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Renewed calls for gun control laws spurring gun sales
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Renewed calls for more restrictive gun laws, following a succession of fatal shootings in the United States, immediately appear to be generating a boost for the gun industry.
Newly released August records show that the FBI posted 1.7 million background checks required of gun purchasers at federally licensed dealers, the highest number recorded in any August since gun checks began in 1998. The numbers follow new monthly highs for June (1.5 million) and July (1.6 million), a period which spans a series of deadly gun attacks — from Charleston to Roanoke — and proposals for additional firearm legislation.
 

CA: El Cerrito Homeowner Confronted By Relative Of Burglary Suspect He Shot
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A family member of a burglary suspect shot by an elderly El Cerrito homeowner showed up at the man’s door to confront him after the shooting.
The burglary suspect was shot in the head after he and an accomplice kicked in a back door to the man’s Cutting Boulevard home late Wednesday morning. ...
The homeowner, identified only as “Harry” was later visited by on his front doorstep by a relative of Mulberry’s, according to police.
“It’s an intimidation of a witness,” said neighbor Neil Swendsen. “That’s all it is, pure and simple.”
The confrontation led police to station an officer at his home.
Meanwhile, Harry’s neighbor consider him a hero.
 

MO: Missouri 11-year-old fatally shoots 16-year-old intruder
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An 11-year-old Missouri boy shot and killed a 16-year-old boy during an attempted home invasion Thursday, St. Louis County police said.

Police said two suspects tried to break into the home north of downtown St. Louis twice before the shooting on Thursday. On the third try, authorities said the unidentified teen went through the home's unlocked front door while the 11-year-old and a 4-year-old girl were home alone. Police said the younger boy shot the teen in the head. The would-be burglar's body was found in the home's front foyer.

Fox2Now reported that police want to know why the children were home alone and why the 11-year-old had access to a gun. Police believe the mother bought the gun after prior break-in attempts.
 

FL: We need a sensible dialogue on guns
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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As the state lobbyist for the National Rifle Association likes to point out, it’s the illegal possession of guns that kills people.

But what solutions have the NRA and other gun organizations offered as helpful resolutions to gun violence — outside of keeping guns out of the hands of the mentally ill?

None.

They’re not interested in life.

They are only interested in guns.

How does an order of no possession of guns or ammunition work if no one checks whether the person receiving the injunctive order is a registered gun owner?
 

VA: Will this time be different?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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The NRA isn’t really the problem, though, it’s only a manifestation of the problem. The real problem is that our society is deeply divided on the subject of guns, just as we are deeply divided on some other issues. Gun control advocates don’t always seem to appreciate this. It’s easier to blame the NRA and its high-octane rhetoric than the nice neighbor who just happens to think differently.

We recently ran a letter from a writer who complained that Rep. Bob Goodlatte, R-Roanoke County, has used his position as chairman of the House Judiciary Committee to kill gun control legislation. Specifically, the writer complained about “legislative obstructionists like Goodlatte and other toadies who do the bidding” for the NRA.
 

CA: Shots fired: California continues its assault on gun rights
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Democrats have guns in their crosshairs, and California is leading the charge against the Second Amendment with gun bills blazing.

There are at least three bills under consideration by both chambers of the California legislature or waiting to be signed by Gov. Jerry Brown that tackle gun control.

Assembly Bill 1134, introduced by Democratic Assemblyman Mark Stone, was crafted to increase costs and red tape associated with the processing of concealed carry licenses, also known as CCW.
 

An American Summer
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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There were the devout Bible students executed in a Charleston church and the two young women shot from behind while enjoying a silly sex comedy in a Louisiana theater and the 1,433 everyday, anonymous, quickly forgotten gun deaths during the weeks in between. There were the dog-days headlines from cities about murder tallies usually not seen until year’s end. Summers have traditionally been the high season for gun violence in the United States. But the summer of 2015 felt especially bloody, even before a gunman gave this country a killing designed to go viral, the attack timed to interrupt a live broadcast.
 

