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WA: SAF Hails WA High Court Denial of Seattle Gun Ban Appeal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The Second Amendment Foundation is delighted that the Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously denied the City of Seattle's petition for review in the case of Winnie Chan v. City of Seattle, a legal action brought by SAF, the National Rifle Association and five individual plaintiffs."

"The decision affirms the state's long-standing preemption law and two lower court rulings, thus preventing the city from banning firearms from city parks property." ...
 

Lies, Damned Lies And Washington CeaseFire Statistics
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Washington CeaseFire (or maybe CeaseFire Washington, I've seen it both ways) has just spent $50,000 buying bus ads touting various anti-gun messages and, as we've mentioned, they're oh so full of fail. One of their most heinous efforts, though, regurgitates the classic Kellerman study figure that a gun in the home is 43 times more likely - oops, sorry he has since recalculated the figure to be only 22 times more likely - to be used to kill someone in the home than to kill an intruder. But with the 'correction' RF knows me too well. There's no way I can let them get away with that bogus number . . ." ...
 

Just Because Something Is Legal, Should You Do It? – Guntalk Radio
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"It’s the latest court victory and an open-carry controversy, this week on Tom Gresham’s Gun Talk (R) Radio, the original nationally-syndicated radio talk show about guns and the shooting sports."

"Second Amendment Foundation’s President Alan Gottlieb drops in on Sunday with information on the latest victory." ...
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Submitter's Note: For more info on Gun Talk Radio (including downloadable podcasts of previous shows) visit their website: http://www.guntalk.com/
 

Immoral To Repeal One Gun A Month In Virginia? (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Not so says the Rev. Kenn Blanchard in response to Jim Winkler who called it immoral for Gov. Bob McDonnell to have signed the repeal of Virginia's One Handgun A Month law. Winker is the general secretary of the General Board of Church and Society of the United Methodist Church and chair of Faiths United to Prevent Gun Violence. Faiths United is a project of the Brady Campaign." ...
 

Op-Ed: Disarming the Myths Promoted By the Gun Control Lobby
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"As much as gun control advocates might wish otherwise, their attacks are running out of ammo. With private firearm ownership at an all-time high and violent crime rates plunging, none of the scary scenarios they advanced have materialized. Abuse of responsibility by armed citizens is rare, while successful defensive interventions against assaults on their lives and property are relatively commonplace."

"National violent crime rates that soared for 30 years from the early 1960s began to decrease markedly since 1993. Last December the FBI reported that murder and other violent crime rates fell again by 6.4% during the first half of 2011 compared with the same period in 2010. ..." ...
 

Election, economy spark explosive growth of militias
Submitted by: D. Smith

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"The election of President Barack Obama in 2008 triggered an explosion in the number of militias and so-called patriot groups in the United States, the Southern Poverty Law Center reported in its annual tally of such anti-government organizations."

"There were 149 militias and patriot groups when Obama took office, compared to more than 1,200 today — an increase of 755 percent, the nonprofit civil rights organization reported."

"'The increase has just been astounding,' said Mark Potok, editor-in-chief of the SPLC report. 'The reality is that many of these groups are becoming more and more fearful that Barack Obama will win the re-election. You can see the anger rising along with that fear.'" ...
 

Safer Streets 2012: Being taken seriously by all candidates.
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The 2012 election is going to be more important than any other election before and for at least two reasons: it will test whether we are paying attention in our nation of self-rule and whether we are too late to pay attention. When citizens refuse to vote, it is more than giving up the right to criticize; refusing to vote has taken the self out of self-rule. If you don’t rule, someone else will. And they do." ...
 

Februrary sees 31.4% increase in firearms sales checks over same month last year; 21st straight month over month increase
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The February 2012 NSSF-adjusted National Instant Criminal Background Check System (NICS) figure of 1,266,344 is an increase of 31.4 percent over the NSSF-adjusted NICS figure of 963,746 in February 2011. For comparison, the unadjusted February 2012 NICS figure of 1,734,646 reflects a 18.6 percent increase from the unadjusted NICS figure of 1,463,138 in February 2011." ...
 

Good Advice Even If You Aren't A Competitor (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The NSSF is out with a new Doug Koenig video on handgun shooting. Goal setting is an important part of getting better. While much of what he is saying applies to competition, it can apply equally well to practicing for self-defense. If you go to the range just to blast away, you are plinking. But if you go with a goal in mind and certain skills you want to work on, that is practicing."
 

