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School's anti-gun bigotry is what's offensive
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.examiner.com/x-1417-Gun-Rights-Examiner

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... "So the institution did what politically correct government indoctrination facilities do--they forced him to remove a heretical idea that contradicts their anti-gun orthodoxy from the premises."

"Conditioned moms agreed with the decision--either that or CBS could only find two herbivores to solicit opinions from." ...
 

A Perfect Storm...Of Madness
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A few days ago, the weather forecasters said the eastern side of Connecticut was gonna get hit today by Hurricane Earl, shortly after it wiped out the Carolinas at Category Five horsepower, and mere minutes after it had devastated New York City. The NYC papers told folks to brace themselves…storm shelters were in place for the suddenly homeless…and evacuations were put into effect in parts of the Atlantic Coast." ...

"... The Governor of North Carolina activated their proprietary and incredibly stupid law which forbids citizens with permits to carry their guns off their own property during time of declared emergencies. In short, NC criminalized an entire class of citizens. Including me and my companion ..." ...
 

Legal self-defense in Chicago: the poor need not apply
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The gun rights advocacy community's celebration over the Supreme Court's McDonald decision early this summer is starting to appear (as I worried at the time) to have been premature, at least in terms of the ability of Chicago residents to legally defend their families, lives, and homes. If Mayor Daley is to be forced to allow legal guns in Chicago, he'll at least impose a de facto ban on their ownership by the poor. ..."

"Back at the beginning of July, blogger Thirdpower wrote about Chicago's replacement gun laws. The list is actually a bit long to reprint here, but let's look at a few 'highlights,' focusing especially on those that add to the cost of gun ownership, shall we?" ...
 

Is this what Washington Post calls "sensible" gun regulation?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This morning's Washington Post has an editorial blasting the National Rifle Association (gee, that’s never happened before) for pushing legislation that would tighten down on the [ATF] and how the agency regulates firearms dealers."

"Buried deep in the editorial is this remark (which is so typical of anti-gun editorials in East Coast metropolitan newspapers ...): 'These provisions are so alarming that even the Obama administration -- long AWOL on sensible and much needed gun regulations -- has raised concerns.'"

"'Sensible and much needed gun regulations,' eh? Perhaps the Post means regulations like the one now stripping a decorated Iraq war veteran (he got the Purple Heart) of his Second Amendment rights ..." ...
 

Why is the left hostile to America?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In his recent blog post, M. J. Mollenhour explores the concept of the United States as a fortress being invaded by Middle Eastern jihadists. He pictures the Left in America as undermining the walls of the fortress, thus enabling the invaders."

"What does this have to do with gun rights in Knoxville? As Mollenhour so aptly puts it in the post:"

  • "The gun stands as a repugnant symbol of man's stubborn insistence that he is equal with other men (because all are sinful in the sight of God).

  • The gun in the hands of the citizen is a bold statement that the citizen rejects state monopoly on power.

  • The gun in the hands of the citizen is a statement that you reject false offers of political salvation ..." ...
 

Obama Bans More than 100,000 American-Made Rifles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941."

"As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, as in the cases of community defense following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Along with AR-15 type rifles, the M1 rifles are the quintessential firearms of responsible citizenship, precisely the type of firearms which civic responsibility organizations such as the Appleseed Project teach people how to use." ...
 

ABC Gets it Wrong on American Guns in Mexican Drug War
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The media mavens at ABC need to spend a little time here at TTAG, or simply trolling the net for what are called facts. Seems The Mayors Against Illegal Guns waved a new study on the weapons used in Mexico’s OOC drug war under their journalistic snout and they forgot to ask themselves if the report was, well, bullshit. 'A shocking new report obtained by ABC News says that as many as three out of four guns used in crimes in Mexico can be traced to gun stores just across the border in the U.S. The numbers bolster complaints by Mexican officials that the country’s unprecedented bloodshed ... is being fueled both by the U.S. appetite for drugs, and by American weapons.' Yes, it's our fault. And here's proof! . . ." ...
 

