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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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"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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CT: Newtown families say they’re not associated with gun-grabbers’ concert

April 22, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"The families of 11 of the people killed in the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre are making it known that they have no association with a [victim disarmament] group behind a Tim McGraw concert in Hartford this summer. The July 17 concert is benefiting Sandy Hook Promise, an advocacy group that involves several victims' families and is at times wrongly assumed to speak for all 26 victims' families. The group's stated objective is to prevent gun violence [sic] and focus on mental health issues. In the statement issued Wednesday to The Associated Press, the 11 families said they wanted to clarify the issue for donors to the group who may believe they are directly supporting the victims' families." (04/22/15)

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TN: Haslam amends guns in parking lots law “to protect workers”

April 22, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"There's an arms race playing out in Nashville, where lawmakers have been fighting for and against the rights [sic] of workers to take guns to work. The Second Amendment spat began in 2013, when Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law the controversial 'Guns in Parking Lots' bill. But the original law, which stated citizens with permits to carry guns can keep them in their cars on company property even if the employer bars them, only protected citizens against prosecution, not firing. The Tennessee Firearms Association dubbed the law the 'Lose Your Job if You Commute Act.' Now, pro-gun politicians say they have fixed the law." [editor's note: No, you don't have a "right" to keep your stuff on someone else's property if they don't want you to. Not even if some politician says you do - TLK] (04/21/15)

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MN: Fairly quietly, House OKs silencers for guns

April 17, 2015
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Minneapolis Star Tribune    

"The Minnesota House overwhelmingly passed four gun rights bills Thursday, including a measure that would allow [sic] residents to own firearm silencers, also known as 'suppression devices.' ... Another bill would end the requirement that holders of a permit to carry a firearm notify authorities before bringing their gun to the Capitol. ... A third would clarify that Minnesotans can buy and sell long guns in other states. ... A final bill would prohibit authorities from seizing firearms in the case of a declared emergency such as a tornado. It's uncertain whether gun-related legislation will gain traction in the Senate; DFL Gov. Mark Dayton said he has no interest in changing the state’s existing gun laws." [editor's note: It's an abomination that the politicians ever got to a point of thinking that any of this stuff is, or should be, subject to their whims at all - TLK] (04/16/15)

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CA: Army reservists accused of selling guns to undercover agent

April 16, 2015
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The Washington Post Washington Post    

"Two U.S. Army reservists in San Diego County were arrested Wednesday and charged with illegally [sic] selling guns, ammunition and body armor to an undercover federal agent posing as a member of a Mexican drug cartel. According to a criminal complaint, Jaime Casillas, 22, and Andrew Reyes, 34, sold 10 guns, including four AK-47 assault rifles, and thousands of rounds of ammunition to the undercover agent. The complaint says some of the arms were military issue and others were bought in Texas and resold in California." (04/16/15)

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Norquist steps down from NRA board amid probe of Islamist ties

April 16, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Americans for Tax Reform President Grover Norquist is reportedly stepping away from NRA board of directors activities amid allegations of ties to radical Muslims. Breitbart.com and TheBlaze both reported Tuesday that Norquist, a powerful GOP figure, is distancing himself from the 25-member board a month after radio host Glenn Beck told his audience that Wayne LaPierre, the executive vice president of the NRA, had initiated an investigation into Norquist for alleged ties to Islamist groups, including the Muslim Brotherhood." (04/15/15)

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CO: Republicans take aim at state gun laws

April 14, 2015
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"Republicans have one more shot Monday to change Colorado’s firearm laws, including two bills that would eliminate gun-control measures passed by Democrats in 2013. The GOP-controlled Senate has already passed legislation to repeal a 15-round limit on ammunition magazines. They also passed and new background-check requirements for private gun sales conducted online and in person. Those laws from two years ago infuriated gun rights advocates and led to the recalls of two Democratic state senators, and the resignation of a third who was facing a recall effort." (04/13/15)

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FL: Ocala police officer killed in firearms training exercise

April 7, 2015
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News 13 Orlando    

