Keep and Bear Arms
Home Members Login/Join About Us News/Editorials Archives Take Action Your Voice Web Services Free Email
You are 1 of 929 active visitors Wednesday, September 18, 2019
EMAIL NEWS
Main Email List:
Subscribe
Unsubscribe

State Email Lists:
Click Here
SUPPORT KABA
» Join/Renew Online
» Join/Renew by Mail
» Make a Donation
» Magazine Subscriptions
» KABA Memorial Fund
» Advertise Here
» Use KABA Free Email

» JOIN/Renew NOW! «
 
SUPPORT OUR SUPPORTERS

 

YOUR VOTE COUNTS

Keep and Bear Arms - Vote In Our Polls
Do you support Michael Bloomberg's efforts to shred the Second Amendment?
No
Yes

Current results
Earlier poll results
1407 people voted

 

SPONSORED LINKS

 
» U.S. Gun Laws
» AmeriPAC
» NoInternetTax
» Gun Show On The Net
» 2nd Amendment Show
» SEMPER FIrearms
» Colt Collectors Assoc.
» Personal Defense Solutions

 

 

 

New Supreme Court Opening Puts Gun Owners In Peril (GOA)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"President Bush will be selecting yet another nominee for the U.S. Supreme Court in upcoming weeks. Because there are several horrible candidates on the President's short list, it is imperative that gun owners ask him to nominate someone who is a true constitutionalist."

"This alert provides a draft letter below, along with contact information for the President's office. Please use the letter to direct your contact to the White House, and ask your friends and family to contact him as well."

"The situation is very dire, as the following will explain." ...
 

Chief justice has powers beyond just a single vote
Submitted by: 3030

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Roberts' leadership, should he be confirmed as chief justice by the Senate, could well be defined by the question, 'Is Roberts ready to stand up to Tom DeLay?' said Carl Tobias, a University of Richmond law professor. DeLay, the Republican House majority leader, has been prominent in denunciations of judges."

"Within the court, the chief justice is just the first among equals -- nine strong-willed, independent jurists -- but the office has powers that can be used to expand its influence."

"Most important is the ability to decide who will write the majority opinion after a case is argued and the justices vote. That authority exists when the chief justice is in the majority ... some insider accounts of the court have included accusations that Rehnquist's predecessor, Chief Justice Warren Burger, often switched his vote so he could join the majority, commandeer the opinion and narrow its scope." ...
 

LA: New Orleans Begins Confiscating Firearms as Water Recedes
Submitted by: Anonymous

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Waters were receding across this flood-beaten city today as police officers began confiscating weapons, including legally registered weapons, from civilians in preparation for a mass forced evacuation of the residents still living here."

"'No civilians in New Orleans will be allowed to carry pistols, shotguns, or other firearms of any kind, said P. Edwin Compass, the superintendent of police. 'Only law enforcement are allowed to have weapons,' he said." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: Why isn't the NRA stopping this?
 

LA: It Takes A Pillage
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"If ever there was an event which solidified the relevancy of the 2nd Amendment, it was the recent sacking of New Orleans. As we witnessed, a large segment of our population is just looking for an excuse to resort to savagery. Thank God our Constitution provides the right to 'keep and bear arms' in the face of such barbarism."

"As I watched the city of New Orleans join the Third World, one thought stayed on my mind: How will all of those unarmed citizens survive? Unfortunately, many of them were robbed, raped, and murdered. As the local and state governments abdicated their responsibilities, the city plunged into complete chaos. The innocents were now at the mercy of rampaging thugs." ...
 

MI: Michigan 'Shoot First' Bill Deserves Rapid Death; Brady Campaign, Freedom Festival Shooting Survivor, Will Join Forces to Fight Bill (BCPGV)
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The 'Shoot First' bill introduced yesterday in the Michigan Legislature is an engraved invitation to reckless use of guns on the streets of Michigan cities. The bill, if it becomes law, would encourage armed individuals to meet every threat with gunfire."

"'Make no mistake - the gun lobby is trying to sell Michigan a lemon of a law,' said Michael Barnes, president of the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence. 'It will lead to unnecessary shootings. It has already led to such shootings in Florida, and the law hasn't even taken effect yet.'" ...
 

