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HI: Thieving Honolulu cops destroy $575,000 in firearms rather than auction them off to the people they stole the money from to buy them with

August 31, 2015
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"Second Amendment advocates are firing away at a decision by Honolulu officials to destroy $575,000 worth of perfectly good handguns in a move one critic called the 'height of anti-gun stupidity.' Some 2,300 Smith & Wesson 9 mm handguns, including at least 200 that are brand-new and in unopened boxes, were issued to the city’s police department. But with the 2,200-member force upgrading to lighter and less expensive Glock 17s, the guns were set to be permanently holstered. While it is customary throughout the country for departments to auction the guns to law-abiding citizens, including the police who once carried them, or donate them to another department, Honolulu opted to destroy them." (08/31/15)

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ND: Man shot after breaking into house

August 30, 2015
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Jamestown Sun    

"Jamestown Police Lt. Justin Blinsky said at 12:17 a.m. Friday police officers were dispatched by Stutsman County Communications to a home at 1115 1st Ave. N to a report of a man shot after breaking into a home. 'The homeowner called 911 and said someone had broken into the house,' Blinsky said. 'A confrontation ensued and he (the man who called) ended up shooting the intruder.' Blinsky said the man was shot in the abdominal area with a handgun. The man was transported by Jamestown Area Ambulance to Jamestown Regional Medical Center." (08/29/15)

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The Constitution and the Second Amendment

August 27, 2015
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Future of Freedom Foundation Future of Freedom Foundation
by Scott McPherson  

"Only in the latter half of the twentieth century did any confusion arise over the meaning of the Second Amendment to the US Constitution, and then only by anti-gun zealots who claimed that the right protected was state governments' 'right' to have militias. During the ratification debates, and subsequent discussions in the press about the amendments proposed as a bill of rights, it was normal to speak of the 'right to keep and bear arms' as an individual right, enjoyed by all free citizens." (08/27/15)

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TX: Man kills robber in home invasion

August 26, 2015
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Fort Worth Star-Telegram    

"A robber was fatally shot in the head Tuesday afternoon after he and another man burst into an apartment in southwest Fort Worth demanding 'everything,' a witness said. Apartment resident Brad White, 21, said he was with his girlfriend and their month-old baby, along with a male roommate, when two men rushed in. 'They came in and started fighting us, trying to gouge our eyes out,' White said. The roommate told the robbers to get out. One did, but the other refused, White said The roommate shot the robber once in the head. 'My friend didn't hesitate -- he knew I had a baby in there and he shot him,' White said." (08/25/15)

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Walmart to quit selling AR-15, other modern sporting rifles

August 26, 2015
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USA Today USA Today    

"Walmart said [today] it is in the process of pulling modern sporting rifles such as the AR-15 from stores this week, instead focusing more on selling other sports and hunting firearms. The decision is related purely to lack of customer demand, says Walmart spokesman Kory Lundberg, not the spate of shootings that have occurred in the past year, including one Wednesday in which two TV journalists were killed during a live interview near Roanoke, Va. Lundberg says the decision was made earlier this year. 'It’s based on what customers are looking for and what they were buying when they come into Walmart,' he says, adding that modern sporting rifles, or MSRs, were sold in less than a third of Walmart's stores. 'It’s very similar to what we do with other products. If there’s not customer demand there, we’ll phase it out.'" (08/26/15)

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TX: Homeowner shoots intruder

August 12, 2015
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"A Lake Highlands homeowner shot an intruder Tuesday morning. Kendrick Dickson says a loud sound woke him from a nap. He realized two men had pried open a side door with a crowbar and were walking through his house. 'I was kind of scared at first,' he said. 'I got my 8-month-old little boy here.' Dickson says he grabbed his rifle and confronted the pair. 'I stood right over there and shot him. And, as I shot him, his friend pushed him down on the ground and ran out,' he said. The injured attempted burglar managed to escape as well, leaving a trail of blood. By the time Dickson called police, they had already received a report of a man with a gunshot wound seeking help at a nearby convenience store." (08/11/15)

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MI: Prosecutor charges 11-year-old with manslaughter in three-year-old’s shooting

August 6, 2015
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Zee News [India]    

"An 11-year-old American boy has been charged with manslaughter for allegedly shooting dead a three- year-old neighbour in the US state of Michigan, media reported today. ... The boy was visiting his father when he took out a handgun from the bedroom closet and threw it out of a window and into a backyard. After going outside and retrieving the firearm, he entered a vehicle in which victim Elijah Walker was sitting and allegedly shot him in the face for unknown reasons, according to police. Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, who said the shooting was intentional, but without malice, charged the boy yesterday with manslaughter and felony use of a firearm." [editor's note: Note to Worthy -- yes, grandstanding and raising your profile is important to attaining higher office, but this particular way of doing so just makes you look like an idiot in public; if there's a negligent manslaughter charge to be filed, it's against those who failed to secure the weapon and/or supervise the children - TLK] (08/06/15)

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FL: Man shot during home invasion

August 3, 2015
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WJAX-TV News    

"A man is recovering from serious injuries after being shot early Monday morning in an apparent home invasion, authorities said. The incident was reported around 2:30 a.m. at a home on Manorville Drive, just south of Interstate 10 and west of Interstate 295. Police are investigating a violent confrontation between a homeowner and an intruder. Police said the homeowner directed them to his back yard, where they found a man lying on the ground with a gunshot wound. The victim was taken to UF Health with life-threatening injuries; police later said that he is expected to survive." (08/03/15)

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NY: Retailers agree to stop selling toys, pay $300k bribe to state bureaucrats

August 3, 2015
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Washington Post    

"Retailers including Walmart, Sears and Amazon have agreed to halt the sales of life-like toy guns in New York. State Attorney General Eric Schneiderman said Monday that the retailers also have agreed to pay over $300,000 in penalties. Schneiderman's office found that over 6,400 toy guns sold from 2012 to 2014 violated New York laws. Most of the toys were sold online." (08/03/15)

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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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CBS News CBS News    

"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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