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FedEx refuses to ship Defense Distributed’s “Ghost Runner” CNC mill

February 25, 2015
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Wired    

"The new generation of 'maker' tools like 3-D printers and milling machines promises to let anyone make virtually anything—from prosthetic limbs to firearms—in the privacy and convenience of his or her own home. But first, those tools have to get to customers' homes. That's going to be difficult for at least one new machine with the potential to make homemade firearms, because FedEx is refusing to deliver it. Last week FedEx told firearm-access nonprofit Defense Distributed that the company refuses to ship the group's new tool, a computer controlled (CNC) mill known as the Ghost Gunner." [editor's note: FedEx alludes to apparently non-existent "legal issues," and almost certainly ships CNC mills every day ... this one just happens to be marketed to gun enthusiasts - TLK] (02/24/15)

http://www.wired.com/2015/02/fedex-mill-untraceable-firearms/  

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

February 24, 2015
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WCNC News    

"Catawba County deputies said two burglars broke into the home on the 7400 block of Riverbend Road in Claremont around 9 a.m. The suspects broke a window around the back of the house and came in through the basement. Meantime Bruce Fox heard the men entering his home and got a 12 gauge shot gun. Fox called police but the men came after him. 'Subject kicks in the door leading into the hallway, he comes down the hallway toward the homeowner and the homeowner fires one shot with the shotgun striking the subject in the chest,' said Sheriff Coy Reid, Catawba Co. Sheriff Reid said Fox will likely not be charged, but the case will turned over to the district attorney. ... As of Monday evening deputies were still searching for the other burglar who ran away from the scene." (02/23/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mzl3gsa  

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OH: Woman shoots, kills intruder

February 19, 2015
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Columbus Dispatch    

"A woman shot and killed an intruder who had just smashed through the front window in her Franklinton home about 5 this morning, Columbus police said. The intruder had already been chased out of a house across the street, where he had broken in through an unsecured back door, said Sgt. David Sicilian, supervisor of the third-shift homicide squad. At the first house, he was confronted by a resident and dove out a second-floor window, Sicilian said. That resident watched him crawl across the street to the woman's house at 107 N. Guilford Ave. After he entered through the window, he encountered the woman, who had been sleeping on the couch with a loaded gun, Sicilian said. She fired. The man died at Mount Carmel West hospital." (02/19/15)

http://tinyurl.com/lulflfr  

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TX: Suspected home intruder shot in head by apartment resident

February 19, 2015
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ABC 13 Eyewitness News    

"A man is in the hospital with a gunshot wound to the head after an attempted home invasion. It happened at an apartment complex on Hollister in northwest Houston. The resident of one of the apartment units told police a man broke the bedroom window and began crawling inside. The resident then grabbed his gun and shot the intruder in the head." (02/19/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mm8wc5h  

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MI: Would-be burglar shot after being caught by homeowner

February 16, 2015
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Fox 17 News    

"[A] homeowner in the 800 block of West VW Avenue [in Schoolcraft Township, Michigan] was shaken to attention when he heard 'loud knocking and the front door handle being rattled.' ... the homeowner heard the sound of glass breaking. It was then he saw one of the men standing inside his home. The homeowner shot the subject at this point -- sending the other would-be burglar running away from the residence. The fleeing suspect was caught and arrested. The suspect with the gunshot wound was taken to a local hospital to be treated." (02/15/15)

http://tinyurl.com/o5uqwfz  

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VT: Hundreds pack statehouse to oppose victim disarmament bill

February 11, 2015
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"Hundreds of Vermonters have packed the Statehouse to debate legislation that would expand background checks for gun buyers and impose other new firearms restrictions. The Senate Judiciary and Health and Welfare Committee are hearing testimony alternatively from supporters and opponents of the legislation, though opponents in the hall appear to outnumber supporters." (02/10/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nj6f6gy  

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WA: Armed gun rights advocates rally at state capitol

