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CA: LA’s idiot pols vote 12-0 for new — and thankfully ineffectual — victim disarmament measure

July 29, 2015
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San Jose Mercury News    

"The Los Angeles City Council has voted to ban possession of high-capacity gun magazines in the wake of several deadly mass shootings around the country. Tuesday's 12-0 vote closes a loophole [sic] in state law that banned the manufacture and sale of clips holding more than 10 rounds -- but not their possession. Mayor Eric Garcetti says he'll sign the measure, saying [that in his imagination] it will save lives and prevent crime. People who have the magazines will have 60 days from the time the law takes effect to sell, destroy or take the clips out of the city [or think of places to store them securely in case they're needed]." (07/28/15)

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TX: Pastor shoots alleged burglar at church

July 28, 2015
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"A pastor shot an alleged burglar at his church Tuesday morning in Baytown, Texas, police say. Pastor Benny Holmes was asleep in his office at around 6 a.m., when he heard the alleged intruder, said Baytown Assistant Chief Roger Clifford. 'We have some exterior video, which we'll be releasing later today, showing the perpetrator forcing his way inside the church,' Clifford said, adding that the alleged burglar made a 'loud commotion' that woke Holmes up. 'He retrieved his pistol, he went to investigate, and basically he saw the suspect leaving with some electrical equipment,' Clifford said. Holmes told police that the suspect, Lee Marvin Blue, 27, turned aggressively toward him and he fired a shot, striking Blue in the shoulder." (07/28/15)

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LA: Intruder shot after father receives frantic phone call from daughter

July 27, 2015
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Guns.com    

"An 18-year-old man was shot after he and at least two accomplices broke into a New Orleans home Wednesday afternoon, and it apparently wasn't the first time the suspects had an encounter with the residents either. According to reports from local media, the homeowner's daughter, whose name is being withheld, was home alone when three men broke into the house around 12:30 p.m. The daughter barricaded herself in a bedroom, locked the door, then called her father for help. The father, who was armed with a gun, arrived at the home soon after receiving the phone call and found the three suspects in his house." (07/25/15)

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Obamaites: On Social Security? No guns for you

July 21, 2015
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"The Obama administration wants to keep people collecting Social Security benefits from owning guns if it is determined they are unable to manage their own affairs, the Los Angeles Times reported. The push, which could potentially affect millions whose monthly disability payments are handled by others, is intended to bring the Social Security Administration in line with laws that prevent gun sales to felons, drug addicts, immigrants in the United States illegally, and others, according to the paper." (07/20/15)

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WA: Homeowner shoots intruder during attack

July 20, 2015
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KIRO TV News    

"Police say a 70-year-old homeowner shot a man who came into his home and began attacking his roommate. ... The homeowner told police that he had fired five shots from a 9mm handgun, but was not sure if he had actually hit the man. Investigators learned the man had lived on the property in the past and there was some history of violence between the parties. King County sheriff's detectives said about 15 minutes into their investigation, a man called 911 from Fall City, saying he'd been shot. When deputies arrived at the 33600 block of Redmond-Fall City Road to question the man, they determined he was the assault suspect who had been shot about 10 miles away." (07/20/15)

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NC: Homeowner shoots, injures intruder

July 16, 2015
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Fox 8 News    

"Deputies said a North Carolina homeowner shot and injured a man breaking into his home. WITN reported that it happened earlier this week in Onslow County as the alleged burglar was crawling on the homeowner's bedroom floor at 3 a.m. The alleged burglar, 21-year-old Gaberail Wright was critically injured and taken to Onslow Memorial Hospital. Nobody has been charged in the shooting and officials are determining whether the Castle Doctrine can apply to the case, according to the TV station." (07/16/15)

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TX: Whataburger invites mass murderers to dine

July 12, 2015
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St. Louis Post-Dispatch    

"An iconic Texas restaurant chain will not allow the open carrying of guns on its properties, and industry experts say other restaurants will likely take the same stand against a new state law legalizing the practice in many public places. Whataburger -- with some 780 locations in 10 states -- has drawn a mix of praise and rebuke since making the announcement this month, including a prediction of boycotts from one of the state's leading advocates for gun rights." [editor's note: Of course, they have every right to ban open carry in their restaurants. I just don't want to hear them whining when a would-be killer decides Whataburger is a more inviting playground than some business that respects its customers and allows them to protect their own lives and safety - TLK] (07/12/15)

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MD: Man fatally shot as he tries to break into home

July 7, 2015
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My Fox DC    

"Prince George's County police are investigating a break-in that turned deadly early Monday morning. It happened at a house in a gated community on Blue Sage Lane in Upper Marlboro. Police say the man who was shot was trying to climb through a window when the man who lives there fired his gun. ... Police say the two individuals had a prior romantic relationship." (07/06/15)