CDF Report Skips Damned Lies; Goes Straight to Statistics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"'After almost two decades of reporting on youth gun violence, [the Children Defense Fund's] latest installment of Protect Children Not Guns 2010 makes clear that our national obsession with guns continues to result in the senseless and unnecessary loss of young lives. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that a total of 3,042 children and teens died by gunfire in 2007—a number nearly equal to the total number of U.S. combat deaths in Iraq ... Another 17,523 children and teens suffered non-fatal gun injuries in 2007 and the emotional aftermath that follows. In each case it was a gun that ended or changed a young life forever.' Whoa. Hold on there. And teens?" ...
 

ABA At It Again
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "This year, the ABA once again feasted on resolutions favoring same-sex marriage and passage of more gun regulations. In urging legislation to require 'all newly-manufactured semi-automatic pistols be fitted with microstamping technology,' the ABA purports to want to help 'identify, apprehend and arrest criminals.' That is truly laughable."

"The ABA, by a highly offensive and disingenuous amicus brief that was but a liberal policy screed, stood firmly against a Second Amendment right of Americans ..."

"Having failed to convince the Supreme Court to deny Americans their Second Amendment rights ... the ABA seeks to make it financially difficult for people to enjoy their rights by adding up to $200 to the cost of every gun ..." ...
 

Gun Review: Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Choice is a funny thing. We all want it, but few of us actually use it. When the average buyer walks into a gun store filled with firearms they light up like a kid at a candy store. The majority of these buyers walk out with one of ten popular models. The story’s a bit different when the price tag crests a grand. For that money, customers want something different. Only not really. What they really, really want is something dead reliable that looks, feels and shoots like a custom gun, without all the risk of buyer’s remorse posed by true customization. Something like the Kimber Custom Crimson Carry II." ...
 

Mexican Crime, American Guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A shocking new report obtained by ABC News says that as many as three out of four guns used in crimes in Mexico can be traced to gun stores just across the border in the U.S. The numbers bolster complaints by Mexican officials that the country's unprecedented bloodshed – 28,000 people have died in drug-cartel violence since 2006 – is being fueled both by the U.S. appetite for drugs, and by American weapons." ...
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Submitter's Note: I would never accuse ABC news of utter mendacity, therefore they must be utterly incompetent. This data has been debunked thoroughly and repeatedly.
 

MI: POLICE: Man shot intruder in home on northwest side of Detroit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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A 25-year-old man is recovering from a gun shot wound after police say he was shot while breaking into a home.

Officers say the man had gotten into the home on Winthrop near Fenkell and Greenfield whenh e was confronted by the 59-year-old property owner.

Investigators say that during that confrontation the intruder lunged at the property owner, who shot him in the abdomen. The property owner is a licensed gun owner.

The 25-year-old was taken to the hospital to be treated. He is in temporary serious condition.

The property owner is not expected to face charges.
 

FL: Police: Boynton Beach Homeowner Shoots Intruder
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Police in Boynton Beach investigated an early morning shooting on Saturday after a homeowner said he found a man hiding in his house.

The incident happened on Northwest First Street at about 12:30 p.m.

Police said 27-year-old Anthony Cole shot a man multiple times, and it appears he used deadly force because he felt his life was in danger.

Eddie Weal, 20, was taken to Delray Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening, police said. They said he will be charged upon his release.
 

Armed vs. Unarmed (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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OH: Two anti-gun editorials won't change surge of public support for gun rights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Columbus Dispatch and The Toledo Blade editorial boards have recently ramped up their anti-gun rhetoric with two editorials attacking Ohio's pro-gun community. One spoke out against a bill that would make it illegal for employers to ban guns locked in personally owned vehicles while at work ... and the other attacked Ohio's non-resident concealed carry licensing laws ..."

"On the surface, The Dispatch and The Blade arguments against letting employees keep guns in their cars and letting Ohioans use the non-resident licensing process to legally carry guns appear compelling."

"Unfortunately, the case put forth by both lacks one important component – a factual basis." ...
 

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 ... and SB247 ... On this day, those opposed to your rights got their opportunity to testify in front of the Senate. The tone, and content, of the testimony starkly reveals the difference between elected and unelected officials." ...
 