Ask Foghorn: How and Why to Co-Witness your Sights
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"... I am confused about how to setup the top rail with respect to BUIS [Back-Up Iron Sights: Ed.] and an optic system. Just to be clear, I have no idea what I really want as far as optics but I know I do want to be able to use both the optics and iron sights."

"In your example, you have the fixed front sight ... But how would you ever use the rear sight if you had to? Is it supposed to be setup so you can peer through the red dot and use the rear and front iron sights? Or, do you have to rip off the red dot to utilize the BUIS’s?"
"What you’re looking for are called 'co-witnessed' sights, and they’re very easy to set up. Let me walk you through it…" ...
 

Handgun Stopping Power
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Stopping power studies have always interested me, though in truth I had long ago concluded that in general bigger slower bullets tended to have a slight advantage. But, as can be seen, all pistol cartridges are pretty anemic. With that having been said, for most self defense situations, I do not feel under gunned with either a 9mm, a .38 Spl, or a .45 ACP. So, it was with special interest that I read An Alternative Look at Handgun Stopping Power by Greg Ellifritz over at Buckeye Firearms Association." ...
 

Ask Foghorn: Shelf Life for Military Surplus Ammunition?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Judy asks:"
"We have a rather large collection of weapons….handguns, rifles, machine guns. We have alot of stored ammunition in the house. Much of it in surplus military cannisters. (ammo belts, 308, ammo for water cooled weapons, ammo for m60, sten etc) I am concerned that after years of storage that this ammo could degrade and emit toxic chemicals that we are not aware of. Could you advise? I have been told that it is unlikely…but i still have concerns."
"There’s two questions here I want to address. First is the implied question of how long military surplus ammunition lasts. Second is the explicit question of if degrading ammunition can give off harmful chemicals." ...
 

TX: First Time CHL: The Waiting Game Begins
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"'I figured it would be really easy to get a concealed permit in Texas,' RF said. 'I thought Texas was the wild west.' As a northeastern city boy, Farago probably assumed I could walk into an office, shake someone's hand, look them dead in the eye, and receive my CHL permit. In fact, when I told him I wanted to do this series, I think he was skeptical that it would create more than two articles. But here we sit with a project that started at the very end of December, now reaching its final hurdle at the beginning of March . . ." ...
 

Let's keep some places off-limits to guns
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"Legislators are firing off another round of bills to allow guns in a wide variety of public places, from swimming pools to fire stations. State agencies and local governments could ban firearms only if they adopted prohibitively expensive security measures." ...
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H/t to David Codrea who asksm reasonably enough: Okay, I'll bite: how?
 

Anti-government, hate groups growing: report
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"The number of hate and anti-government groups in the United States continued to rise last year, fueled by racial tensions, conspiracy theories and anger over economic inequality, according to a report by the Southern Poverty Law Center."

"The most explosive growth came from the so-called Patriot movement, whose adherents view the federal government as their enemy." ...
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SUBMITTER'S COMMENT: Must be a slow news day. Reuters used to be more protective of its credibility than to run with such a "report" by Mark Potok, senior blimp at the SPLC. This poorly edited hodgepodge of leftist drivel serves only to fan the flames of alarmist hysteria.

KABA Note: Besides, patriot groups don't hate the whole FedGov, just the 99.9% of it that is unConstitutional.
 

IA: Some questions about conservatives and guns
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Refresh my memory as to what is 'conservative' about the proposed amendment to the Iowa Constitution to 'clarify' the right to bear arms in Iowa. If a 'noncontroversial clarification' of the Iowa right to bear arms is intended, what is wrong with the one sentence, Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution?"

"... What is 'conservative' about deleting the 'well regulated militia' specified by our great nation’s founders? Is the Second Amendment too 'liberal' for Iowa gun rights advocates?" ...
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Submitter's Note: You answered the question from your first paragraph in your second. What is wrong is that ignorant folks like yourself ignore the fact the the militia clause is merely prefatory, not a restriction.
 

FL: Should Florida join the states proposing concealed weapons without permits?
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"According to a report in USA Today, legislatures in 12 states are considering laws to allow people to obtain concealed carry weapons WITHOUT a permit."