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FL: Teen shoots intruder in grandparents’ home

July 1, 2015
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WESH News    

"An Orlando teen is being called a hero after shooting an intruder in his grandparents' home, according to police. Investigators said Reagan Quade, 21, burst through the Shuster family's door Sunday morning. ... Linda's disabled husband, Robert Shuster, said he gave his grandson clear instructions on what to do when Quade allegedly charged at the teen. 'I said, 'Neal, shoot him. Don't let him hurt you,'' Robert Shuster said. 'He's grabbing me, and my grandpa is yelling, 'Shoot him.' So I shot him,' Neal Shuster said." (06/30/15)

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PA: Court rejects law that made it easier to fight local victim disarmers

June 25, 2015
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"A state appellate court on Thursday struck down a law designed to make it easier for organizations like the National Rifle Association to challenge local firearms ordinances in court. The Commonwealth Court said the procedure that the Republican-controlled Legislature used to enact the law in the final days of last year's session violated the state constitution. Under the law, gun owners no longer had to show they were harmed by an ordinance to challenge it, and it let 'membership organizations' like the NRA sue on behalf of any Pennsylvania member." (06/25/15)

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OH: Elderly woman fires on home invader

June 24, 2015
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WFMJ News    

"Goshen Police say an elderly woman fired a shot at a man who broke into her rural Green Township home .... The woman, who police say is in her 70's, tells police that she observed the suspect walking down her drive way. He knocked on the door and when she didn't answer, he went around back and broke into her home using a rock. ... the woman grabbed a gun and went into the bathroom. As the suspect made his way through the house, the woman stepped out and fired at him. Police don't believe the woman hit the suspect." (06/23/15)

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CA: Newark high school gets gunfire detection system

June 23, 2015
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"A Bay Area high school now has a security system that officials hope never goes off. Students will return to Newark Memorial High School in the fall to find that a gunfire detection system installed last month is fully operational. The software, which officials said is the first of its kind at a U.S. high school, is meant to both quicken school reactions and minimize police response time in case of a shooting. 'I hope that we never have to use it,' said principal Philip Morales. 'But if we do, if it does go off, then we know what we need to do.'" (06/22/15)

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Uber: Drivers, riders must be completely defenseless

June 22, 2015
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Gizmodo    

"Uber has changed it[s] legal policies in order to prohibit the carrying of firearms by both drivers and passengers. ... In April, an Uber driver in Chicago shot a man who was himself shooting at a group of people. The unnamed driver had dropped off a passenger just minutes before. That news was perhaps enough to convince the company that it had to take action." [editor's note: Yes, you read that right -- an Uber driver took down a would-be killer, so Uber "had to take action" to ensure that next time, people die - TLK]

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Obama, Clinton dance on Charleston massacre victims’ graves; Sanders doesn’t

June 19, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"President Barack Obama and other top Democrats -- including Hillary Clinton -- find themselves in a familiar place following the mass shooting in Charleston, South Carolina, on Wednesday: Pleading for gun control [sic] while knowing it's unlikely to happen. ... Another Democrat seeking the White House declined to use the incident as a means for pushing for reforms [sic]. Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, who despite being a liberal hero on most issues has a more moderate record on gun control. ... Sanders issued a statement calling the Charleston shooting a 'hateful killing' but did not tie it to a call for gun control." (06/18/15)

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Colt files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection

June 15, 2015
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Guns.com    

"Colt Defense LLC voluntarily filed petitions for Chapter 11 relief, a process the company says will accelerate the sale of its operations in U.S. and Canada. The Connecticut-based company filed the materials in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on Monday. ... Colt said it will continue normal business operations throughout the sale process and that it has asked the court to approve certain requests to protect trade creditors, vendors, and suppliers." (06/15/15)

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SCOTUS: Constitutional protections don’t cover the people of San Francisco

June 9, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"The Supreme Court refused to weigh in again Monday on one of its most controversial topics: the right to bear arms. The justices declined to reconsider the rights [sic] of local governments to constrain that right -- upheld by the high court in two landmark decisions over the past decade -- by requiring that handguns be disabled or locked up when they are not being carried. The high court left standing a San Francisco law imposing those restrictions, but Justices Clarence Thomas and Antonin Scalia dissented." (06/08/15)

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DC: Capitol Hill intern arrested for exercising 2nd Amendment rights

June 1, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"A Capitol Hill intern was arrested on Monday morning for bringing an unloaded gun into a House office building. Joshua Wheeler, a 25 year old from Kansas, was detained by United States Capitol Police after he entered the Longworth House Office Building with an unloaded Smith and Wesson 9 millimeter handgun. Wheeler started working as an intern for GOP Rep. Lynn Jenkins from his home state of Kansas last month. Lieutenant Kimberly Schneider, the spokeswoman for the Capitol Police, told CNN Wheeler was charged with carrying a pistol without a license, and an unregistered firearm." (06/01/15)

