paul College gets all clear; no gunman found
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"St. Paul College has gotten an all clear from police after a three-hours-plus sweep of the campus failed to uncover a man with a gun -- as reported earlier by a student." ...

"The state's 'conceal and carry'[sic] statute does ban weapons possession even with a permit on public- and private-school property up through 12th grade, but not on college property." ...
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KABA Note: After almost six-and-a-half years the media still get it wrong. Minnesota's 'permit to carry' law says nothing about concealment, rather that you need a permit for a weapon "on or about the person's clothes or the person".
 

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