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Defending the state?

April 14, 2014
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Strike the Root
by Alex R. Knight III  

"I have to admit I’m rather perplexed by something I’m witnessing of late within the gun ownership community, and I’m going to do my best to try and dissect it. Here in Vermont, we’re fighting some proposed gun control laws, and one of the pillars of support for private gun ownership that is commonly deferred to is Article 16 of the Vermont Constitution, which reads, 'The people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state.'" (04/09/14)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/defending-state  

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WV: Homeowner shoots burglar

April 14, 2014
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WSAZ News    

"Cabell County Sheriff's deputies said the suspect, Ray Davis, 26, of the Salt Rock area, tried to burglarize the home around 2 a.m. Thursday. But investigator said Davis didn't get far. 'The homeowner used a shotgun and shot the individual,' said Cabell County Sheriff, Tom McComas. 'He had a reason for it, he's a good guy,' said Turpin." (04/10/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nn6cxsx  

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MI: Armed homeowner kills one intruder, wounds the other

April 14, 2014
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My Fox Detroit    

"Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in." (04/09/14)

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Surprise, surprise

April 14, 2014
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Dave Lindorff  

"One thing that the FBI does really well is exonerate itself. As I wrote earlier, the bureau’s agents have shot 151 people over the course of the last two decades, killing more than half of them, yet in its own internal reviews, the FBI has exonerated those agents all 151 times -- a perfect record of blamelessness that even some of the country’s most gun-happy police departments (even in Albuquerque, NM) can’t claim." (04/13/14)

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LAND: The week in review March 30-April 12

April 13, 2014
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Commentary on Women and guns, women and freedom, Hounding of Eich: New cover for dark money defenders, Get thee behind me, Satan … but first, write a check, Review — Kairos: A Proposal to Restore Federalism to the United States, The Internet is tolerant. Don’t agree? Keep out, McCutcheon: Should the rich speak louder?, Liberty: Rooted in rights, and Premature executions
In the news, Tennessee Congressman challenges AG on “fallacious” pot laws, Report: OKCupid CEO donated to anti-gay politician, Couple fights to save land from eminent domain, Costa Rica voting: Yes or no for president, Pussy Riot protesters cleared of religious hatred charge, Greece: Regime bans protests at EU ministers’ meetingsm Albuquerque protests over police killing turn to “mayhem,”

Til next week

For freedom

Mary Lou

 

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2AM News: The week(s) in review March 30-April 12

April 13, 2014
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Commentary on the 20-year fight for gun rights, Should soldiers be allowed to bear arms on base?His goal is gaol, Women and guns, women and freedom, Bob Costas defends his anti-guncasting on late night TV, Going unarmed is an anti-social act, and Gun control

Self defense stories from Alabama, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, Florida, Colorado, Oklahoma ... in other news Kansas Senate advances bill to shut down local victim disarmers

Til next week

Mary Lou

 

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His goal is gaol

April 9, 2014
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L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith  

"This is not Europe, Russia, or China. Thanks to hundreds of idiotic blunders by the current administration, the American people are on full alert, better informed about their rights, and better prepared to defend them, than at any previous time in the nation's history. They are fully aware that victim disarmament -- what progressive fascists call 'gun control' -- is intended for only one purpose: to make life safer and more convenient for would-be tinpot dictators like Weinstein and Torcello, so they can do things to people like us -- America's Productive Class -- that they can't do if we still have our guns." (04/07/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle765-20140406-02.html  

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Women and guns, women and freedom

April 9, 2014
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Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe  

"But I fear that a lot of the new women who are buying guns, taking training, and enjoying the skills and thrills of shooting sports haven't (yet) grasped the bigger implications of their choices. That is, they still have a ways to go before they understand that guns don't merely protect people; they potentially protect freedom. Without greater understanding of history, of the principles of liberty, and of the Bill of Rights, many of these women may go no farther than they already have." (04/06/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/women-and-guns-women-and-freedom.htm  

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AL: Woman shoots armed intruder

April 9, 2014
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WSFA News    

"Authorities say 18-year-old Marbury resident Mikel Steven Smith of Marbury was killed when he tried to force his way into a home overnight in the Booth community. According to Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger, Smith was armed with a knife when he tried to break into the home on County Road 81. Sedinger said the female homeowner feared for her safety, and for that of her niece, when she fired several shots at the intruder." (04/04/14)