"Flags are flying at half-staff in Ocala after an officer was killed in an accidental [sic] shooting during a firearms training session Monday. It happened around 3 p.m. during the Ocala Police Department's firearms training at Lowell Correctional Institution's firing range, 11120 NW Gainesville Road." [editor's note: As always, NO SUCH THING as an accidental shooting. Someone was negligent. Maybe it wasn't the shooter. Maybe it was the range safety officer. Maybe it was the range designer. But neither weapons functions nor basic physics are unknown - TLK] (04/07/15)

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PA: Man negligently shoots himself at Easter service

April 6, 2015
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Seattle Post-Intelligencer    

"Police and the district attorney are reviewing whether charges will be filed against a man whose gun accidentally [sic] fired during an Easter vigil Mass in central Pennsylvania. Altoona police aren't identifying the man who was grazed by the bullet about 11 p.m. Saturday at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament. Officer Christy Heck says the gun's safety apparently was not on when the man stood up from kneeling, causing the gun to snag on his pants and fire." [editor's note: There is NO SUCH THING as an accidental discharge. When a gun fires, it's either intentional or negligent - TLK] (04/06/15)

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Sarah Brady, 1942-2015

April 5, 2015
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CNN CNN    

"Sarah Brady, who with her husband, James Brady, pushed for stricter [victim disarmament] laws, including the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention [sic] Act, died Friday, her family said. Brady, 73, died of pneumonia, the family said." (04/05/15)

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TN: Senate bill allows [sic] guns in parks … and at statehouse?

April 1, 2015
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The Tennessean    

"When Senate Clerk Russell Humphrey called House Clerk Joe McCord Wednesday morning and told him the state Senate approved an amendment to allow [sic] guns at the state capitol, McCord didn't believe him. 'No, I thought it was an April Fools' joke,' McCord said, smiling. McCord was not alone in his surprise: in addition to Tennessee senators approving a bill to quash local bans on guns in parks, they passed an unexpected amendment that allows [sic] people with gun permits to take guns into the state capitol and capitol complex. The Senate voted 26-7 on the amended bill; although a vote of approval sends the measure a step closer to Gov. Bill Haslam's desk, an amendment like the one added Wednesday could cripple the bill." (04/01/15)

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AZ: Pols nix bill repealing victim disarmament in government buildings

March 31, 2015
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"The Arizona Senate rejected a bill Monday that would have allowed [sic] gun owners with concealed-carry permits to bring their weapons into public buildings. Republican lawmakers have been pushing a suite of proposals intended to expand [sic] the rights of Arizona gun owners. House Bill 2320 by Rep. Brenda Barton, R-Payson, was designed to require public establishments to allow permit-holders to carry their firearms inside or mandate that security guards and metal detectors be added at entrances."

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MT: Utility lobbies to stop referendum recognizing gun rights

March 24, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Lobbying lawmakers for a rate hike is one thing, but now Montana’s biggest electric and gas utility is battling to block a referendum on expanding gun rights. Publicly regulated NorthWestern Energy contends the measure would make it harder to keep their workplaces weapons-free. But the Montana Shooting Sports Association accuses the utility of sticking its nose into a political debate where it doesn’t belong. 'NorthWestern is opposing a bill that has nothing to do with their corporate mission delivering electricity to its customers,' the group’s Gary Marbut told FoxNews.com Monday." (03/23/15)

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NJ: State drops gun charge against retired teacher with flintlock

March 19, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"A New Jersey prosecutor Wednesday dropped the felony gun charge against a retired schoolteacher who was arrested last year when authorities discovered an unloaded, 300-year-old flintlock pistol wrapped in his car's glove compartment. 'I'm very appreciative that they exercised their discretion here and did the right thing,' Evan Nappen, the attorney representing Gordon Van Gilder, told The Daily Journal. The Cumberland County prosecutor said the state will exercise 'prosecutorial discretion' in the case, but warned others about the laws pertaining to firearm possession, even if the gun is an antique. Van Gilder had faced 10 years in prison and the loss of his state pension if convicted." (03/18/15)