OH: Attention Central Ohio NRA Members: Attend FREE Volunteer Kick-Off Meeting in Westerville On September 13, 2010!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This November will be ground zero for the enemies of freedom trying to turn the tide against our gun rights in the Buckeye State, serving as a launching pad for their national gun ban crusade. Our opponents will be pulling out all the stops as the mid-term election nears, so it is more important than ever that we block their campaign against the Second Amendment."

"To ensure we are prepared to meet the challenges and opportunities we will face this election season, NRA-ILA is hosting a free volunteer kick-off meeting on September 13, 2010 in Westerville!" ...
 

Little Oversight of Non-Lethal Police Weapons (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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There is just one independent company in the United States that tests non-lethal police weapons before they are turned on the public. Fox News takes us there:
 

CORONER'S INQUEST: Police actions in U.S. rarely ruled criminal -- Experts: Laws protect police in officer-involved shootings
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"Moments after a coroner's inquest jury ruled her fiance's death at the hands of a police officer justified, Sequioa Pearce cradled her infant daughter as she waited for an elevator to whisk her out of the Regional Justice Center."

"Was she surprised by the verdict?"

"A Clark County inquest jury hasn't ruled a fatal officer-involved shooting 'criminal' in 34 years, a fact that many in the community have used as an indictment against the much-maligned process."

"But the truth is that juries in courtrooms across the country are extraordinarily reluctant to find officers' actions in shootings criminal, experts say." ...
 

Disarming heroes and shooting cops in self-defense
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A local story, which aired on KFSM-TV this weekend, is creating quite a stir in the national gun rights circle. ..."

"While the news chronicle by KFSM is lacking in many details, these facts are known:"

  • The Arkansas State Police stripped Wayne Irelan of his CHCL license.

  • Irelan is a Purple Heart recipient, wounded in Iraq during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • The Irelans receive a small stipend from the Veterans Administration, due to Wayne’s wife Lana taking over the family finances.

  • The Veterans Administration has declared Wayne Irelan mentally incompetent due to Post Traumatic Stress Syndrome. ...
 

PA: Peake held for trial in rifle range killing
Submitted by: Anonymous

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"The man charged in the shooting death of an Enola attorney at a Cumberland County rifle range has been held for trial in the killing."

"Raymond Peake, 64, of Hampden Township, was bound over on all charges during a preliminary hearing Friday."

"His alleged accomplice, 34-year-old Thomas Tuso of Duncannon, waived his preliminary hearing on charges of conspiracy and receiving stolen property. ..."

"Authorities say Tuso stored stolen rifles for Peake at his home. Both men were employed as corrections officers at the state prison in Camp Hill."

"Peake is charged with homicide, robbery, aggravated assault and conspiracy in the July 21 murder of 42-year-old Todd Getgen at a North Middleton Township rifle range. ..." ...
 

CO: "Criminals With Badges": Denver's Militarized Police
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "... In any case, Jared told Officer Eric Sellers that he had just been assaulted and that he wanted to press charges. Sellers told the victim to go home ..."

"'Way to 'protect and serve,' muttered Jared in disgust as he walked away."

"A violent assault on a mere Mundane is a trivial matter -- but this was a clear-cut case of 'contempt of cop,' and it could not go unpunished."

"Sellers seized Jared and threw him to the ground. While screaming a steady stream of profanities at the terrified young man, Sellers beat him and applied a vicious choke hold. After Jared's body went limp, Sellers wrenched his hands behind his back and handcuffed him with such violence that the victim wouldn't have full use of his hands for a week." ...
 

IL: Peterson awaits ruling on gun charge
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A Will County judge is scheduled to rule next month whether an illegal gun charge against Drew Peterson will move forward."

"The gun case against the former Bolingbrook police sergeant has re-emerged after prosecutors made a last-minute appeal that has put on hold the murder case against Peterson, charged with the 2004 drowning death of his third wife, Kathleen Savio. ..."

"Peterson's attorneys argued Tuesday that federal law allows police officers to own a semiautomatic rifle with a shortened barrel and that Peterson was also protected under the Second Amendment." ...