IL: Commissioner Suffredin Moves Forward With Plan to Disarm Lawful Citizens Despite Katrina Horror Stories (ISRA)
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"The Cook County (IL) Board failed to act today during its regularly scheduled meeting on a proposal that would result in the banning and forced confiscation of various types of firearms owned by law-abiding county residents. Although no action was taken today, the proposal's sponsor, Commissioner Larry Suffredin, indicated that he would push forward with his plan to have a vote taken on the matter in the near future."

"Suffredin's proposal is being considered while nation shakes its head in disbelief over stories of barbaric gang rapes, robberies and brutal subjugation of hurricane refugees by marauding bands of criminals. Wire stories today report that, in response to widespread lawlessness in the Gulf States, law- abiding citizens are purchasing firearms in record numbers." ...
 

FL: Teen shot and killed in Gulf Breeze home invasion
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A homeowner shot and killed a young intruder who was found in a Gulf Breeze residence about 3 a.m. Wednesday."

"The homeowner received a gunshot wound to the hand in the altercation that took place about 3 a.m. in the 3400 block of Tibet Drive, according to the Santa Rosa County Sheriff’s Office."

"Authorities had not released the identities of either person by Wednesday morning."

"The incident occurred on a quiet street near Tiger Point Golf and Country Club."

"'At this point no charges have been filed, no arrests have been made. It’s a matter that’s still under investigation,' said Assistant State Attorney Harmon Massey." ...
 

MS: If you try to loot, he will shoot
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"From beneath a blue pillow on the tan striped couch he had slept on for the past week, Paul Marsh pulled out a black Walther PPK .380 handgun."

"'We haven't had a problem with looters, but the clip is already loaded,' he said, pointing the barrel of the gun away from us and at a far wall lined with cowboy hats."

"There's about a half-million dollars' worth of merchandise in Rodeo's Boot Outlet in Gulfport, Miss., which Marsh's family has owned for the past 10 years."

"And he plans on keeping it safe, as evidenced by the cardboard sign -- Owner Inside With Gun in black spray-painted letters -- propped up in rubble from the destroyed front wall." ...
 

MS: Picking up pieces in land laid bare
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "David Vickers rode out the storm with his family in their six-year-old condominium, shielded by aluminum hurricane shutters. He used another kind of protection to save his truck’s gasoline and to scare away squatters."

"'I came home and these guys were siphoning gas from my truck,' said Vickers, 44, a restaurant owner. 'I cussed them like the dogs they were and then I pulled out my pistol-and I cocked it.'"

"When Katrina hit, a wall of sea water gushed into the lower floors of his condo. The second-floor living room and dining room with Italianate furniture looked unscathed, which made them an attractive find for squatters and looters, he said." ...
 

LA: "I knew I was going to die in that convention center"
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "A retired construction worker from St. Charles, Mumford, 52, follows the weather forecast closely before heading to Lambert Field on Friday, Aug. 27. He and his wife, Wanda, love the South, especially New Orleans and Memphis." ...

"On Tuesday morning, Aug. 30, they are told to leave the hotel. Flood water is on the way. They are told to go to the convention center. ..." ...

"'We thought it would be the safest place to be because there were police there, but after they left, it started to be something you wouldn't believe.'" ...

"The Louisiana National Guard shows up with supplies and equipment and water. The Mumfords think they are saved. But the National Guard sets up shop in another section of the center, and Mumford says the soldiers ignore the situation in the quickly deteriorating section in which the Mumfords are holed up." ...
 

LA: Private Security Contractors Head to Gulf
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Companies in the Gulf Coast area hit by Hurricane Katrina are turning to an unusual source to protect people and property rendered vulnerable by the storm's damage -- private security contractors that specialize in supporting military operations in war-torn countries such as Iraq and Afghanistan."

"The mission is to guard against looters, not fend off coordinated insurgent attacks. But the presence of the highly trained specialists represents an unusual domestic assignment for a set of companies that has chiefly developed in global hot spots where war, not nature, has undermined the rule of law." ...
 

OH: Still No Charges; Toledo Police Keep CHL-holder's Gun Anyway (BFA)
Submitted by: Buckeye Firearms Association
Website: http://www.buckeyefirearms.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
The Toledo Free Press is reporting that police citing 'safekeeping' policies continue to hold a gun they seized from a temporary CHL-holder despite the fact that no charges have been filed against the gun owner. In return the owner is contemplating a lawsuit against the city." ...

"Officers seized Szych’s gun after they arrived at his home ... Following a call reporting a man with a gun in the alley ... According to police, Szych was videotaping his neighbors cleaning up garbage in the alley when he brandished his gun in front of two children."