"I have no doubt Florida would have been one of the states involved, but our extreme right wing wackos in Tallahassee were too busy making sure we had prayer in school. More guns will just have to wait, but they'll get there." ...
 

UT: Video: 911 Recording Released After Homeowner Shoots, Kills Late Night Intruder in Utah (video story)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"We posted the original story several days ago here:"

"UT Homeowner Shoots Intruder Who Was In His Bedroom at 3AM Demanding Money"

"Now the 911 call placed by the homeowners after the shooting has been released."
 

NJ: Shooting at Woodbridge Center mall NJ
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"A suspected shoplifter who held a woman hostage at knifepoint inside Woodbridge Center was shot to death by a police officer this evening, setting off a scene of chaos inside one of New Jersey’s largest shopping malls ..."

"... After he was confronted by mall security for an alleged shoplifting in the Hollister Co. apparel store, the suspect put a knife to the throat of a random shopper and pulled her inside the Sears store ..."

"An off-duty Woodbridge police officer who was wearing his police uniform and working an extra duty job at the mall shot the suspect, killing him, according to a news release issued late tonight by Middlesex County Prosecutor Bruce Kaplan and Woodbridge Police Director Robert Hubner." ...
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Submitter's Note: If this hadn't been NJ it could have just as easily been a regular concealed carry citizen as an off-duty cop.
 

PA: Pittsburgh psychiatric clinic shooting leaves several wounded
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"At least one gunman opened fire Thursday afternoon at a psychiatric clinic outside Pittsburgh, hitting several people, including a police officer who was grazed by a bullet, according to media reports from the scene. There were reports that hostages had been taken." ...

"The clinic describes itself on its website as a top academic-based psychiatric care center. The University of Pittsburgh's Psychiatry Department is on the campus."
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KABA Note: From the Pitt student handbook:
"Q: Can I carry a gun on campus as a means of self-protection?"
"A: No. The carrying or possession of firearms and/or other weapons on campus by anyone other than authorized law enforcement officers, such as Pitt police or city of Pittsburgh police, is absolutely prohibited."
 

Ron Paul only choice for conservatives, nation
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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... "We need stability, not the other three candidates who have been wishy washy on nearly every issue and concerned more about their own grandizement than the needs of the American people. Even though Washington has tried to make Ron Paul invisible, in a fairly recent USA Today/ Gallup Poll Paul was tied with President Obama. So much for the argument that 'he's unelectable.'"

"We can no longer continue doing business as usual. If Ron Paul is not elected, we will continue down the yellow brick road to Socialism. In a survey sent out by the National Association for Gun Right's Vice President Dudley Brown on the Second Amendment, Ron Paul was the only candidate who returned the survey backing the Second Amendment 100 percent. ..." ...
 

IL: Pike County voters will decide consitutional carry ordinance on March 20
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Pittsfield chiropractor Dan Mefford believes one issue will draw a larger-than-usual turnout for the March 20 primary."

"Mefford spearheaded a ballot question asking if Pike County should adopt a constitutional carry of arms ordinance. The answer will come from voters and, ultimately, the courts."
 

CT: Northwest Connecticut Sportsmen's Group Endorses Justin Bernier
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The largest sportsman’s group in western Connecticut has endorsed Justin Bernier for the Republican nomination in the Fifth Congressional District, according to a release from the Bernier campaign."

"The Northwest Connec­ticut Sportsman’s Council (NWCSC) represents more than 7,000 sportsmen and women, according to the release, which said 27 clubs and organizations fall under the umbrella group. It meets in Goshen to coordinate on and promote issues important to Connecticut outdoorsmen and conservationists." ...
 

WA: Seattle bitterly vows to lobby for erosion of state preemption
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"Seattle City Attorney Pete Holmes evidently cannot take 'no' for an answer."

"Reacting today to the State Supreme Court’s denial of a petition for review in Seattle’s appeal of its double-loss in an effort to adopt a city parks gun ban in defiance of Washington’s 29-year-old state preemption statute, reported by this column earlier, Holmes told the Seattle Times that the city will take its campaign to the legislature next year." ...
 

OK: Oklahoma House Advances Open-Carry Bill
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"Oklahomans who obtain a concealed carry permit would be allowed to carry their firearms openly under a bill that has passed the Oklahoma House."

"The measure passed Wednesday on an 85-9 vote and now heads to a Senate committee for a hearing. The bill is expected to be approved in the Senate and signed by Gov. Mary Fallin, who has said she supports a responsible open carry bill." ...
 

