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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)

http://www.myfoxdc.com/story/29481090/intruder-shot  

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/pkwlfaj  

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/ktfn8gv  

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/laudt9u  

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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)

http://www.startribune.com/politics/national/300920871.html  

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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)

http://www.startribune.com/politics/statelocal/300221301.html  

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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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Fox News Fox News    

"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)

http://tinyurl.com/og8ttv5  

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/qfxceud  

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