"Szych admitted to having a gun with him, which he was licensed to carry, but he denied ever leaving his front porch or taking the gun out of its holster ..." ...
 

TN: Covering the Counties
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
... "Rutherford County"

"A Murfreesboro Police officer accused of pointing a rifle at his wife during an argument has been indicted by a grand jury. Officer John Riley Singleton was indicted on an aggravated assault charge against Brenda Singleton May 31 at their home. The indictment stated Singleton caused his wife to fear injury after he displayed the rifle. He remains a decommissioned officer with no police powers." ...
 

WA: Walla-Walla officers set sights on shooting title
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A team of two Walla Walla police officers has locked up $25,000 worth of equipment for the department and will get a shot at $100,000 this weekend."

"Kevin Huxoll and Steve Harris are participating in the 5.11 Challenge shooting competition on Saturday near Billings, Mont."

"Huxoll and Harris finished third among 32 teams from around the world in preliminary rounds in Billings this summer. The top three teams have been invited back for Saturday's finals." ...

"The competition is a six-stage shooting course, which tests skill with a handgun, shotgun and rifle. Participants are issued 30 rounds of ammunition and take aim at 18 steel targets, Huxoll said." ...
 

GA: Convicted Deputy Wants New Trial
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A former Oglethorpe County sheriff's deputy who was sentenced to life in prison after being convicted of murdering her boyfriend has asked the Georgia Supreme Court for a new trial." ...

"In 2004, Fortson was convicted and sentenced to life in prison of the murder of Doug Benton, 38, of Colbert, Ga."

"It was her second conviction. In October 2003, the state Supreme Court overturned her initial 2001 conviction, ruling then that she was not provided effective counsel ..."

"Attorney Bill Crecelius said the second trial was flawed, saying that prosecutors unfairly swayed the jury with a handwriting sample of hers with a prayer that said 'Lord help me control my rage. I don't understand the things that I do.'" ...
 

Canada: Troops' party preceded man's killing in Moss Park
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"About 50 people from the Queen's Own Rifles of Canada went out for dinner and drinks at a downtown bar on Tuesday night last week, hours before police discovered a badly beaten, unconscious homeless man near the regiment's home at Moss Park Armoury."

"The reservists were playing host to a send-off for visiting troops from Germany and Britain, Major Tim Lourie said on behalf of the Queen's Own Rifles. Now three of the regiment's members face second-degree murder and assault charges." ...
 

CO: One shot at glory
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Paul Bray wanted to get in touch with his inner Daniel Boone."

"He wanted to put the hunt back in hunting. He wanted to be a mountain man."

"So, rather than try out for some twisted take on the reality show 'Survivor,' he bought a muzzleloading rifle many years ago."

"Bray, the archery department manager at Garretson's, 3817 10th St. in Greeley, has since moved back to a bow, but he relishes his experience. It was just like the old days, before fleece replaced coonskin, pickups replaced horses and high-powered rifles replaced black-powder muzzleloaders."

"'They are a ton of fun to shoot,' Bray said. 'You get that big cloud of smoke, and you just feel like you're a mountain man.'" ...
 

MA: Police offer rape defense course
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Women interested in learning information and skills that will give them options if they are attacked are invited to sign up for a free RAD training course provided by the Belmont Police in September."

"RAD (Rape Aggression Defense) teaches women how to avoid, resist and survive physical attacks. The RAD course is taught by a team of female and male Belmont police officers. The course consists of four classes and is next scheduled for Sept. 20, 22, 27 and 28 from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. The classes are usually held in the Chenery Middle School gym." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: And since MA laws require a $100 license to carry so much as pepper spray, residents need RAD.
 

MI: Find acorns, then look for squirrels
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Old magazines and books assure us that 18th and 19th Century hunters often 'barked' squirrels with black-powder guns. Instead of putting a bullet through the animal, they shot the bark on the limb under it, killing the squirrel outright from the shock or knocking it unconscious to the ground."

"Eddie Leonard, who lives in Flint, is a 40-year squirrel hunter who has tried 'umpteen times to bark a squirrel, and I haven't seen it work yet,' he said. ..."

"Leonard is among the hunters who intend to be stalking squirrels next Thursday on the opening day of the small-game season in Michigan. He will hunt on his wooded property near Grayling, and he figures this will be a great year for squirrel hunting." ...
 

