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Media begins noticing ‘Project Gunwalker’
Submitted by: David Codrea
Website: http://www.davidcodrea.com

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... "The hold-out reporters I’ve been speaking with have been insisting we give them our sources and the documentation provided to the Senate. For those, aside from saying 'No way,' all I can advise is that trying to approach this developing story from the totality of its scope may be presently undoable--my sense is that much of the validation will only come out with further disclosures from those who now have the testimony and the documentation to corroborate it. And from those compelled to testify."

"Under oath." ...
 

Selective Seattle coverage: Bloomy gun show sting v. alleged ATF 'negligence'
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A powerful United States Senator is squaring off against the [ATF] over serious allegations that an agency sting operation might be linked to the slaying of a Customs and Border Protection agent – an assertion that might raise a question about an unconnected ATF investigation and the 2009 murder of a Seattle police officer; more about that in a moment – yet to read Seattle newspapers, one gets the impression that the only gun news lately involves another rogue gun show 'sting' operation by New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg's 'investigators' in Arizona." ...
 

Safer Streets 2011: Another smoking gun . . .
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "For the last three decades, I have believed that gun control is the advance force which paves the way for larger government and that the repeal of all guns laws will begin to unwind big government to make it a healthier executive than a self-appointed leader." ...
 

Gun Group: New Shooting Activities are "Sporting" as Well
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) is currently reviewing the recently released study by ATF on the importability of shotguns. NSSF will be submitting comments to ATF by the May 1, 2011 deadline."

"NSSF’s initial reaction to the study is that if the shooting public deems a certain activity to be 'sporting' through participation, even if that sport is new and seems unconventional to the uninitiated, NSSF does not believe the federal government should say that the firearms law abiding citizens use to participate in that shooting sport activity are neither 'particularly suitable for nor readily adaptable to generally recognized sporting purposes' pursuant to the Gun Control Act of 1968. ..." ...
 

Author Calls for National Firearms Carry
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Recent events have made it painfully obvious that murderous trouble can erupt at any time and in any place. It is a clear and present danger."

"We can no longer afford to pretend such dangers do not exist."

"It is irresponsible to continue to imagine that police can be everywhere, or that they can respond with sufficient speed to prevent a homicidal rampage." ...
 

Shot in the dark at lead ammo
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"On the rare occasion when federal bureaucrats waver in their commitment to expanding their own regulatory power, environmental extremists can always be counted on to look for a sympathetic judge to expand it for them. The latest clever scheme would undermine the right of Americans to hunt and fish, using the judicial branch to implement policies too hot for regulators or lawmakers to touch. Congress needs to step in and disarm this assault on traditional sporting activities." ...
 

Note the intent of the Second Amendment
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "It certainly could logically be contended that people have the right to keep and bear arms only when they are part of or intend to join a 'well-regulated Militia' intended to keep 'the security of a free State,' and not otherwise."

"It would seem that unless an actual revolution were being conspired to be pursued, the 'free State' should be the final arbiter of what kinds of arms could be kept and how they could be used, with severe penalties exacted whenever the arms were not of a permitted kind or were used otherwise than to protect 'the security of a free State.'" ...
 

Intelligent people with opposing ideas can compromise
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Burr was vice president to Thomas Jefferson from 1801 to 1805. During that time, Jefferson wrote: 'I have sworn upon the altar of God eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man.' From the idea of the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness, that tyranny easily includes the right not to be afraid to walk the streets of your own neighborhood."

"Gun violence in this nation is long out of control and the events in Tucson and Lakewood are just the latest evidence. These events also demonstrate that the opposing arguments about the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution at the extreme are both flawed." ...
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Submitter's Note: How's this for a compromise: You don't try to take our guns and we won't kill all you send.
 

Automatic weapons a threat to safety
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "So, times have changed. But what many Americans fail to see is that the larger issue here is not restricting people from buying guns, but rather restricting them from buying a Glock 19 semi-automatic pistol with a 30-round magazine that serves no real purpose besides being an accessory to mass murder. Why does any American who wants to purchase a gun for hunting or self-defense need a weapon made for war and devastation? The answer is: They don't." ...
 

Going forth from Tucson shootings, choose words more carefully
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Yet what conservatives continue to avoid with equal assiduousness is connecting the dots, thus continuing to beg the vital question: that, while the [Tucson] shooter ... very probably is mentally unbalanced, still his target was … a politician. It wasn’t his English teacher he went after; Loughner claims the government controls our grammar. His target was congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords."