February 8, 2015
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"A gun-rights rally drew about 50 people, mostly armed, to the steps of the Capitol on Saturday morning for a demonstration they hoped would end with their arrest. To raise money for bail, some protesters hawked caps with 'Fight Tyranny -- Shoot Back' printed on them and sold out. The plan was to walk into the Capitol after a few speeches and carry guns into the Legislature's viewing gallery, in defiance of rule changes made in January that banned the open carry of firearms there. However, the Washington State Patrol kept the gallery doors locked after the building opened to the public at 11 a.m. The crowd, including two state legislators, walked through the marble hallways, with some lining up to knock on the doors to the House gallery and Gov. Jay Inslee's office. No one was arrested, and the State Patrol reported no disturbances. The protesters went instead to the closed gate of the governor's mansion and prayed." (02/07/15)

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KS: City governments, fake gun rights advocates support “flexibility” bill

February 5, 2015
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Wichita Eagle    

"Both guns-rights advocates [sic] and municipal governments are supportive of a bill that would allow local governments to permit concealed guns in public buildings but restrict them in certain areas. Senate Bill 66, sponsored by Sen. Forrest Knox, R-Altoona, tweaks the state law that requires public buildings, such as courthouses, to provide security measures such as guards and metal detectors at entrances if they want to prohibit guns on the premises. ... Courthouses could allow guns in the building and restrict them in certain areas, such as courtrooms. He argued this would give local governments more flexibility." [editor's note: There's nothing "flexible" about "shall not be infringed" - TLK] (02/05/15)

http://www.kansas.com/news/politics-government/article9342752.html  

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SC: Homeowner tells officers that he fatally shot an intruder

January 25, 2015
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WYFF 4 News    

"On Saturday, at about 11:54 p.m., officers with the Simpsonville Police Department responded to 911 calls from 106 Stonegate Road in reference to a possible gunshot wound victim. ... Deputy Coroner Jeff Fowler has identified the deceased man as 51-year-old John Michael Ferrell, also of Simpsonville. The homeowner told police that he shot the subject after he attacked him and broke into his residence." (01/25/15)

http://tinyurl.com/nej34v8  

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DOJ accused of blocking legal gun shops, other businesses from banking

January 16, 2015
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Fox News Fox News    

"Mike Schuetz operates a small gun shop in northern Wisconsin called Hawkins Guns. In November, just before one of his peak selling times, his local credit union notified him his account needed to be closed. 'The bank manager said they made a mistake, and they were not supposed to open accounts for those people involved in high-risk industries, which the gun industry and ammunition industry is one of those,' Schuetz said. It turned out there was a list created by a Justice Department program called Operation Choke Point. The list equates legal gun sellers like Schuetz with escort services, Ponzi schemes, people who sell cable TV de-scramblers -- and at least 30 other industries." (01/15/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mfltxey  

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PA: Novel law prompts towns to rescind gun measures

January 11, 2015
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San Francisco Chronicle San Francisco Chronicle    

"Barely a week after taking effect, a novel state law that makes it easier for gun-rights groups to challenge local firearms measures in court is already sparking change: Nearly two dozen Pennsylvania municipalities have agreed to get rid of their potentially problematic ordinances rather than face litigation. Joshua Prince, an attorney for four pro-gun groups and several residents, cited the new law in putting nearly 100 Pennsylvania municipalities on notice that they would face legal action unless they rescinded their firearms laws. At least 22 of those municipalities have already repealed them, or indicated they planned to do so, according to Prince, who specializes in firearms law and is based in southeastern Pennsylvania." (01/11/15)

http://tinyurl.com/pphefw6  

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NH: House votes to allow concealed weapons in chamber

January 7, 2015
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Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle    

"State representatives may now carry concealed weapons on the floor of the House. The New Hampshire House voted 228 to 149 on Wednesday to allow the carrying of concealed guns in the House chamber. This is a return to the policy of the last Republican-led House from 2011 to 2012. Democrats repealed the policy in 2013." (01/07/15)

http://tinyurl.com/mdqhalp  

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OH: Off-duty police officer negligently shoots himself