GA: Georgia Senate Approves Pair of Gun Bills: Concealed Carry at 18, Return Stolen Guns (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Georgia Senate has approved two pro-gun bills, one that would require authorities to return stolen guns to their lawful owners and one that would lower the concealed carry license age requirement from 21 to 18." ...
 

MO: Missouri House advances firearm discrimination measure
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"The Missouri House has advanced legislation making it illegal for employers to discriminate against current or prospective workers because they own or use guns."

"The measure would forbid companies from turning people down for jobs or treating them differently because they have a concealed carry permit or have used a firearm in the past." ...
 

TN: Battle Over Guns in Cars in Tennessee
Submitted by: Opposing Views
Website: http://opposingviews.com

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"A citizen's right to self-defense while traveling should not be denied by employers and other owners of parking areas who refuse law-abiding citizens the ability to keep firearms out of sight in their locked private vehicles. However, this is precisely what is happening in too many places in Tennessee. This includes cities like Memphis, a place the FBI reports to be the second most violent large city in America for the last year-and-a-half for which statistics are available. In the first half of 2011, it was reported to have the highest rape rate in the entire country." ...
 

IL: Illinois State Rifle Association Descends On Springfield
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Illinois State Rifle Association held its annual gun lobby day on Wednesday. About 1,500 gun owners went to Springfield, mainly to protest that Illinois is the only state that does not allow gunowners to carry a concealed weapon in public. ..." ...
 

MI: Bill to Repeal Michigan's "Antiquated" Gun Laws
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"Recently, state Senator Tom Casperson (R-38) introduced Senate Bill 984, legislation that would allow Michigan residents to purchase long-guns, from any other state as long as they comply with current federal firearms laws. It would also allow non-residents to purchase rifles and shotguns in Michigan. At the moment, SB 984 has been referred to the state Senate Committee on Outdoor Recreation and Tourism." ...
 

PA: Figurative Gun Battle in Pennsylvania Legislature
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"Billionaire anti-gun activist and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg and his 'Mayors Against Illegal Guns' (MAIG) are once again moving into Pennsylvania. They are now working to try to stop the Pennsylvania House of Representatives from passing House Bill 1523, common sense firearms legislation that will keep law-abiding gun owners from becoming criminals. HB 1523 could be heard on its second consideration in the state House at any time when the legislature returns this coming week, and it needs your active and immediate support." ...
 

MD: Maryland Legislature Takes Up its Annual Anti-Gun Debate
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"The Maryland Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee voted 6 to 5 to send Senate Bill 512 to the Senate floor for debate and consideration. SB 512 is a perennial bill by anti-gun legislators in Maryland which would impose unnecessary hurdles in an attempt to dissuade people from filing for a state-regulated firearms dealer license." ...
 

UT: Utah open-carry gun bill put on ice
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"A controversial gun measure that would have removed local law enforcement’s ability to cite a person openly carrying firearms with a disorderly conduct charge failed to make it for a final vote in the Senate late Thursday."

"Rep. Paul Ray, R-Clearfield, instead saw his measure, HB49, get sent to an interim committee for more study — even after he wrangled an agreement from police organizations not to oppose the proposal this week. However, he was never able to get them to support it." ...
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Submitter's note: It passed every vote. Watch your slimebags until the END of the session.

KABA Note: So is this Dave Montero lying or just incompetent? The bill would have "removed local law enforcement’s ability to cite a person openly carrying firearms with a disorderly conduct charge" absent "additional threatening behavior". Kind of an important distinction.
 

Maryland ruling in favor of defensive firearm carry likely to survive appeal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Last week, Seattle Gun Rights Examiner Dave Workman reported that in a major court victory for the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), a Maryland court had ruled that the state's requirement of a 'good and substantial reason' for issuance of a concealed carry permit violates citizens' Second Amendment rights:" ...

"Importantly, Judge Legg also ruled that the Second Amendment is in force outside the home, as well as inside. ... the notion that the Second Amendment's protection of the right to keep and bear arms is restricted to the home lies, incredibly, right at the core of anti-gun groups' claims that there is no Constitutional barrier to severely restricting (or outright banning) concealed or open carry. ..." ...
 

District Court Concludes 2A Secures Right to Carry, But Not While Employed for a Felon
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"So holds United States v. Weaver (S.D. W. Va. Mar. 6, 2012).

