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End of Federal Suit Does Not Affect SAF/NRA Victory Against Seattle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Thursday's announcement by a Kent, WA attorney that he has ended his federal lawsuit against the City of Seattle's parks gun ban does not affect the on-going state-court case filed jointly by the Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association."

"SAF Executive Vice President Alan Gottlieb noted Friday morning that there has been some confusion about the two cases. SAF and NRA were joined by the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, the Washington Arms Collectors and five individual plaintiffs in their lawsuit, which found the city's parks gun ban to be in violation of state law. That case has been appealed by the city." ...
 

North Carolina declared 'gun free zone' in anticipation of Hurricane Earl
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "But time's up for North Carolina gun owners. They can either obey the law, and go defenseless if they have to leave their homes, or just say the hell with stupid, evil anti-defense edicts and take their chances they won't be caught and punished--providing they survive their encounter with the 'authorities'."

"Government, of course, as usual, has things exactly Bizarro-World backwards. It's when the security of a free state is imperiled that the right of the people to keep and bear arms is most necessary." ...
 

Westchester 'firearm safety' claim shows media bias
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "And the arrogance of the legislators in dismissing gun owner concerns is typical of those who perceive a lock on political power. Like all bullies, they love to rub it in the faces of those they lord over who may have the gall to protest their rule." ...
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Author's Note: What--you think they respect "law-abiding gun owners"?
 

Is Gov. Perdue lying about NC State of Emergency?
Submitted by: Charlotte Gun Rights Examiner
Website: http://www.GunsPoliticsandFreedom.com

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"Since North Carolina Governor Beverly Perdue signed Executive Order 62, declaring a State of Emergency in the face of Hurricane Earl, a debate has ensued over whether N.C.G.S. 14-288.7, which restricts transportation of 'dangerous weapons' – including firearms – applies to the many thousands of concealed handgun permit-holders, sport shooters and hunters who appear to be in violation of state law."

"Both the office of the governor and the North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission have issued proclamations that EO 62 does not restrict lawful gun owners and hunters. Unfortunately, both Governor Perdue and the WRC are not only wrong, but by all apearances, willfully wrong. And below you will find out why." ...
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For more of F. Paul Valone’s writing, go to: www.GunsPoliticsandFreedom.com
 

Hurricane Earl blows in - North Carolina blows away gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The big story making the rounds in the firearms community today is Hurricane Earl and the State of Emergency that has been declared in North Carolina. As Earl continues toward a glancing blow to the Outer Banks, North Carolina Governor Beverly Purdue signed an executive order declaring a State of Emergency. Among other things, a State of Emergency in NC creates a 'gun free zone' with the following statute:" ...
 

San Francisco may start gun fight over pro-firearm ads
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A San Francisco transit agency spokesman says the city is investigating whether pro-gun ads, which an advocacy group recently purchased, should have been posted in transit stations this week."

"The city's policy on such ads is strict but clear: It says that 'no advertisement' shall 'promote the use of firearms.'" ...

"Second Amendment Foundation founder Alan Gottlieb says that if San Francisco takes down the advertisements, which also promote his group's gun rights policy conference in a nearby suburb, he'll see them in court: 'All I can do is pray that all the publicity will make them want to decide to take down the ads -- so we can sue!'"
 

Federal case against Seattle gun ban dropped; SAF-NRA lawsuit still alive
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Kent attorney Bob Warden has voluntarily dropped his federal lawsuit against the City of Seattle's city parks gun ban, a case that was a bit unusual because he was acting as his own client."

"He issued a terse statement with the notation that it would be his only statement, in which he said in part, 'Thanks in large part to the ongoing efforts of the Second Amendment Foundation, there are other cases in the pipeline around the country that are at least as well-positioned as mine to resolve this question. After careful consideration, and in support of a coordinated approach to protecting this fundamental civil right, I asked the Ninth Circuit this week to dismiss my pending appeal.'" ...
 

Model 1915 CSRG Automatic Rifle
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We have all heard the stories about how bad the Chauchat automatic rifle was."

"That it was discarded by American and French troops alike. That it was the worst machine gun ever. That it was designed by committee and made by many different contractors, requiring hand fitting of non-interchangeable parts."

"How much of this is true, and how much is myth?"

"The Chauchat M1915 CSRG was a refinement of the Chauchat CS M1911, which fired the French 8 X 50 via a long recoil system, like the Remington Model 8 rifle, Winchester Model 1911 shotgun, and Frommer STOP pistol. Simply described, it is a straight pull bolt action rifle mounted in a spring loaded tube, fed by a semi-circular magazine holding 20 rounds. ..." ...
 