January 5, 2015
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USA Today    

"An off-duty police officer accidentally [sic] shot himself Saturday on his way back from dinner with his wife in Cincinnati. Cincinnati police said in a news release that Officer Darryl Jouett of the Erlanger (Ky.) Police Department was in an elevator when he tried to adjust the weapon in his holster and shot himself in the stomach. ... Jouett was taken to University of Cincinnati Medical Center with injuries that were not life-threatening." [editor's note: There are two kinds of firearms discharges -- intentional and negligent. "It was an accident" is a bullshit claim, at least with respect to adults - TLK] (01/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lnrqktk  

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PA: Alleged intruder fatally shot by homeowner

December 28, 2014
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CBS News CBS Philly    

"Authorities in western Pennsylvania say they’re investigating an apparent home invasion that ended with the death of the alleged intruder. The Washington County coroner says a homeowner fatally shot 37-year-old Emanuel Ladson after he broke into the house through a window early Saturday. Coroner Tim Warco says the California Borough homeowner confronted Ladson in the kitchen and fired once, hitting him in the chest." (12/27/14)

http://tinyurl.com/osxw2e2  

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Former Delta airline worker arrested for helping sell constitutionally protected merchandise

December 23, 2014
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Los Angeles Times Los Angeles Times    

"An Atlanta airline baggage handler suspected of helping smuggle firearms onto passenger jets to New York City has been arrested by federal agents, authorities said Monday. A FBI affidavit said there was enough evidence to charge Delta ramp agent Eugene Harvey, 31, with trafficking firearms, violating airport security and aiding others in the scheme." (12/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pgegocr  

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CA: Drunken man wanders into wrong home; shot by homeowner

December 19, 2014
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KTVU News    

"There are million dollar views from parts of Benicia that attract people to this quiet bedroom community. 'My parents have lived here for 18 years,' said Mike Zaretsky. But at 4:30 a.m. Wednesday morning, Zaretsky's parents had a serious scare. 'They started pounding on the sliding glass door,' explained Zaretsky. 'My mom heard, immediately called 911.' Within a matter of seconds, someone they didn't know used a planter rack from the backyard to break through the sliding glass door. 'The guy got in. Again my dad yelled, 'You don't belong here! Get out! I have a weapon!' The guy came in, went into the family room, and that's when my dad fired a shot,' said Zaretsky. The intruder was later identified as 24-year old True Hatch." (12/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pw84v2w  

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MT: Man convicted of killing German exchange student

December 18, 2014
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Salt Lake Tribune    

"A Montana man who shot and killed a German exchange student trespassing in his garage was convicted of deliberate homicide Wednesday despite arguing that a state 'castle doctrine' law allowed him to use deadly force to protect his home and family. ... Kaarma shot Dede in the early hours of April 27 after being alerted to an intruder by motion sensors. Witnesses testified Kaarma fired four shotgun blasts at Dede, who was unarmed." (12/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mfjugdj  

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US Senate confirms victim disarmament supporter as Surgeon General

December 16, 2014
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Politico    

"The Senate on Monday narrowly confirmed Vivek Murthy to be the nation’s surgeon general, making him one of the highest-profile beneficiaries of the Senate’s nuclear option. The nomination was strongly opposed by the National Rifle Association because of Murthy’s support of gun-control laws and by Republicans who doubted that a 37-year-old physician was qualified for the public health position." (12/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kd7u4xs  

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TX: Politicians weigh “allowing” open carry

December 14, 2014
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Click 2 Houston    

"Long depicted as the rootin'-tootin' capital of American gun culture, Texas is one of the few states with an outright ban on the open carry of handguns. That could change in 2015, with the Republican-dominated Legislature and Gov.-elect Greg Abbott expected to push for expanded gun rights [sic]. ... Open carry drew wide support in the 2014 statewide election, and at least six bills have already been filed for the upcoming session, which starts in January. Abbott has already pledged to sign one into law if sent to his desk." [editor's note: I find it hard to fathom the arrogance of politicians who actually believe this is something within their purview to "allow" or ban - TLK] (12/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nby59z3  