"Tellingly, conservatives must sense this connection too, witness the rush to scrub official websites of incendiary expression ..." ...
 

Race and Beyond: Why Do Some Americans Love Guns So Much?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"I suspect it is in our cultural DNA, a mythological disposition that took root in the glorification of our nation’s frontier culture. Back in those brutal, barbaric days, men frequently surrendered to primordial fears of the great unknown wilderness. Fighting was a way of life and shooting a gun was the first (and sometimes the only) way a man protected himself, his family, and his property. Absent established laws, a man's might determined who or what was right. The flight of a bullet simply and fatally settled disputes." ...
 

Logic, Guns and Mental Illness
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Earlier this week, The Commonwealth Club held a town hall meeting on the shootings in Tucson, and the lessons to be learned for public policy. To a person, participants thought the issues that emerge from Tucson have to do with mental illness and guns, not with the tone of U. S. public discourse ..."

"I agree with this assessment. And since we have had many episodes lately -- not just the Tucson killings but the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre ... and other tragedies like the 1999 Columbine killings -- where mental illness and guns were involved, it is important to focus on how our society is handling both access to guns and mental illness." ...
 

Watch out! The assault vehicle is loose!
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Maybe it will help clarify issues if we imagine an alternate universe – one in which Americans exhibit their toughness not with assault weapons but with assault vehicles, a world in which our torrid libertarian passion is not for our guns but for our cars. That alternate universe might look like this:"

"The powerful National Automobile Association warned today that vehicle regulation, such as a ban on assault vehicles, would be 'the first step toward totalitarianism.'" ...
 

Magnum Force Fettish[sic] -- Badger Bob takes on the gun cult
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "'Yup, that's quite a plan you got there. But calling them 'gun nuts' doesn't go far enough. Not anymore. Not when they won't compromise even on the capacity of ammunition clips. I've finally seen it like it is, Cope. We're not dealing with comically stunted men-babies who can't stop playing with their Roy Rogers. No, these freaks are twisted. Perverted. That's the concept I want to get out there ... that there's something seriously unnatural about them and their morbid fixation. So you need to start calling them what they are. 'Gun deviants.'" ...
 

Wake up and smell the gun smoke
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Weighing in at 26.1oz, beautiful gun-metal grey, 4.00" barrel and sporting a 17-round magazine, meet the world's deadliest disease. Its name, Beretta, and the infectious disease, is spreading into a neighbourhood near you." ...
 

Obama's conspicuous silence on guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"While President Barack Obama is urging Americans to focus on 'winning the future' with talk of job-creating innovation in the spirit of John F. Kennedy's 'Sputnik moment,' he has been conspicuously silent on a pressing issue of the present." ...
 

Closing the "Open Carry" Loophole
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"What would you do if you walked into a downtown McDonald's and were confronted with a group of men carrying guns? If you are like most of us, you would probably flee for your life and then immediately call the cops. However, in California and many other states, there is not much the police could do except keep a close eye on the armed men." ...
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Submitter's Note: Loophole is a liberal code-word for some freedom we have not yet snatched away.
 

Time For A Farewell to Arms?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Current polls show Americans divided on the question of whether responsibility for the Tucson shootings should be shouldered by Mrs. Palin and others who have engaged in political speech laced with violent or inciting references. (President Obama's earlier remarks have not played a large role in the discussion.) Getting perhaps the most criticism are politicians aligned with the Tea Party movement, including Nevadan Sharron Angle, who, in the lead-up to the 2010 elections, suggested her followers look to 'Second-Amendment remedies' (referencing the right to bear firearms) in response to politicians and policy with whom or which they disagreed." ...
 

Obama Administration to Pay $140,000 for Defending "Flawed" Bush Administration "Guns in Parks" Rule
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The U.S. Department of the Interior has agreed to pay $140,000 in attorneys’ fees for defending, against a court challenge by the Brady Campaign, a legally flawed rule allowing the carrying of loaded guns in national parks and wildlife refuges. A federal court found the rule, announced in the waning days of the Bush Administration and defended in court by the Obama Administration, to be 'astoundingly flawed.'" ...
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Submitter's Note: Good news, Paul! Now your astroturf group can continue limping into irrelevance for a few more months . . .
 

Senator Grassley pushes BATFE on Project Gunwalker
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Some of you may have heard about the brewing scandal called 'Project Gunwalker.' In a nutshell, BATFE is being accused of walking guns – mostly AR-15s and AK-47s – across the border into Mexico from the Phoenix area. Making matters worse, it is reported that one of these weapons was used to kill Border Patrol Officer Brian Terry on December 15, 2010.