NY: Gun safety
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Nearly 2 million children in the U.S. are living in homes with loaded and unlocked guns. That's according to the latest study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention."

"National data has been available for some time. This study offers us the first glimpse at gun safety and storage habits here in New York as compared to other states. Here, nearly 96,000 children are living in homes with loaded guns. Fifty-two-and-a-half-thousand kids live in homes where those guns are also unlocked. That adds up to about 1% of children in New York State." ...
 

MT: Darby sharpshooter takes aim at state, regional titles
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Mounted shooting is an Old West sport rich in tradition and growing in popularity, and one Darby woman aims to be the best in the country."

"During the last two weeks, Tammy Billingsly, 22, has taken some big steps in that direction, winning an armful of awards at the Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association state competition in Livingston and the regional competition in Helena."

"Her biggest achievement during that time are winning the overall title at the state competition, August 26 through 28, besting every other shooter - women and men."

"'They make a big deal out of it when a woman wins the overall because it's a male-dominated sport,' Billingsly said." ...
 

NY: Permit for gun shop in home rejected
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Siding with neighbors Wednesday night, the Orchard Park Town Board turned down a request to operate a gun shop in an Errington Terrace home."

"David Smith had sought a home occupation license for a small business selling guns out of his house, located in a residential area off Webster Road near Route 20."

"But at a public hearing Aug. 17, neighbors went ballistic, saying they believed that would pose a threat to safety. The 10 foot-by-10 foot safe in Smith's house failed to reassure them." ...
 

OH: Victim of violence in Ohio? Get a free handgun!
Submitted by: Randy Garcia
Website: http://www.bftohio.com

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Buckeye Firearms Training, LLC will be offering a free handgun and training to a select number of women who have been victims of violence. From May 2005 to May 2006, the company will provide a free handgun and concealed handgun training to one woman per month. Training will be provided to a total of 12 women who are documented victims of violent crimes." ...

"'We want to show that we are declaring an all-out war against the abuse of women,' said Randy Garcia, the owner of Buckeye Firearms Training." ...

"According to Garcia, FBI crime reports show that rape in Cleveland has been at least double—and sometimes quadruple—national statistics. 'With passage of the concealed carry law, women now have an option in the battle against violence,' he said." ...
 

Canada: Feds announce another registry delay
Submitted by: New York State Rifle & Pistol Association
Website: http://www.nysrpa.org

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"In what has become a familiar refrain, the Canada Firearms Centre has once again quietly put off several gun regulations that were supposed to take effect this month." ...

"The provisions were initially supposed to take effect last January, but were put off to Sept. 1. Now they've been deferred again."

"A spokesman for Public Safety Minister Anne McLellan said the deferral is both to 'ensure compliance and be responsive to the feedback' on the regulations from the public." ...
 

UK: 'I am going to die' said girl, 14, in drive-by shooting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A young girl killed by a gang member in a drive-by shooting as she returned from Nottingham's goose fair with friends was 'in the wrong place at the wrong time', a court heard yesterday."

"Danielle Beccan, 14, was hit by a single bullet in the abdomen in October last year. She died from her injuries in the operating theatre of the Queen's Medical Centre a few hours later." ...

"Gun residue found in the car matched that from two shell casings found at the murder scene, the prosecution claims. Both rounds were converted 9mm rounds which were 'most likely fired from a self-loading pistol'." ...
 

Australia: Criminal dispute led to shooting death in car yard, police allege
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"When Mark Nicholls was shot dead at a Sydney smash repair yard police at first thought he was the victim of mistaken identity."

"However, after an 18-month investigation police say Mr Nicholls, 20, who had no criminal convictions, was no clean skin. He was caught up in a falling out among thieves over robbery proceeds, they say."

"Mr Nicholls's alleged criminality was detailed in a police statement tendered to Liverpool Local Court when Fardi El Jamal, a panel beater, appeared late yesterday charged with murdering his friend on February 1 last year." ...

"The court heard the killing ... followed a series of altercations between the pair in which Mr Nicholls demanded his share of the profits from their crimes." ...
-------

Submitter's Note: But aren't Australia's confiscatory gun laws supposed to keep guns out of criminals' hands?
 

UK: Revealed: Stun guns for sale on the streets
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"THE Manchester Evening News has bought an illegal stun gun in the street for £250."

"It is believed to be one of several hundred of the high powered electrical weapons being traded on the black market."

