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NY: Pizza man shoots robber

Buffalo News

"In the front hallway of the house, one of the robbers, who wore a mask and had a brown hoodie pulled over his face, hit the deliveryman on the head with a hammer, according to police. The masked man also displayed what appeared to be a gun, police said.But then, the deliveryman told investigators, he pulled out his own handgun and fired a shot, striking the masked man. The rest of the gang scattered." (04/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oxb23lv

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TX: Homeowner shoots, kills man during home invasion

Click2Houston

"According to investigators, a man kicked in the door to a home on Glenheath and Ruthby around 4:50 a.m. on Sunday. A husband and wife were home at the time. The husband shot the suspect twice in the abdomen." (04/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n4cgu76

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CT: Resident shoots two

FoxCT

"The resident told them he didn’t want trouble, and both drivers briefly left but then returned and drove toward his
car. One, Edwin Franqui, rammed the Newbury Street man’s car head-on, while the other, Leanardo Vasquez, pulled
alongside the man and aimed a gun at him, according to police.The resident pulled out his own pistol and fired several shots; one struck Vasquez, police said.Vasquez, 23, ran off and was later admitted to a hospital and listed in stable condition,according to police." (04/19/14)

http://foxct.com/2014/04/19/overnight-shooting-reported-in-hartford/

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FL: Pols set to enslave insurers to gun owners

Columbus Republic

"A Florida bill that would forbid insurance companies from refusing to serve or charging higher rates to applicants based on their ownership of a firearm has been sent to Gov. Rick Scott to sign. The measure passed the House 74-44 on Tuesday." [editor's note: No different than any other business owner choosing to do business only with whom they please and only on terms they accept - TLK]

http://tinyurl.com/mpopavp

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IL: Idiot bureaucrats’ victim disarmament proposal removed from medical marijuana rules

Fox News

"Medical marijuana users in Illinois who own handguns will be able to keep their firearms, according to a new change in state policy proposed Friday. ... The revised rule would reverse a controversial proposal made by the Illinois Department of Public Health that would have required gun owners to hand over their weapons if they smoke marijuana for medicinal purposes. The move comes after Second Amendment advocates and pot proponents complained that medical marijuana users shouldn’t be forced to choose between guns and cannabis. However, letting pot users possess firearms still puts the state in direct conflict with [an unconstitutional] federal law that prohibits 'shipping, transporting, receiving or possessing firearms or ammunition,' while under a controlled substance."

http://tinyurl.com/k8lcn77

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Bloomberg will spend $50 pushing fascist victim disarmament propaganda on moms

Christian Science Monitor

"Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg has vowed to take on the National Rifle Association with moms, police officers, and mayors at his side. A longtime proponent of [victim disarmament], Mr. Bloomberg announced Wednesday that he will donate $50 million to Everytown for Gun Safety [sic], a newly formed advocacy organization that aims to build grass roots support on gun violence prevention [sic], including universal backgrounds checks, gun trafficking, and responsible gun ownership." (04/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nd5exkh

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WV: Homeowner shoots burglar

WSAZ News

"Cabell County Sheriff's deputies said the suspect, Ray Davis, 26, of the Salt Rock area, tried to burglarize the home around 2 a.m. Thursday. But investigator said Davis didn't get far. 'The homeowner used a shotgun and shot the individual,' said Cabell County Sheriff, Tom McComas. 'He had a reason for it, he's a good guy,' said Turpin." (04/10/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nn6cxsx

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MI: Armed homeowner kills one intruder, wounds the other

My Fox Detroit

"Detroit police Sgt. Michael Woody says the two 19-year-old suspects, a male and a female, broke into the home on the 19000 block of Asbury Park just before 6 a.m. Woody says the 47-year-old homeowner fired several shots with a rifle, striking both suspects after they broke a window and tried to get in." (04/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/otsrtmt

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AL: Woman shoots armed intruder

WSFA News

"Authorities say 18-year-old Marbury resident Mikel Steven Smith of Marbury was killed when he tried to force his way into a home overnight in the Booth community. According to Autauga County Chief Deputy Joe Sedinger, Smith was armed with a knife when he tried to break into the home on County Road 81. Sedinger said the female homeowner feared for her safety, and for that of her niece, when she fired several shots at the intruder." (04/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/loff3rj