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Pew poll finds support for gun rights at 21-year high

December 12, 2014
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The Oklahoman    

"For the first time in 21 years of measuring public opinion on gun ownership, the Pew Research Center has found more Americans favoring gun rights than gun control, with marked differences between people of different races and political parties. In a survey taken for the nonpartisan organization earlier this month, 52 percent said it was more important to protect gun ownership rights, while 46 percent said it was more important to control gun ownership, the Pew center reported Wednesday. Also, 57 percent of those polled said gun ownership does more to protect people from becoming victims of crime, compared with 38 percent who said it does more to endanger personal safety, according to the center." (12/10/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pduth6e  

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KS: Two shot while breaking into Chesney Park home

December 11, 2014
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Topeka Capital-Journal    

"For the second time this week in Topeka, a home occupant opened fire when someone was trying to break into his house, the latest such incident occurring early Thursday in central Topeka. Two people were wounded in Thursday’s incident .... officers were called at 1:37 a.m. Thursday to the 2000 block of S.W. Lincoln on a report of gunshots in the area. As they were responding to the scene, a call was received from the occupant of a home at 2015 S.W. Lincoln, who said he had shot two people as they were breaking in to his residence. The man said the individuals he shot then fled the scene. At 1:45 a.m., police received another call, this one from Stormont-Vail Regional Health Center, indicating two people suffering from gunshot wounds had been dropped off at the emergency department." (12/11/14)

http://tinyurl.com/komlmqv  

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

December 9, 2014
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Carolina Live    

"Robeson County Sheriff Kenneth Sealey said a man shot and killed an intruder inside his home on Dixie Drive in the Red Springs community Monday morning. He said the homeowner was at work when his wife called to say there was a suspicious car near the home. ... When the homeowner went back to his house, he was confronted by two men wearing masks. One of them shot the homeowner, and Sealey said the homeowner returned fire, killing Randal Dwight Hardin, Jr." (12/08/14)

http://www.carolinalive.com/news/story.aspx?id=1133372  

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WA: Mom shoots drunk intruder

November 30, 2014
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Tech Times    

"What would have been a quiet early Thanksgiving morning for a family in Edmonds, Wash. had been rocked by a shooting incident when a man allegedly broke into the family's temporary residence. The situation prompted the mother to shoot the alleged intruder after she heard the man pounding on the front door at 3:15 a.m. She first called 911 to ask for help. As the man tried to force his way inside, the mother realized that she could not keep him out so she decided to shoot the man .... The suspected intruder, 22, whose name was not revealed, was found wounded outside the house when the police came." (11/30/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n8gdkxm  

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OH: School district mulls giving teachers access to guns

November 23, 2014
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Fox News Fox News    

"A small Ohio board of education is weighing new school security measures that could give teachers and staff access to loaded guns. The Dayton Daily News reported Sunday that the Riverside Local School board in central Ohio's Logan County has held recent discussions on placing guns in schools and plans to revisit the issue Dec. 16. Superintendent Scott Mann said the goal is to protect children from potential threats involving weapons." (11/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kggjevz  

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DC: Woman jailed in White House protest had purple pistol

November 23, 2014
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USA Today    

"A Michigan woman remains in jail Saturday after being arrested with a gun during a protest outside the White House -- the second person to be detained with a firearm in two days. April Debois, 23, of Mount Morris, Mich., initially was identified during her Thursday arrest as April Lenhart, prosecutors said. She was arrested about 30 minutes after the start of President Obama's immigration speech during a protest along the White House's north fence when Secret Service officers noticed that she was wearing a purple handgun in a holster along her right front waist, according to charging documents released Friday. ... She was charged with carrying a pistol without a license in the District of Columbia, possession of an unregistered firearm and possession of unregistered ammunition." (11/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ly4shkb  

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