Second Amendment commentary draws response
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Fred Flaxman’s guest commentary (Sept. 2) was an almost perfect vehicle for an unjust government to ban all privately owned firearms in the U.S., I quote:

“The Second Amendment to the Constitution is hereby amended to permit the registration, licensing, regulation, and limitation of firearms by the Federal Government.”
 

IL: Durbin in familiar role as he approaches record tenure in Senate
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A key issue in Durbin's first Senate victory was gun control. Durbin ran ads featuring former White House press secretary James Brady, who was wounded in the 1981 attempted assassination of President Ronald Reagan. Salvi opposed federal gun-control efforts and erroneously said Brady had at one time peddled machine guns, only to apologize for being misinformed.

The political damage had been done. But nearly two decades later, Durbin is still pushing for tougher gun laws while acknowledging little progress has been made.
 

UK: Virginia Shootings – Time for Change?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Like so many others, the event that took place in Virginia on Wednesday 26th, shocked me to the core. Two journalists, a presenter and cameraman were shot dead on live television; and it was watched by thousands of viewers. As the camera switched back to the WDBJ studio, a stunned anchorwoman was left processing what had just taken place. Alison Parker was just 24 and was 2 years older than me. Adam Ward was only 27.

The lives lost that day will once again reinforce the message for America to take control of their loose gun laws. Not to mention that the second amendment of the United States Constitution is now, arguably, a little outdated.
 

NC: Congressman Walker Visits Ruger Facility in North Carolina
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U.S. Rep. Mark Walker (R-NC) recently toured the Sturm, Ruger & Company, Inc. manufacturing facility here and met with employees and company executives.

Ruger established this manufacturing facility in 2013 to accommodate its continued growth and has created approximately 200 jobs in the Mayodan area, with more expected in the future.
 

MO: White men, guns, protecting black people?
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The Oath Keepers then announced an experimental scheme to arm 50 black people with AR-15 rifles for an “iconic event.” Sam Andrews, who heads the St. Louis County chapter of the group compared the planned event to Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s March on Washington, according to “Red Dirt Reports.” Ironically, the iconic event would find the armed black demonstrators surrounded by Oath Keepers members.
 

AL: Self-defense becoming offensive
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But blaming their deaths on passionate advocacy on behalf of victims whom police officers killed intentionally (Charleston), lawlessly (Staten Island), or callously (Cleveland and Baltimore) is wrong, and it is yet another incidence of disregard for the animus - often grounded in race - that facilitates the inordinate number of deaths of unarmed black men by police officers. A secondary, though not impertinent, disregard is society’s indifference toward further restricting access to guns by shooters who are criminal or mentally deranged.
 

KY: Louisville man charged with murder of suspected burglar speaks in police interview
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For the first time, we are hearing from a Louisville man who was charged with murder after he shot a suspected burglar.

WLKY has obtained copies of a newly released police interview with Deontae Yarnell.

Yarnell said he was scared, but also admitted that he followed the suspected burglars off his property as he fired.
 

CA: Resident Disarms, Shoots Burglar He Pushed Into Pool
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The unarmed intruder fled, but Dumaual's struggle with the gunman went on for 10 minutes from his bedroom to the patio and, eventually, the backyard pool.

"While he was trying to run, I pushed him into the pool," said Dumaual. "When he was in the pool, I had the gun on him and told him to stay in the pool."

But the 19-year-old intruder climbed out of the pool and was shot by the Dumaual, according to police. Dumaual said he was not shooting to kill, but only to injure the attacker, who suffered a gunshot wound to the leg.
 

MO: Abandoned Child Shoots Teen In North St. Louis
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There is a radically conflicting eyewitness account.

A neighbor says that the 11-year-old was arguing with the older boy on the porch when pulled out the gun, and shot the older boy in the head.
 