"The judge expressly endorsed Judge Niemeyer’s separate opinion in United States v. Masciandaro (4th Cir. 2011) that concluded that the Second Amendment applies outside the home and not just in the home, and that restrictions on gun carrying must be tested under so-called 'intermediate scrutiny.'"

"(For more on the dispute among courts about the right to keep and bear arms outside the home, see this post about yesterday’s district court decision striking down Maryland’s broad gun carry restrictions.)" ...
 

Woollard Likely To Withstand Challenge On Appeal (video story)
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"Cam Edwards interviewed Professor Michael Krauss from the George Mason University School of Law yesterday regarding the Woollard decision. Professor Krauss says that the District Court rendered the correct decision in this case and that he thinks it will stand up on appeal."
 

WA: State Supreme Court agrees that Seattle can't itself ban guns
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"The State Supreme Court Thursday refused to review Seattle's ban on guns in parks and community centers, upholding two lower court rulings that the ban violated state law."

"Gun-rights advocates praised the decision, noting state law expressly prohibits cities from adopting their own gun regulations."

"Alan Gottlieb, executive vice president of the Second Amendment Foundation, accused Seattle officials of trying to turn Seattle into a 'Banana Republic' and a 'political gulag where a civil right can be dismissed at will in the interest of political correctness.'" ...
 

WA: SMACKDOWN: Gun rights prevail as WA Supremes deny Seattle’s appeal
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The Washington State Supreme Court has unanimously rejected the City of Seattle’s request for review in its loss to the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation and National Rifle Association in a case that struck down the city’s attempt to ban guns in city park facilities, in what was recognized as an effort to undercut Washington’s model preemption law." ...
 

CO: Colorado Supreme Court Bans Campus Gun Bans (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"Foolish consistency may be the hobgoblin of little minds, but inconsistencies in Colorado campus gun bans has lead to the elimination of those regs. Click here for the ruling. The Colorado Supreme decision comes after a long fight—the Rocky Mountain Gun Owners Club posted the video above exactly two years ago. ..."
 

MD: AG asks judge to lift court order on gun permits
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
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"The Maryland Attorney General's Office has filed a motion to lift an order from a federal judge that the state's handgun permitting process is unconstitutional, pending an appeal."

"Calling the ruling an 'unmapped' legal issue, attorneys for the state argue in a motion filed late Wednesday that clarification from the appellate courts 'would be prudent in light of the potentially significant adverse consequences for public safety.'" ...
 

WA: Victory, Finally: Guns Allowed in Seattle Parks
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"The Washington state Supreme Court has declined to review an October decision by the state Court of Appeals, reaffirming that the gun ban in Seattle’s parks is illegal. This order marks a final victory for Seattle-area gun owners, the National Rifle Association (NRA) and the Second Amendment Foundation (SAF), who had joined together to block enforcement of the ban." ...
 

FBI Launches Unprecedented Attack On NYPD Over Muslim Surveillance Tactics
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"The head of the Newark FBI said Wednesday the NYPD’s monitoring of Muslims in New Jersey has had a chilling effect on the feds’ ability to gather counter terrorism intelligence."

"In the annals of policing this is unheard of. Usually people in law enforcement hang together. If they have squabbles they keep it in the cone of silence."

"Not this time." ...
 

OR: Former Columbia County sheriff's deputy sentenced to more than 6 years for sex crimes
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A former Columbia County sheriff's deputy pleaded guilty to sexually assaulting a family member Tuesday and will spend more than six years in prison."

"Court documents show John Lawrence Hinkle, 48, of St. Helens, was sentenced to 75 months on charges of attempted rape, attempted sodomy, incest and first-degree sex abuse, a Measure 11 crime."

"Hinkle was initially indicted on more than 30 counts, said Columbia County District Attorney Steve Atchison, but many were dropped as part of the plea agreement." ...
 

IL: $75,000 paid in lawsuit
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"A South Belot woman seen in a 2008 video being choked and tased by police at the South Beloit Police Department is being paid $75,000, according to a settlement agreement approved by the South Beloit City Council Monday."

"Veronica McIntyre had sued the City of South Beloit as well as former South Beloit Police Chief Tom Fearn, former police Sgt. Brad McCaslin and current Police Officer Sandy Messenger, in April of 2011. She amended the lawsuit in June to include as defendants former Mayor Randy Kirichkow and former city council members Robert Redieske, Robert Stone, Pam Clifton and Ryan Griffin." ...
 