This is a scandal that has been brewing since September of last year. The problem is, though, none of the major mainstream media outlets seem to have the backbone to pick up the story and run with it. ..." ...
 

India: The Gurkha and the Forty Thieves
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... "Gurkhas are best known for their legendary exploits of bravery and tenacity while serving in the Indian Army’s Gorkha regiments and the British Army’s Brigade of Gurkhas. They are also famous for their large knife called the khukuri (see below). A Gurkha armed with a khukuri is not something you want to mess with—a lesson forty Indian thieves recently learned the hard way." ...
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Submitter's Note: A brave man and a fierce fight.

KABA Note: There are no dangerous weapons, just dangerous people.
 

Bill takes aim at lax gun show laws
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"In a recent appearance on MSNBC, New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg released videos taken by undercover agents attending a gun show in Phoenix last month. The agents were able to purchase firearms without a background check after admitting to sellers they probably wouldn’t pass."

"In the wake of the Tucson shooting, Arizona Sen. Steve Gallardo, D-Phoenix, has introduced a bill that would require background checks on people purchasing firearms at gun shows." ...
 

Gun-show probe is beside the point
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The question isn't whether New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg was wrong to send private investigators to a Phoenix gun show. Seriously: Who cares?"

"The legitimate question is why our state officials aren't appalled by what those investigators learned: that gun buyers who told sellers they probably couldn't pass a federal background check were sold semiautomatic pistols. No questions asked." ...
 

Mayor Bloomberg's Arizona undercover caper blasted by Jan Brewer
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Bloomberg and his police chief, Ray Kelly stood up at a press conference Monday and demonstrated the results of their undercover caper at Arizona gun shows."

"Gun dealers caught on video, told detectives who posed as customers that there was no need to go through a background check, despite being told that the alleged customer didn't think he could get past the scrutiny." ...
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Submitter's Note: If they were, in fact, "gun dealers" then they are required by law to run the exact same checks at the show as they would at their shop.
 

Arizona riled by New York mayor's exposé of lax gun controls
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "The greatest anger came from the organisers of the gun show. 'Mayor Bloomberg and his 'task force' have no legal authority in the state of Arizona, or in any other place in America except New York City,' Bob Templeton, the president of Crossroads of the West, said. 'These forays into America's heartland committing blatant acts to entrap otherwise innocent gun owners is an unlawful scheme.'"

"But Mr Bloomberg was unconcerned. At a press conference in New York, he played a secret recording of one of the detectives buying a gun while acknowledging that he would never pass the checks that would be required were he in a regular gun shop. ..." ...
 

Brewer says 'I'm the decider!' And she's ready to further diminish gun control laws (video)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Adding to the outrage over the massacre, New York City conducted and video taped a sting operation at the Crossroads of the West Gun Show in Phoenix 15 days after the Tucson massacre. The videos above and below show undercover investigators easily purchasing semi-automatic weapons and extended magazines from unlicensed dealers without background checks, sales tax, or any ID beyond an Arizona drivers’ license." ...
 

NYC investigation examines Arizona gun sales
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Gun shows are common here in Arizona. We have several each year. In fact, there's one at the Pima County fairgrounds this weekend."

"Monday, New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg argued they're helping put too many illegal guns on city streets."

"A Glock 9, semi-automatic, with a 33-bullet magazine. The identical weapon used by Tucson shooting suspect Jared Loughner."

"A weapon purchased by one of New York mayor Michael Bloomberg's undercover investigators." ...
 

Brewer: Bloomberg Probe Implies NYC Spotless
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"Reacting to an undercover probe of a Phoenix gun show, where New York City-hired investigators bought semiautomatic pistols even after indicating they probably could not pass a background check, Arizona Gov. Jan Brewer Tuesday told Fox News it must mean that Mayor Michael Bloomberg has solved all of his city’s problems." ...
 

UT: Permissive permits
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"A Senate committee has passed a measure that would might help cut down on the number of out-of-state gun permits Utah issues."

"SB 36, sponsored by Sen. John Valentine, would mandate that out-of-state gun owners seeking a concealed weapons permit in Utah would first have to obtain a permit in their home states." ...
 

IA: Permit holders speak with Webster Co. sups
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"Law-abiding citizens with permits shouldn't be restricted in their ability to carry concealed weapons."