CA: Burglars Downstairs, Where Is 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 habits, I wonder if this tragedy may have been avoided had the victims used a gun to protect themselves. Many crime victims are also 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." ...
 

Shoot First, Confirm Later -- Why the NRA suddenly cares so much about Supreme Court nomination battles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This may finally be the year the NRA traded in its safety goggles for rose-colored glasses. Certainly the nation's most powerful lobby group is entitled to take aim at anyone it wants. But the fact that the National Rifle Association has begun picking targets based on fantasy rather than fact says something sad about both the NRA and the state of American politics. The NRA's recent foray into the judicial confirmation process reveals that, when the subject is guns in America, legal aspirations now trump legal reality." ...
 

FL: Gun Owners Achieve 96% Success Rate In Helping Elect Pro-Gun Candidates
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Perhaps the most significant Florida Primary Election race for gun owners was the House District 43 race, where antigun incumbent Ron Schultz (R-Homosassa) faced progun challenger Jimmie T. Smith (R-Inverness)."

"Schultz rated 'D-' by NRA and 'Anti-Gun' by USF was challenged by Jimmie T. Smith who has an 'A' rating from NRA and a Pro-Gun rating by USF."

"With NRA’s endorsement and support, Jimmie Smith pulled off an upset and defeated Rep. Ron Schultz, the only incumbent to be defeated in the Primary. Proving that “term limits” imposed by the gun voters on election day are the most satisfying form of term limits." ...
 

TN: Gun-rights leader switches support from McWherter to Haslam
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A prominent gun-rights supporter who surprised many Republicans by endorsing Democrat Mike McWherter for governor said today he has switched his support to Republican Bill Haslam."

"Bob Pope, who formerly operated gun shows and now publishes the Tennessee Patriot, said in an interview that he changed his mind after the McWherter campaign decided to bring in former President Bill Clinton for a rally and fundraiser."

"'It is Clinton coming in and endorsing him,' said Pope, a longtime Clinton critic who still faults Clinton for pushing the so-called 'assault' weapons ban as president. 'There’s no way I can be associated with Bill Clinton in any way.'" ...
 

MO: NRA backs Roy Blunt in U.S. Senate race
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Saying there are 'storm clouds' gathering on the horizon that could jeopardize the right to bear arms, the executive vice president of the National Rifle Association today officially endorsed U.S. Rep. Roy Blunt for Senate. It was the organization’s first senatorial endorsement in this election cycle."

"In a six-city fly-around, Blunt was joined by his son, former Gov. Matt Blunt, and NRA Executive Vice President Wayne LaPierre. In Columbia, Blunt gave a speech to about 150 supporters in a warehouse operated by firearms equipment distributor MidwayUSA. He portrayed the right to gun ownership as a litmus test for broader freedoms that he believes are in jeopardy from federal overreach." ...
 

MO: Blunt "not surprised" but "thankful" for NRA endorsement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Congressman Roy Blunt, today, received the endorsement of the National Rifle Association at six stops across the state."

"Chris Cox, Executive Director, [NRA-ILA], focused first on Secretary of State Robin Carnahan – not Blunt – in his remarks."

"'Robin – let's be clear here – she's an out of touch elitist who will be a rubberstamp to the Obama administration, and lord knows we don't need any more of those in Washington,' said Cox. 'Look at how she's treated the second ammendment ...'"

"'You don’t have to go back too far – about 11 years ago, she didn't just support the opposition to allowing honest people to defend themselves with firearms – she ran it. she led the campaign,' he said." ...
 

TN: Haslam, Mcwherter Vie For Support From Gun Owners
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Second Amendment advocates may end up overlooking the governor's race, even though the men running for the seat Republican Bill Haslam and Democrat Mike McWherter have made gun rights a focus of their campaigns."

"John Harris, executive director of the Tennessee Firearms Association, said Friday he does not expect his group to endorse either candidate. The group previously supported Republican candidate Ron Ramsey, who came in third in the Republican primary."

"Harris noted that a state law to allow handgun carry permit holders to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol was twice vetoed by Democratic Gov. Phil Bredesen, but that the Legislature easily voted to override the veto both times." ...
 

NH: Ayotte true supporter of gun-owner rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As a proud supporter and advocate of the Second Amendment, I support Kelly Ayotte for the U.S. Senate."

"I'm a member of the Pelham Fish and Game Club and Second Amendment Sisters Inc. ... "

"These ... organizations encourage the sport of marksmanship and are responsible, proactive advocates on the importance of protecting the Second Amendment for future generations."