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TX: Business owner shoots burglar during attempted robbery

May 26, 2015
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KHOU    

"A business owner returning to his shop caught a man attempting to rob his business. The owner confronted the intruder in the 8500 block of Westcott Road and after a brief skirmish, the owner shot the man, who later died at Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital. The owner didn't suffer any injuries." (05/23/15)

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FL: Man who shot intruder dead charged with gardening

May 22, 2015
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Daytona Beach News-Journal    

"A man who says he shot and killed an intruder last month in his marijuana grow house near Orange City is now charged with armed drug trafficking and manufacturing. Cesar Garcia Fernandez, 22, killed Emilio Ortiz Estenoz, 35, of Miami in an April home invasion at Fernandez's residence, according to Volusia County Sheriff’s spokesman Andrew Gant. ... Police found 69 marijuana plants at the home during the early April incident and 32 from a house on Lehigh Drive in Deltona as part of the investigation that in total weighed about 257 pounds." (05/20/15)

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FL: Homeowner kills one intruder, injures another

May 19, 2015
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WKMG 6 News    

"One would-be robber was killed and another was injured Monday after a 77-year-old man shot them inside his rural Miami-Dade County home, authorities said. One man died at the scene Monday afternoon. A 25-year-old man was taken to a hospital, where he was listed in stable condition. Police said the homeowner wasn't injured." (05/19/15)

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SC: Elementary school guard sent away after 5th-grader takes his gun

May 14, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A South Carolina school district has asked a private security guard not to return after a fifth-grader was able to pull the officer's gun out of its holster. Anderson School District 5 spokesman Kyle Newton told media outlets that the guard was sitting on a bench Monday with a student on either side at Varennes Elementary School when one of the students was able to take the gun out of the officer's holster. Authorities say the gun was not fired and was only free for about 10 seconds. The guard worked for Defender Services, a private company that helps provide security officers for schools. His name was not released." [editor's note: Did they hire the kid to replace him? - SAT] (05/13/15)

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OR: Brown signs new unconstitutional victim disarmament bill

May 12, 2015
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ABC News ABC News    

"Oregon Gov. Kate Brown signed a bill Monday requiring background checks on firearm transfers between private parties, making Oregon the eighth state to require screening on nearly all gun sales. The law, which takes effect immediately, requires gun buyers and sellers who aren't related to visit a licensed gun dealer who can run a background check." (05/11/15)

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3D printed gun lawsuit starts the war between arms control and free speech

May 7, 2015
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Wired    

"This week marks the two-year anniversary since Cody Wilson, the inventor of the world’s first 3-D printable gun, received a letter from the State Department demanding that he remove the blueprints for his plastic-printed firearm from the internet. The alternative: face possible prosecution for violating regulations that forbid the international export of unapproved arms. Now Wilson is challenging that letter. ... Wilson's gun manufacturing advocacy group Defense Distributed, along with the gun rights group the Second Amendment Foundation, on Wednesday filed a lawsuit against the State Department and several of its officials, including Secretary of State John Kerry. In their complaint, they claim that a State Department agency called the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) violated their first amendment right to free speech by telling Defense Distributed that it couldn't publish a 3-D printable file for its one-shot plastic pistol known as the Liberator, along with a collection of other printable gun parts, on its website." (05/06/15)

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WA: Teacher tackles alleged student gunman

April 28, 2015
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WCTV News    

"A 16-year-old boy who fired two gunshots Monday inside a Washington state high school, hitting no one before a teacher tackled him, told detectives he never intended to hurt any students, a police spokesman said. Three other staff members at North Thurston High School in Lacey, about 60 miles southwest of Seattle, quickly helped subdue the teen. The boy told detectives 'there were some issues in personal relationships,' Lacey police Cmdr. Jim Mack told The Olympian newspaper. ... Asked if the teen intended to commit suicide by cop, Mack said, 'We do believe that that was some of it, yes. That he wanted the school resource officer to shoot him.'" [editor's note: In a free society there would have been several people available to shoot him; the school is lucky that one of its disarmed serfs displayed personal courage instead of letting things take the natural course they tend to take in a victim disarmament zone - TLK] (04/28/15)

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MS: Some state-owned parks ban guns despite open-carry law

April 27, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

“'Don’t take your guns to town,' a mother warns her son in a song by Johnny Cash. A move by the Mississippi state-owned Pat Harrison Waterway District, which manages several parks in the Pascagoula River basin, builds on that theme. Don’t take your guns to our park, either. Allen Wright is parks director for the Waterway District. The district’s board of directors, he says, has maintained a no-gun policy for several years now." (04/27/15)

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