"The dealer told our reporter he could get as many of the guns as he wanted. He also offered to sell illegal pepper spray."

"The gun - capable of discharging up to 500,000 volts - and all our information have been handed to the police." ...

"It is feared the weapons, marketed as a self defence tool in America, could be used in crime, resulting in people getting hurt or killed." ...
 

UK: Plan For Airgun Register
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A NEW register for those who buy and sell airguns is being considered by the Cabinet."

"After intense lobbying by the Executive, the Government at Westminster have agreed for new regulations on the weapons but are refusing to impose an outright ban."

"The moves follow a public outcry after the death of toddler Andrew Morton."

"He died in March after he was shot in the head by an air rifle pellet fired by junkie Mark Bonini in Easterhouse, Glasgow." ...

"Attempts by the Executive to create a tough 'Andrew's law' to ban airguns were scuttled by Westminster, which retains control over firearms laws."

"But First Minister Jack McConnell held intense talks with Home Secretary Charles Clarke about bringing in new restrictions." ...
 

Brazil: Police occupy Rio slum to stop gang fighting
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"Police occupied a seaside slum in violent Rio de Janeiro on Thursday after mounting a raid to stop gunfights between drug gangs near an area popular with tourists."

"Two suspected traffickers were killed in the Wednesday night raid on Vidigal in which gangsters fought back with grenades and rifle fire, a police spokeswoman said."

"Three men were arrested, two of whom were wounded in the clashes."

"'Police will remain in Vidigal for an indefinite period, making surprise operations to suppress illegal activities,' the spokeswoman said." ...
 

Australia: MP admits to accidentally shooting son
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"WESTERN Australia's deputy opposition leader Paul Omodei has admitted in court that he failed to check his rifle was unloaded and that the safety catch was on when he accidentally shot off his son's thumb whilst culling rabbits."

"But Mr Omodei, 55, who went on trial before a Perth magistrate yesterday to deny a charge of committing a dangerous act causing bodily harm to his son Paul junior, said it was an 'insult to his intelligence' to suggest he deliberately pointed the gun at his son."

"Perth Magistrate's Court was told both men were driving around Mr Omodei senior's vineyard in Pemberton, 330 km south of Perth, last October with the intention of shooting rabbits and kangaroos that were damaging the grape crop." ...
 

Scotland: Sheriff fires off over gun sentence
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

There are no comments on this story
Post Comments | Read Comments

 
"A SHERIFF has criticised prosecutors after being forced to send a man who shot an air rifle at the windows of Edinburgh flats to prison for just 80 days."

"Sheriff Andrew Lothian, who handed down the maximum sentence he could, said the crown prosecution should have charged gunman Frederick Robertson at a more serious level." ...

"Sheriff Lothian told Robertson that he should have been charged at an indictment level which carries a maximum jail sentence of five years."

"Fiscal depute Angie Main told the court that Robertson fired an air gun at the windows of three different neighbours from his city flat at 14 Piersfield Grove between October 29 and December 21, last year." ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The people are not to be disarmed of their weapons. They are left in full possession of them. — Zachariah Johnson, 3 Elliot, Debates at 646

COPYRIGHT POLICY: The posting of copyrighted articles and other content, in whole or in part, is not allowed here. We have made an effort to educate our users about this policy and we are extremely serious about this. Users who are caught violating this rule will be warned and/or banned.
If you are the owner of content that you believe has been posted on this site without your permission, please contact our webmaster by following this link. Please include with your message: (1) the particulars of the infringement, including a description of the content, (2) a link to that content here and (3) information concerning where the content in question was originally posted/published. We will address your complaint as quickly as possible. Thank you.

 
NOTICE:  The information contained in this site is not to be considered as legal advice. In no way are Keep And Bear Arms .com or any of its agents responsible for the actions of our members or site visitors. Also, because this web site is a Free Speech Zone, opinions, ideas, beliefs, suggestions, practices and concepts throughout this site may or may not represent those of Keep And Bear Arms .com. All rights reserved. Articles that are original to this site may be redistributed provided they are left intact and a link to http://www.KeepAndBearArms.com is given. Click here for Contact Information for representatives of KeepAndBearArms.com.

Thawte.com is the leading provider of Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) and digital certificate solutions used by enterprises, Web sites, and consumers to conduct secure communications and transactions over the Internet and private networks.

KeepAndBearArms.com, Inc. © 1999-2019, All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy