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Police Group Lauds Citizen Militia, Right to Purchase Guns 'Without Restriction'
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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"It's an excerpt from the Law Enforcement Digest titled 'Firearms Control in the United States: The Position of The National Police Officers Association of America.'

"...I copied it from the September 1959 issue of Guns Magazine, the publication that hosts my monthly 'Rights Watch' column. I've written before about how each month they post on their website the corresponding issue from 50 years ago, and how it always provides interesting insights from another time--insights that often help us understand how we got to where we are today."
 

Gun Rights 101: What exactly is an ‘illegal gun’ that 400 mayors are against?
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"In May 2006, a small group of mayors, including ousted Seattle Mayor Greg Nickels, were invited to a 'summit' in New York by Mayor Michael Bloomberg and Boston Mayor Thomas Menino to found Mayors Against Illegal Guns."

"The purported idea was to get so-called 'illegal guns' off the streets; a lofty goal for sure, but might it not be a better idea to get criminals off the streets instead?"

"Of course, removing a criminal element from society has never been the MAIG goal. This group, which now boasts more than 400 members claiming to represent 56 million American citizens ... is only focused on removing what it calls 'illegal guns' from society." ...
 

Second Amendment March Needs Your Help!
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Second Amendment March needs your help! We have less than eight months until our D.C. event, and there is much to accomplish before then."

"Many hands make light work, so we are forming committees to take on specific tasks. The descriptions are provided below."

"If you are willing and able to serve on one of these committees, please send an email to Terri.Stocke@secondamendmentmarch.com with the following information:" ...
 

Is a vote for health care reform a vote against gun rights?
Submitted by: Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner
Website: http://www.GunsPoliticsandFreedom.com

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"Presaging the impact of national health care in the United States, the British Medical Association plans to 'tag' medical records of patients who own guns"

"Gun Owners of America (GOA) has been alone on the national stage in warning of the dangers of centralized health care to the rights of gun owners. The NRA, by contrast, has been largely silent on the issue and has even defended passage of legislation (H.R. 2640) which began the process of centralizing mental health records – centralization which health care legislation could eventually build upon to create vast numbers of people prohibited from owning firearms." ...
 

The Outsourced American
Submitted by: Jim McNair

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"I'm sure that most of you have seen the advertisement for Brinks ... An attractive young mom ... A menacing prowler ... kicks the door in. The alarm sounds ... and her fear is calmed ... the police are on the way."

"I always shake my head when I see these commercials. ... Response from law enforcement, in the best of times, will be several minutes. However, depending on conditions, can take considerably longer, even hours in some locations in the country."

"When did we start out-sourcing our safety and defense to others? Americans have always been an independent lot; throughout history, we have always been willing to take action in our own defense. ..." ...
 

Washington Should Dump Anti-Sovereignty Gun Control Treaty and Accept Concealed Carry Reciprocity, says Senior Rights Activist
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'When Congress returns to Washington at the conclusion of its summer recess, the Senate should avoid ratification of an anti-sovereignty gun control treaty, and Congress should recognize national reciprocity for the authorized carrying of concealed firearms,' John M. Snyder said here today."

"A former [NRA] editor, Snyder is Public Affairs Director of the [CCRKBA], and a Director of Council for America. Shotgun News recently recognized him as the senior rights activist in Washington."

"'President Obama ...' explained Snyder, 'has urged the Senate to ratify CIFTA ... The proposal does not define explicitly what 'illicit' means. ...'" ...
 

"Mayors Against Illegal Guns"? How about "Citizens Against Illegal Mayors"?
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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Dave Workman asks here, "What is an 'Illegal Gun'?"

His point is well taken, but I have a better idea. Why, instead of "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" don't we have "Citizens Against Illegal Mayors"? I mean, Birmingham has an illegal mayor. His name is Larry Langford. This is him here:

He took bribes, say the Feds, in return for steering bond issues.

Oh, Yeah, and this is his confessed bagman, Al LaPierre, former head of the Alabama Democrat Party and Al's lawyer.

This is Bill Blount, the confessed "bond daddy" who bribed Larry using Al, and his lawyer.

 

Political Cannibalism -- MoveOn.Org morphing to BiteOff.Org -- Obamanoid bites off tip of counter-demonstrator's finger. "Mad Bob" sez: "Pack Heat!"
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh

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MoveOn.Org Demonstration Gets Out of Hand. No, REALLY out of hand. Like missing fingers "out of hand."

A tip of the boonie hat to "Mad Bob," commander of the fabled hardcore but shadowy Alabama constitutional militia formation known as the Dogtown Rangers, who signs his emails "MOS 1372." He just drew my attention to this story out of California.

Mad Bob's comment?

"Hell, Mike, that sumbitch musta been hongry. And they wonder why our side's starting to pack heat at these turdfests?"

Indeed.

 

A "Reasonable Mind" whistling past Bloody Hill & the graveyard of history.
Submitted by: Mike Vanderboegh
Website: http://sipseystreetirregulars.blogspot.com

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Dear Lyndon,

A link to your letter to the Springfield News Leader was posted on the Keep and Bear Arms web site, and in reading it, I could only shake my head at someone so much a prisoner of his own world view that he does not understand that the ground upon which he believes he firmly stands, and indeed has always stood, is actually the crumbling lip of a precipice.

This is your letter as printed, below. Kindly correct me if this is not what you said.
 

Internal Gun Locks
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Earlier blog posts on new Smith & Wesson products here in the last few weeks triggered a visceral storm of criticism in the Comments sections for S&W’s continued installation of an internal lock on most of their revolvers. The turn of the key locks the mechanism and renders the gun unshootable, even if it is fully loaded."

"S&W has departed from the current policy twice. First, as mentioned here in comments, they quickly sold out a run of Airweight .38 revolvers made on older frames in stock, which did not have the controversial feature. Second, they've had good sales of their 'lemon-squeezer' series ..."

"My experience and research has shown that spontaneous locking of the guns during firing ... has occurred, but rarely. ..." ...
 

Load up with Smith & Wesson (SWHC)
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'Vice stocks have consistently outperformed most other market sectors, especially during recessionary times,' says Alexander Green, whose 'Seven Deadly Sins Portfolio' is up 59% in six months."

"One strong performer in that portfolio is Smith & Wesson (Nasdaq: SWHC). Here, the investment director of The Oxford Club explains why investors should load up on the gun maker."

""Its world-famous .357 Magnum was developed specifically for law enforcement agencies, and the Smith & Wesson .38 Special has been adopted as the caliber of choice at one time or another by hundreds of police departments." ...
 

Call to arms by 'patriots' not loaded with logic
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"'Who would be silly enough to carry an unloaded firearm?'"

"So said William Kostric, the Libertarian anti-tyranny protester who triggered his 15 minutes of notoriety when he wore a loaded handgun outside an Obama speaking event in New Hampshire last month."

"My thought exactly."

"If you're going to pack heat to protect yourself from a threat, it's pretty dum-dum to separate the gun from the ammo." ...

"In their defense, the pro-gun 'patriots' advocating the public display of unloaded guns point out that it's against California law to carry loaded firearms in public without a permit.
We're doing what the law allows, nothing more, nothing less, they argue." ...
 

WA: Grays Harbor County: Fatal shooting at campsite was self-defense, police say
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"An Olympia man who was killed Saturday near his campsite at Wynoochee Lake was apparently shot by another camper in self-defense ..."

"The deceased man was identified as Westin Wolff, 25, of Olympia, said Rick Scott, Grays Harbor undersheriff. But Scott did not release the name of the alleged shooter."

"'It appears at this juncture that the shooting itself was a legitimate act of self-defense,' Scott said."

"Police said the shooting occurred after an argument about 1:30 a.m. Saturday near the shore of Wynoochee Lake, which is in Olympic National Forest ... The conflict involved two different groups of campers, police said. Wolff was one of a party of three young men, and the other party was a family, Scott said." ...
 

NC: Man fired to defend himself, police say
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Police do not expect to charge a 65-year-old Faucette Mill Road homeowner who shot an intruder Friday night."

"'At this point we believe he was acting in self-defense,' Lt. Davis Trimmer of the Hillsborough Police Department said Tuesday. 'He was alone in his house. He came out and found three men in his living room.'" ...

"Police are not releasing the name of the homeowner. He told police he heard the door to his residence being forced open. He got a pistol and found three people standing in his living room. He fired one shot, hitting Williams. After the shooting, he saw four men running from his home."

"North Carolina law recognizes people's right to defend themselves, others or their homes." ...
 

Armed and religious: keeping your church safe
Submitted by: Daniel White
Website: http://www.OhioCCW.org

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"Yesterday, the Ohio News Network ran a story about 'Church Safety And Security'. This article talks about the fact that although churches are supposed to be sanctuaries they are not immune to violence and church officials and parishioners alike need to be prepared for the actions of those who would do them harm." ...
 

CA: Political shootout over Cow Palace
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"With the close of this year's legislative session fast approaching, a bill that would ban gun shows at the Cow Palace in Daly City is expected to go before the state Assembly ..." ...

"The local community — the Cow Palace sits on the border of San Mateo County and San Francisco — doesn't like the gun shows because they encourage illegal gun sales and violence, Leno told The Examiner. The location is near Sunnydale public housing, Visitation Valley and Bayview-Hunters Point, all neighborhoods with high crime rates."

"'These parents don’t want this in the neighborhood,' he said. 'Why disrespect them?'"

"But Cow Palace CEO Joe Barkett says the bill is backed by misconceptions about gun shows." ...
 

WI: Illegal local ordinances defeated
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Jeff Niles asked his local police chief about his ability to openly carry a gun a few months ago. The response from the Police Chief to Jeff was essentially no you can't carry a gun because Milton has a local ordinance that prohibits open carry. However Jeff knew the ordinance was unenforceable ..."

"Jeff took his time to educate the Mayor, the city attorney and Common Council about Wisconsin's preemption law and the states open carry law ... The leaders of Milton did not know that the Chief of Police was proposing an illegal ordinance, until an informed citizen educated them about these two Wisconsin state statutes. ..." ...
 

Gun-Toting Demonstrators Pose No Threat
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"When interviewed about my new book on the Secret Service, I often am asked whether the gun-toting demonstrators near events President Obama is attending pose a threat."

"My answer is no — but I do think the protesters are idiots."

"In one example, a man showed up outside Obama's town hall meeting in Portsmouth, N.H., displaying a gun holstered to his leg. He held a sign saying, 'It Is Time To Water The Tree of Liberty.'"

"More recently, about a dozen people carried guns a block away from the Phoenix convention center where Obama was speaking. One man had an AR-15 ..."

"Asked why he had taken guns to the gathering, he replied, 'Because I can do it. In Arizona, I still have some freedoms left.'" ...
 

NC: Gun owner says police violating his rights
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"George Boggs thought he was doing police a favor last week when he handed over the firearm he kept in his car after he was in a wreck."

"Boggs has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, and he wanted his handgun secured while he went to the hospital, he said. The permit requires him to notify police of his weapon."

"On Monday, when he went to the Fayetteville Police Department to retrieve his gun, he couldn't get it back. He was told that police first wanted to fire the gun to see if the spent shell casing and round would match data in a nationwide ballistics inventory used to solve crimes." ...

"He said the city is violating his Fourth Amendment rights that protect him from unreasonable searches and seizures." ...
 

WY: Town seethes after cops shock man in parade
Submitted by: motoboy

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"Bud Grose seemed like the last person who should attract the attention of police when the 76-year-old retiree hopped on his antique tractor and rumbled through the annual parade in this small Wyoming town."

"But what was supposed to be a day of fun at an end-of-summer festival ended abruptly when police shot Grose with a Taser in a dispute about where to end the parade route."

"The incident nearly incited a riot as outraged neighbors rushed to his defense. Now residents of this tight-knit town of 2,400 are seething over what they see as police brutality, and town officials are scrambling to ease the tension." ...
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Submitter's Note: Previous articles have the cop saying, "He (Grose) failed to follow orders."

 

NJ: Don't loosen gun controls
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"As your sheriff of Hudson County, and as a law enforcement officer for many years, I must strongly oppose the recent overtures by some federal legislators to permit individuals to carry concealed weapons over state lines and throughout the country."

"It is most certain that handguns and other types of weapons only belong in the possession of law enforcement and military personnel. We lost a dedicated, professional and caring Jersey City officer in the person of Detective Marc DiNardo, slain by career criminals in possession of an automatic type of shotgun ..." ...
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KABA Notes: First, what is "an automatic type of shotgun"? Second, what do law-abiding permit-holders have to do with murderous "career criminals"?

Submitter's Note: Don't skip the Comments.
 

LA: Sales tax holiday for guns, ammunition gets some flak
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"On the eve of Louisiana's inaugural sales-tax holiday for guns and ammunition, which starts today and runs through Sunday, some unlikely critics emerged to assail the program."

"During a phone conference on Thursday, officials with the Tax Foundation, a Washington group that advocates lower taxes, called the holiday a 'political gimmick' meant to promote gun ownership."

"'This is an inappropriate use of the tax code,' said Joseph Henchman, the foundation's director of state projects. 'The tax code should be used for raising revenue ..... not affecting behaviors.'" ...
 

NY: Albany City Gun Buy-Back Program Getting A Fresh Start
Submitted by: NYSRPA-PVF
Website: http://www.nysrpa-pvf.org

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"In leiu[sic] of the latest shootings and issues with the Albany Police Department, Pastor Charlie Muller is looking for city, community, business, local & state involvement in stepping up to back the successful anti-gun program he initiated last year. This successful program, which ran strong[sic] from June last year to June this year, caused statistics for gun shootings[sic] and deaths[sic] to go down significantly." ...
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KABA Note: I doubt that any guns were shot and/or killed.
 

LA: La. debuts tax-free shopping for guns, ammo, more
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"Paul McCrory won't go deer hunting until November, but Louisiana's new 'sales tax holiday' on hunting equipment makes this weekend his best opportunity to shop for bullets and a new rifle."

"Gun shop owners report customers like McCrory are enthusiastically planning to stock up on bullets, shells, shotguns, rifles and handguns - all of which will be sold without the 6 percent state sales tax or local sales taxes Friday through Sunday. That means a 9-percent tax break for Baton Rouge shoppers, several of whom said they planned to take full advantage."

"'This will help the businesses out, because it encourages people to buy things at a lower price. It helps everybody out in the long run,' said McCrory ..." ...
 

NM: NRA's National Police Shooting Championship returns to Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submitted by: Bruce Krafft

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"The National Rifle Association will hold the 47th National Police Shooting Championships (NPSC) at the Shooting Range Park in Albuquerque, NM September 20-24, 2009."

"Over 400 officers from federal, state, municipal and private agencies, as well as four foreign countries, are expected to compete in this year's tournament." ...
 

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