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Going unarmed is an anti-social act

April 9, 2014
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Strike the Root
by Paul Bonneau  

"People who do not defend themselves are passive consumers of protection. The state likes passive people, and it promises protection. Of course, the same people who are passive consumers of protection are likely to be passive consumers of 'education' or information as well. The state promises that service, too. After a while, with this information provided by the state, the consumers start to think the only way protection can happen is when the state provides it; or they might think the only way it can be provided 'fairly' is via the state; or they might think that competing providers like vigilance committees are evil in some way." (04/08/14)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/going-unarmed-is-antisocial-act  

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OH: Gun trumps hammer

April 9, 2014
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Fox 45 News    

"Jeffery Ellison, 18, is accused of trying to rob the Laundro-Mania using a hammer just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The owner got his gun and shot twice, hitting Ellison in the leg. 'We've actually been looking for this guy. We didn't know his identity yet but we had some surveillance video. He'd broken into this laundromat two other times to do the same thing, to steal coins out of the machines. We're happy that he got caught,' Dayton Police Sgt. Eric Sheldon said." (04/08/14)

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Plagiarising foreign policy

April 9, 2014
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CounterPunch CounterPunch
by Binoy Kampmark  

"It has proven to be a sad situation. Ukraine, moving towards partition, even dismemberment, caught in the geopolitical vice of various powers. Half-narratives, half-truths, some sincerity and much disingenuousness, followed by a referendum in Crimea, and swift annexation by the Putin regime. Then, with a primate’s conviction, the Australian government has joined the sanctions regime against Russia over a country most of its officials would struggle locating on a map." (04/08/14)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/08/plagiarising-foreign-policy/  

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Fleeing a stalker in uniform

April 7, 2014
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William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate
by Will Grigg  

"Chad Black is employed as a police officer by the city of Orem, Utah. He is also a reserve officer with the Santaquin Police Department .... For about five years, Black -- with the aid of his comrades in the Santaquin PD -- has waged a campaign of harassment, intimidation, and violence against Sherri Watson and her family. The abuse suffered by the Watson family became so acute that former Genola Mayor Danny Throckmorton threatened to cancel his city’s contract with the Santaquin PD. On the following day, Throckmorton’s barn burned to the ground in suspicious circumstances that strongly suggested arson. After five years of unremitting conflict, stress, and anxiety, Sherri and her family are fleeing Genola, abandoning a beautiful house built by Sherri’s father." (04/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lnuvswn  

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The empire of chaos

April 7, 2014
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CounterPunch
by Pepe Escobar  

"It’s hardly a match between equals -- as one is playing Monopoly while the other plays chess. It’s as if Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov has been postponing his checkmate, while US Secretary of State John Kerry increasingly realizes he’s facing the inevitable." (04/06/14)

http://www.counterpunch.org/2014/04/04/the-empire-of-chaos/  

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PA: Resident shoots one of three armed men during home invasion

April 7, 2014
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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette    

"A man shot one of three armed men who forcibly entered his Lawrence County home early Friday morning, state police in New Castle said. The 25-year-old male who lives in the North Beaver home was treated at a local hospital for cuts and abrasions following the 1:15 a.m. home invasion, police said. He had been shot at by Richard Javens, 43, of New Castle, who was struck in the chest with a shotgun blast." (03/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lrwbdpr  

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Review — Kairos: A Proposal to Restore Federalism to the United States

April 7, 2014
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Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe  

"Laird Minor, a good guy and a member of the Living Freedom Commentariat, has just published a new book. It’s called Kairos: A Proposal to Restore Federalism to the United States.Okay, I hear the keyboards of the anarchists and cynics charging up now. I suspect I’m even hearing the sound of a few claws being sharpened out there. I suspect Laird’s expecting that." (04/06/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ngz44bg  

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TX: Homeowner kills intruder, two others arrested

April 7, 2014
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Fox San Antonio    

"A man is dead and two others are in jail after trying to break into a home on the Northeast Side early Sunday morning. ... Police said three people forced their way into the home and began fighting with the homeowners. One of the suspects was shot and killed at the scene." (03/31/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lqyahsl  

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FL: Homeowner shoots, kills woman intruder

April 7, 2014
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News4Jax    

"Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday a man called the Gainesville police to report he had shot someone who kicked in his door. Deputies and rescue personnel arriving at the home on 133rd Lane in Archer found a woman shot in the torso.
.... McGuire is cooperating with authorities. So far, no charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing." (04/01/14)

http://www.news4jax.com/news/deputies-archer-homeowner-shoots-woman-intruder/25171458  

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CO: Homeowner wounds intruder

April 7, 2014
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CBS Local    

"According to police, a homeowner shot a juvenile burglary suspect, who suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.“The homeowner was at home at the time and he heard some glass breaking and went on down,” said Sgt. Patrick Theriot from the Denver Police Department.
The homeowner told CBS4’s Stan Bush the 17-year-old burglary suspect broke in through a back window of his him, lunged at him, and he shot him in the shoulder." (04/01/14)

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/denver-police-investigate-shooting-after-possible-home-invasion/  

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OK: Fatal shooting justified

April 7, 2014
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Muskogee Phoenix    

"Kyle Ford was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Joshua Pride Salyer, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office has ruled.Ford, 30, told officers that he shot a man, later identified as Salyer, after Salyer and two other men came toward him in an aggressive manner.
Ford said his next-door neighbor had knocked on his door, asking for help. When Ford stepped outside, he saw three men at the neighbor’s house. He told the men several times to leave the area, but they kept coming toward him. Ford said he fired his gun when Salyer was about a foot away from him." (04/04/14)

http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/local/x446275330/DA-finds-fatal-shooting-justified  

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Nihon Ishigame: An outlaw turtle enthusiast goes Japanese!

April 2, 2014
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The Libertarian Enterprise
by Jeff Fullerton  

"I have kept turtles as pets since my preschool days. My first was one of those baby red-eared sliders that were commonly sold in pet shops before the FDA ban on turtles under 4 inches in the early 1970s. It was kept in the typical fashion in those days—in the small plastic bowl with the ramp and plastic palm tree and fed commercial turtle food. Needless to say it did not last long and was soon replaced a few times over. The second one I actually caught myself in the creek behind my home in suburban Manassas Virginia -- no doubt an escaped or released captive -- as the Red-Ear Slider-rachemeys scripta elegans is not native to the Atlantic slope -- but in the years since it has been naturalized in many places there and elsewhere around the world being the universally popular pet turtle!" (03/30/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle764-20140330-04.html  

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Liberty: Rooted in rights

April 1, 2014
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Strike the Root
by Jim Davies  

"Everyone wants to be free, to make his own decisions without interference. That's a no-brainer; if there are any exceptions beyond those unhappily born without the ability to manage for themselves, they are very few. I never met anyone who said 'Rule me, please!'" (03/31/14)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/liberty-rooted-in-rights  

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There is no case for gun control

April 1, 2014
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The Libertarian Enterprise
by Darren Wolfe  

"Let's discuss the gun issue here. I'm going to ask everyone, on all sides of the issue, to refrain from snark, condescension, insults, & making it personal. This is about the issue not the people discussing it. Please review the Code of Conduct before posting. " (03/31/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle764-20140330-05.html  

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How do you spell Schadenfreude? Y-E-E

March 31, 2014
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Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe  

"The gunblogosphere has been all atwitter with the downfall of one of California’s chief anti-gun politicians. Leland Yee’s scandal is particularly marvelous because he’s not just accused of the usual misdeeds. He didn’t tweet a photo of his anatomy. He didn’t (that we know of) schtupp any interns. Insider trading? Junkets paid by lobbyists? Who knows? Maybe. But what Leland Yee has been accused of by the FBI is (among other crimes) gun running." (03/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lev24kw  

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Tales of the Happy Valley “Gestapo”

March 31, 2014
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William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate
by Will Grigg  

"Several weeks ago, a diminutive 48-year old woman named Ginger Anderson, who is a student and employee of Utah Valley University in Orem, was assaulted and abducted by campus pseudo-cops for the supposed offense of fixing incorrect instructions on a campus sign. Although this was described as 'criminal mischief,' it was actually within her job description: as an employee of UVU’s information center, she is assigned to direct students to their classes. " (03/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k55xjoj  

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