"There has been much said on this issue, and unfortunately, a lot of misinformation is being printed with respect to Kelly Ayotte's positions. I putting my name forward to set the record straight and ..."

"Ms. Ayotte is the only candidate in the Senate race who can point to a real record of protecting gun-owner rights – period. ..." ...
 

OH: The importance of elected officials on full display during opponent testimony to SB239 (Restaurant & Car Carry Rules Fix)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Regular readers of our website are familiar with the refrain 'elections matter.' Buckeye Firearms Association feels that elections are the most important component of firearm rights: without pro-gun legislators, prosecutors, judges and law enforcement, your fundamental right to own firearms and your fundamental right to self-defense are in constant peril."

"To give the reader an illustration of the importance of elections, we need to look no further than the final day of testimony on SB239 (restaurant carry and eliminating car carry restrictions) and SB247 (fixing Ohio's restoration of rights statute). On this day, those opposed to your rights got their opportunity to testify in front of the Senate. ..." ...
 

TN: Guns in restaurants revisited (again)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last year, attorney David Randolph Smith successfully filed suit, and had the restaurant carry law suspended. This is a law that was vetoed by Governor Bredesen, and decidedly overridden by the legislature. This year, as reported in the Knoxville News Sentinel, Smith is at it again. This time his client is an anonymous server who alleges that the restaurant carry law creates an unsafe workplace for him. A complaint has been filed with the Tennessee Department of Labor and Work force Development, reports the newspaper." ...
 

Iraq Veteran Stripped of Right To Bear Arms (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Sgt. Wayne Irelan re-enlisted in the Army National Guard after September 11th."

"He was severely injured in Iraq and awarded the Purple Heart. But now his second amendment rights have been taken away."

"'I really feel betrayed,' Sgt. Irelan told 5NEWS."

"A year ago the Irelan's began receiving a small stipend from Veterans Affairs because Lana had to take over the family's finances."

"'How many husbands do you know in America that pay the bills? There's not very many,' Lana Irelan told 5NEWS."

"The V.A. declared Wayne Irelan incompetent and now his right to own a gun is gone." ...
 

LA: Louisiana Is Exempting Virtually All Deadly Weapons (and Accessories!) from Sales Tax This Weekend (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"At midnight this morning, a sales tax holiday began in the Bayou State on anything covered under the Second Amendment and a whole bunch of other stuff too."

"Louisiana even went to the trouble of slapping together a 30-second ad:" ...
 

AZ: Homeowner's Fight Involves Flag Tied to Tea Party
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"Don't tread on Andy C. McDonel."

"This year, Mr. McDonel began flying a yellow 'Don't Tread on Me' flag on his roof in this unincorporated area just outside Phoenix. The historic banner ... has been adopted by the Tea Party movement. But Mr. McDonel said that he had unfurled the flag for its historical significance and nothing else." ...

"This month, he received a letter from the homeowners' association ordering him to remove 'the debris' from his roof. ... But Mr. McDonel, 32, a logistics operation manager, has vowed to fight the order."

"'It's a patriotic gesture,' he said of his banner. 'It's a historic military flag. It represents the founding fathers. It shows this nation was born out of an idea.'" ...
 

AZ: Kirkpatrick Speaks Out Against Lead Ammunition Ban
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Representative Ann Kirkpatrick today released the following statement in response to the Center for Biological Diversity (CBD) and similar groups petitioning the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to ban all lead ammunition:"

"'In these tough economic times, we cannot afford knee-jerk reactions like this. The ban would be a huge burden to our hunters and sportsmen, and I am concerned that this is basically an end-run around their Second Amendment rights. There has to be a body of scientific evidence illustrating beyond a doubt that this is a grave issue of concern before we jump to proposed solutions – we shouldn’t leap into addressing a problem that may be no problem at all.'" ...
 

NY: Four Members of Jewish Patrol Are Shot in Brooklyn
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"Four members of an Orthodox Jewish volunteer patrol in Brooklyn were shot Thursday night after they followed and confronted a man in a vehicle who had been acting suspiciously, the police and witnesses said."

"The men, members of the Brooklyn South Shomrim Patrol, a licensed unarmed civilian group, were shot about 8 p.m. near 49th Street and 10th Avenue in Borough Park, the police said. None of their wounds were considered life-threatening."

"The man in the car was also hit in the arm by a bullet from a gun he had fired, and he was seized by patrol members, Police Commissioner Raymond W. Kelly said ..."

"The police said the man, whose name was not immediately released, had an 'extensive' criminal record." ...
 

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