"Prosecutors argued the law only allows police officers to carry concealed weapons ... when they travel outside the community where they work." ...
 

KS: Salina wants feds to crack down on home gun sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"City officials in Salina are working with federal authorities to determine how 10 residents received federal gun licenses without city approval."

"Salina officials are pushing the [ATF] to take away the licenses of 10 residents who they say are selling or repairing guns out of their homes without city approval."

"Dean Andrew, Salina's planning and zoning administrator, told The Salina Journal that the city wants to have firearm dealers only in commercial locations."

"Tabre Perez, who was trying to open a home-based Internet business selling guns, gave Andrew a list of 10 people in Salina who had Federal Firearm Licenses, similar to the one he was trying to receive." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who states: "It's either a testament to American tolerance that more sneering, bullying martinets aren't dragged over the counter and onto the streets, or an indictment on how far we've allowed ourselves to be abused."
 

TX: Carrollton City Council bans drugs, turns focus to gun shops
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Guns, not drugs, took center stage at Tuesday evening's City Council meeting."

"... Carrollton's meeting-goers saved their breath to talk gun shops."

"Specifically, they talked about Big Slim's Firearms, which upset some residents when it opened last week across the street from houses and in the same mini mall as a liquor store."

"Council member Terry Simons proposed a new ordinance ... that would restrict future gun shops from opening near liquor stores and certain other retail establishments."

"During a public forum later in the meeting, one resident lambasted the proposal."

"'Move to China or North Korea,' the man said. 'I guarantee you won't find any gun stores there.'" ...
 

CA: California Bans Gun Shows
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We are at a crossroads that will determine the future of our Second Amendment Rights. The gun-haters have made it clear they will not respect the recent Supreme Court gun victory. Russell and Sallie Nordyke are victims of the anti-gunners nation-wide assault on our freedom. The couple had operated a gun show on the fairgrounds in Alameda County, California. In 1998, a shooting that was completely unrelated occurred on the fairgrounds. City officials blamed the shooting on the Nordyke’s gun show and passed a law prohibiting all gun shows. SAF has just filed an amicus brief in the Nordyke vs. King case. The outcome of this case will determine if anti-gunners across America can continue to pass laws to grab your guns!" ...
 

CA: Community group opposes re-opening of gun shop (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A decision is expected Wednesday on whether High Bridge Arms, once the only legal gun shop in San Francisco, will be able to re-open its doors in the Mission District."

"Its owner, Andy Takahashi, closed his shop late last year ... He told ABC7 News that when he tried to convert his store to an office for his wholesale business, the city said he couldn't because his building is only zoned for retail. That's when Takahashi decided to restart the High Bridge Arms gun store."

"But Takahashi found at least one community group opposed to his plans. The Northwest Bernal Alliance objected, saying its members want a shop the neighborhood can enjoy, 'like a laundry, wine shop or pharmacy.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: As Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman points out, so much for SF's vaunted "diversity and tolerance".
 

CA: San Francisco reconsidering gun ban in transit ads
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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Bus shelter advertisements featuring a woman holding a shotgun and promoting a gun rights conference have popped up around San Francisco.

The group behind the posters - which ask "Can you afford to be unarmed?" - is challenging the city transit agency's policy of banning any bus and train ads that "appear to promote the use of firearms."

San Francisco's Metropolitan Transportation Agency spokesman Paul Rose says officials allowed the Second Amendment Foundation to put up the posters while officials reconsider the ban, enacted several years ago.

Rose says the issue came up after a recent Supreme Court decision limiting the regulation of firearms by state and local authorities.
 

Canada: Why the gun registry vote matters to the NDP
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "For years, the gun lobby in Canada has propagated the idea among rural gun owners that there's a basic difference between registering a car and a gun. Unlike the case of a car, registering a gun ... is about freedom. The state ought not to know how many guns you have in your possession. Even if you make the registration free, and reduce the penalty for failure to register a fine of one dollar, they will object. For them, this is an issue of principle."

"The principle, of course, has nothing to do with the Canadian experience. It is an outgrowth of the American Revolution and the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which the U.S. Supreme Court interprets as giving individual Americans the right to bear arms." ...
 

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