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NC: Homeowner faces weapon charge after shooting two home intruders

March 17, 2015
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Daily Mail [UK]    

"A homeowner who shot two intruders who broke into his home has been charged with gun possession. Harold Williams, 42, of Fayetteville, North Carolina shot the two men, Roy Lee Hawk, 27, and Martize Douglas, 23, who said they were armed, as they forced their way into his home on Friday evening. ...Police said the homeowner is a convicted felon and is not supposed to be in possession of a gun -- he has since been charged with possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Hawk and Douglas have been charged with breaking and entering, common law robbery and felonious conspiracy." (03/16/15)

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CT: Sandy Hook victims’ families file frivolous lawsuit against other victim’s estate

March 15, 2015
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KDVR Fox 31    

"Families of children killed at the mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut have filed lawsuits against the estate of the shooter’s mother, saying Nancy Lanza was careless and negligent in leaving a Bushmaster AR-15 rifle unsecured in her home. Adam Lanza, 20, used the assault rifle to kill 20 first-grade students and six adults in Newtown on December 14, 2012. The younger Lanza was mentally unstable and used his mother’s Bushmaster to kill her before he went on the rampage at the school, and then killed himself. ... Nancy Lanza is believed to have had insurance on [her] home worth more than $1 million." [editor's note: The law firm behind this suit, Koskoff Koskoff & Bieder, is also behind the frivolous suit against the makers of the gun Lanza used. In other words, they are ghouls dancing atop the kids graves for money - TLK] (03/14/15)

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VA: Mom shoots intruder who broke into home while baby was asleep: “It’s either him or me”

March 13, 2015
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WTRK News    

"A man is in the hospital suffering from life-threatening injuries after police say he was shot while breaking into a Newport News home. 'It was either him or me,' said Allie. 'I have my daughter to protect.' Allie wasn't going to let anyone hurt her daughter. ... 'Someone started banging on the door and messing with the door knob,' said Allie. 'He was screaming like, 'Let me in baby, we are okay let me in, they are out to kill me,' I looked through the peephole and I didn't recognize who it was, so I latched the top lock, ran to the back, called 911 and got my gun.' ... Allie says while she was grabbing the gun, she heard a crash and saw the man had forced his way in, breaking through a window in her daughter's playroom. ... She shot the intruder twice. One bullet went through his hand and into his stomach, the other hit his groin. Police say the 25-year-old man is in the hospital recovering but when he's out, he could face a burglary charge." (03/12/15)

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ATF abandons plan to ban popular rifle ammo

March 10, 2015
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Chattanooga Times Free Press    

"Amid an onslaught of criticism, the Obama administration has dropped plans to ban a popular type of rifle ammunition that can pierce a police officer's protective vest if fired from a handgun, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said Tuesday. More than 80,000 people have commented on the proposal to ban certain types of 5.56 mm, or .223 caliber, ammunition since the agency announced its proposal last month. An ATF spokeswoman, Ginger Colbrun, said the vast majority of comments were critical of the proposal. Objections also came from 291 members of Congress -- majorities of both the House and Senate." (03/10/15)

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TX: Man uses gun to protect pregnant wife, son from home invasion suspects

March 5, 2015
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KTRE 9 News    

"A Wells family is recovering after a harrowing home invasion incident early Monday morning in which a man fought to protect his pregnant wife and young son from two suspects. ... 'The first thing I wanted to do was get my son out of his room and get him with my wife and get them locked up in a bedroom while they're were on the phone with 911,' [Kevin] Budro said. When Budro saw the intruder, he got his gun and started to shoot. 'My son's room was right there 10 feet from where the intruder was standing,' Budro said. 'I had no mercy at all. I did not care. If I had gotten my hands on him, I don't know what would have happened.' At that point, the suspect ran out the back door and into the woods behind the home. After Budro followed him, he realized that there was a second suspect who wanted to do him harm. ... Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies determined that the second suspect tried to slit Budro's throat open, but the home owner defended himself with his arms." (03/04/15)

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