"This was the argument from a handful of concealed permit carriers to the Webster County Board of Supervisors during a Tuesday morning discussion. The board is considering a weapon-free zone resolution that would pertain to county owned buildings and property."

"Allison McBride, of Fort Dodge, who has a permit to carry a concealed weapon, said it the state not local governments that has the power to regulate weapons." ...
 

SD: Mandatory Gun Law Takes Aim At Health Care
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"Some South Dakota lawmakers are taking aim at health care reform with a controversial gun bill. They want to make it mandatory for every adult in South Dakota to own a gun."

"It's a person's second amendment right to own a gun."

"But now some legislators want to make it mandatory. They say if the federal government can require every person to buy health care insurance, the state should also require every person 21 and older to buy a gun for self defense." ...
 

FL: Palm Beach County drops proposal for local ban on extended-size ammunition magazines
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Palm Beach County Commissioner Burt Aaronson Tuesday gave up his push for a local ban on the sale of high-capacity ammunition magazines, like those used in last month’s Tucson shooting."

"Aaronson just four days earlier had called for a local ban as well as a state law forbidding the sale of the high-capacity magazines that can hold more than 10 bullets." ...
 

SD: S. Dakota Proposes Mandatory Gun Ownership to Prove Point
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"And now, for a bit of political theater, lawmakers in South Dakota have proposed a bill requiring anyone in the state old than 21 to purchase a gun. John Ellis at Argus Leader reports that the measure is an act 'to provide for an individual mandate to adult citizens to provide for the self defense of themselves and others.' But really, it's just an act intended to prove a point about why mandated health care is unconstitutional. ..." ...
 

GA: H.B. 54: Georgia Pastor Supports Carrying in Places of Worship (video)
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OR: It's Showtime
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"The first of what may be many hearings on gun related bills has been scheduled."

"The following bills have been scheduled to be heard in the House Judiciary Committee on February 9th at 1PM."

"These are PUBLIC hearings. If you feel strongly about any of these bills, please come and testify. The bills will be heard in room 343. (Committee schedules are subject to change. You can get the latest schedules here.)" ...
 

My Scary Encounter With Chicago's Mayor Richard Daley
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "Unfortunately, I know first hand more than I would like about Chicago politics. A decade ago, I was working at the University of Chicago Law School as an Olin Fellow, doing research and some teaching, when I happened to cross paths with Mayor Richard Daley. As he is now about to retire from office, it is time for the facts to come out." ...
 

Cutting BATFE's funding sounding better and better
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"The Washington Post reports that the White House budget office has proposed a reduction in funding for the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (BATFE)--with the agency having to make do with 3.6 percent less funding than is in the current budget. This, predictably, has the Brady Campaign's Paul Helmke in high dudgeon, as seen in the Huffington Post:" ...
 

NH: Jailed farmer can challenge accuser’s credibility in gun case
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... "Bird's supporters say his defense was not legally able to challenge the credibility of the trespasser, Christine Harris, who some say has a troubled history. However, more information on Harris will be allowed to be put into the record on his behalf today at a hearing before Governor John Lynch and the Executive Council on his petition for a pardon or commutation."

"Bird's lawyer and his supporters say they will make witnesses available — including Harris’s former landlord and a parole officer. The parole officer has said 'she wouldn't know the truth if it ran over her in a truck.’'" ...
 

FL: Says gun ownership information could be recorded and collected by the federal government and insurance companies as part of the federal health care law
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"Jason Brodeur on Sunday, January 16th, 2011 in comments published in the Fort Myers News-Press." ...
 

KS: A few problems in column about guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"This is in response to Kenneth L. Kieser’s article 'Should we Own guns?' in the sports section of the Jan. 20, Leavenworth Times. Mr. Kieser wrote a very good and timely article in support to the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. The amendment states 'A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed.'" ...
 

AZ: Faster response by armed citizen
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As an American citizen, and a year-round resident of Yuma, and a subscriber to this newspaper, I feel I have the right, and an obligation, to comment on the letter in the Jan. 21 paper from M. Van Breda in regard to his comments on our gun laws in this state and this country."

"The tragic deaths and wounding of so many in Tucson last month was the act of a very mentally ill person, not the gun stores that sold him the weapons and the ammunition. The gun stores and the dealers are honest, licensed businesses and owners. They abide by the laws of this state as voted on by the citizens ..." ...
 

NC: First Guarantees Second
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It never ceases to amaze me how liberal members of the media repeatedly question the validity of the Second Amendment 200 years later but never that of the First Amendment." ...
 

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