RI: Police identify 3 women stabbed in their Providence home
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Providence Police have identified three women who were stabbed in their home in Providence.

Police said Friday that 24-year-old Elba Feliciano died of her injuries. Her sister, 26-year-old Maria Feliciano, and 29-year-old Adrianna Figureoa were seriously injured.

Police say one woman stabbed the suspect, 34-year-old David Allison, in what appeared to be self-defense.
 

MO: The Oath Keepers colonial mindset
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The problem with Rhodes’s philosophy should be apparent to anyone who believes gun ownership stems from more than just a constitutional basis. Rhodes wants a militia, town guards, and, as white men since the founding of this nation and before have wanted, to control the means of defense in the hands of black people. Sam Andrews, for whatever faults exist in his philosophy, isn’t interested in this paternalistic approach. What makes his protest so powerful is that it’s not some scheme to get the weapons in the hands of the right people. That is, after all, how we got the police. He is handing over the power of a rifle to men and women who we, as a society, have stripped of the right to self-determination.
 

Dr. Paul Gallant, Second Amendment Defender & AmmoLand Contributor Dies
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Dr. Paul Gallant, Optometrist, born October 7th, 1945, in Brooklyn, New York, died unexpectedly on August 26, 2015. He was just 70 years old.

Paul is survived by his wife, Sherry; children, Jeffrey and Joanna; their spouses Eileen and Andy (respectively); his grandchildren, Brayden, Cavan, Alxisa and Caitlin; and an older sister, Isabel Strasser.
 

WI: Kind supports universal background checks
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Carl Miller of Chippewa Falls was trying to make a serious point about the frequency of gun violence in the U.S.

“It used to be the shooting of the month. Then the shooting of the week. Now, has anyone heard, has there been a shooting today?” he asked at Monday’s listening session held by U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-La Crosse) at the Chippewa Valley Technical College campus in Chippewa Falls.

Kind, who represents the 3rd Congressional District, said there are things the government can do to lessen gun violence, including requiring universal background checks of people buying firearms.

He said absent background checks, you don’t know who is getting the weapons.
 

Could patience, listening have prevented mass killings?
Submitted by: Mark A. Taff
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Let us argue, just for a few minutes, that the lost art of listening has played a role in all of the mass shootings that have taken place in recent years.

You may disagree. You may say the problem is the easy availability of firearms. But a self-respecting newspaper can’t say that. An entity that relies so absolutely on the First Amendment would be hypocritical to want changes to the Second Amendment.

You can’t pick the freedoms you like and ignore the ones you don’t. (Although newspapers that advocate for firearms limitations apparently have no problem fighting against infringements on the freedom of the press, it seems.)
 

NY: DA Candidates Criticize Gun Control Law, Spar Over Marcinak Case
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Before their Sept. 1 debate, Putnam County District Attorney Candidates Robert Tendy and Adam Levy exchanged a handshake. They then spent most of the evening exchanging attacks, although they found rare concurrence in opposing aspects of gun control and endorsing the county drug court.
 

Chicago body count rises despite 2013 ‘gun tax’; Seattle battle seeks $$
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More than two years after Cook County, Illinois adopted a $25 “gun violence tax” on the sale of firearms, Chicago had its bloodiest day of murder and mayhem in a decade on Wednesday, according to WMAQ News, and yesterday the blood continued to flow with more shootings.

And today, Protect Our Gun Rights/Washington has just issued an urgent funding appeal to keep its part of a lawsuit against a copycat gun tax in Seattle on track, according to spokesman Alan Gottlieb, who also chairs the Bellevue-based Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms.
 

Should NY judge face same standard as KY clerk?
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The Hill reported yesterday that Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Rodham Clinton posted a message on Twitter that “Officials should be held to their duty to uphold the law—end of story” after a Kentucky county clerk refused to issue a marriage license to a gay couple and was arrested, but should the same standard apply to a New York judge who allegedly won’t approve an application for a concealed carry permit?
 

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