ID: Former Payette Sheriff's deputy charged with vehicular manslaughter
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"Former Payette County Sheriff's deputy Scott Sloan was charged Wednesday with one count of vehicular manslaughter for an accident that killed a New Plymouth man in October."

"Gem County Prosecutor Richard Linville has been appointed as Special Prosecuting Attorney in the case." ...
 

IL: Judge dismisses charges against Park Ridge police officer
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"A Cook County judge has dismissed criminal charges against a veteran Park Ridge police lieutenant accused of beating two teenagers in 2006, saying prosecutors violated due process by having the charges sealed while they investigated allegations of a coverup within the department."

"Judge Nicholas Ford threw out charges of aggravated battery and official misconduct against Jason Leavitt ..."

"Prosecutors brought charges against Leavitt just a day before the three-year statute of limitations was to expire, but the indictment was then sealed for more than a year while the investigation continued."

"Leavitt’s attorney, Thomas Needham, argued that by the time the charges became public, the statute of limitations had run out. ..." ...
 

CO: Girl handcuffed for 'bad attitude' at school (video available)
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"Children who cop an attitude at school might want to think twice."

"Eleven-year-old Yajira Quezada, a sixth-grader at Colorado's Shaw Heights Middle School, was handcuffed and taken to a holding facility for disobeying the orders of an assistant principal during lunch and being 'argumentative and extremely rude'." ...
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MI: Family who says Newaygo County Sheriff's Department failed to stop murder reaches tentative $99,000 settlement
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft

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"The family of Jessica Ann Monroe-Mead has reached a tentative settlement with Newaygo County Sheriff’s Department over her killing at the hands of her estranged husband."

"Her family alleged that sheriff’s deputies could have prevented her July 17, 2008, killing by arresting her husband, Danlee Mead, for allegedly violating a personal protection order – particularly given his criminal history that included stalking, extortion, kidnapping and assault with intent to murder."

"'In response to the calls for help, Newaygo County sheriff's deputies never did anything more than warn Danlee that he could be arrested for violating the PPO …,' attorney William Mills wrote in court documents." ...
 

WI: Nazir Al-Mujaahid Wants His Gun Back
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"Nazir Al-Mujaahid, in case you missed it, is the Aldi shopper and licensed CCW holder – Wisconsin's first – who stopped an armed robbery in Milwaukee by shooting the dude who was – allegedly – waving a rifle around. And although he’s been cleared of any wrongdoing, the MPD still have his gun and holster. As you'd expect, Wisconsin Carry isn't happy about it. JSonline.com quotes Nik Clark, WCI’s prez: 'WCI believes that these acts by the Milwaukee Police Department represent violations to law-abiding citizens' constitutionally guaranteed right to be free from illegal seizures of their private property and their constitutionally recognized right to keep and bear arms.'" ...
 

TN: Private property rights could effectively ban guns in cars
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"Recent Tennessean editorials have strongly opposed the right of citizens to exercise their Second Amendment rights while on private property, such as having a firearm locked in a vehicle in an employee parking lot. The implication of allowing private property rights to trump the Second Amendment eviscerates the ability of a citizen to have self-protection guaranteed by our Constitution." ...
 

SC: OMG! Shotguns Shells! In A Church! Near Children! OMG!
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"God knows why WSPA-TV thought this police report was newsworthy. That said, the fact that we found the non-newsworthiness of this story newsworthy isn’t particularly newsworthy either. Anyway . . ." ...
 

MD: Essex-Middle River Responds to Gun Ruling
Submitted by: Bruce W. Krafft
Website: http://www.freelibertywriters.com/

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"The phone at Mark Burger's FreeState Gun Range won't stop ringing this week."

"The reason, he said, is people are wondering what a ruling released Monday by a federal judge that calls Maryland’s concealed handgun carrying process unconstitutional means for gun owners." ...
 

NY: New York Senator Peralta Filing Multiple Anti Gun Bills
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"Sen. Peralta has filed multiple Motions for Consideration for what looks like all of his antigun bills including:" ...
 

 QUOTES TO REMEMBER
The best we can hope for concerning the people at large is that they be properly armed. — Alexander Hamilton, The Federalist Papers

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