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OH: Gun trumps hammer

Fox 45 News

"Jeffery Ellison, 18, is accused of trying to rob the Laundro-Mania using a hammer just before 11 p.m. Saturday. The owner got his gun and shot twice, hitting Ellison in the leg. 'We've actually been looking for this guy. We didn't know his identity yet but we had some surveillance video. He'd broken into this laundromat two other times to do the same thing, to steal coins out of the machines. We're happy that he got caught,' Dayton Police Sgt. Eric Sheldon said." (04/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o9sjkpv

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PA: Resident shoots one of three armed men during home invasion

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

"A man shot one of three armed men who forcibly entered his Lawrence County home early Friday morning, state police in New Castle said. The 25-year-old male who lives in the North Beaver home was treated at a local hospital for cuts and abrasions following the 1:15 a.m. home invasion, police said. He had been shot at by Richard Javens, 43, of New Castle, who was struck in the chest with a shotgun blast." (03/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lrwbdpr

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TX: Homeowner kills intruder, two others arrested

Fox San Antonio

"A man is dead and two others are in jail after trying to break into a home on the Northeast Side early Sunday morning. ... Police said three people forced their way into the home and began fighting with the homeowners. One of the suspects was shot and killed at the scene." (03/31/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lqyahsl

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FL: Homeowner shoots, kills woman intruder

News4Jax

"Just after 2 a.m. Wednesday a man called the Gainesville police to report he had shot someone who kicked in his door. Deputies and rescue personnel arriving at the home on 133rd Lane in Archer found a woman shot in the torso.
.... McGuire is cooperating with authorities. So far, no charges have been filed, but the investigation is continuing." (04/01/14)

http://www.news4jax.com/news/deputies-archer-homeowner-shoots-woman-intruder/25171458

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CO: Homeowner wounds intruder

CBS Local

"According to police, a homeowner shot a juvenile burglary suspect, who suffered injuries that aren’t considered life-threatening.“The homeowner was at home at the time and he heard some glass breaking and went on down,” said Sgt. Patrick Theriot from the Denver Police Department.
The homeowner told CBS4’s Stan Bush the 17-year-old burglary suspect broke in through a back window of his him, lunged at him, and he shot him in the shoulder." (04/01/14)

http://denver.cbslocal.com/2014/04/01/denver-police-investigate-shooting-after-possible-home-invasion/

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OK: Fatal shooting justified

Muskogee Phoenix

"Kyle Ford was acting in self-defense when he shot and killed Joshua Pride Salyer, the Muskogee County District Attorney’s Office has ruled.Ford, 30, told officers that he shot a man, later identified as Salyer, after Salyer and two other men came toward him in an aggressive manner.
Ford said his next-door neighbor had knocked on his door, asking for help. When Ford stepped outside, he saw three men at the neighbor’s house. He told the men several times to leave the area, but they kept coming toward him. Ford said he fired his gun when Salyer was about a foot away from him." (04/04/14)

http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/local/x446275330/DA-finds-fatal-shooting-justified

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KS: Senate advances bill to shut down local victim disarmers

Houston Chronicle

"The Kansas Senate has rejected a proposal to keep concealed guns out of libraries and local community centers [sic]. Senators considered Kansas City Democrat Pat Pettey's proposal Tuesday before giving first-round approval to a bill stripping cities and counties of their power to regulate guns. ... The Senate plans to take final action on the bill Wednesday to determine whether it goes to the House." [editor's note: Stomping a foot and screeching "no guns in libraries and community centers" does not "keep concealed guns out of" those places, any more than wishing for a pony makes one appear - TLK] (04/01/14)

http://tinyurl.com/maatq9z

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2AM News: The week(s) in review March 16-29

Commentary on The latest victory for the Second Amendment, Guns and deaths, a non-US problem, Magpul fascists on the prowl, “Insanity” is now gun control—Are you nuts?, The new Inquisition, an Interview: Jim Fuller, founder of Rifle Dynamics and Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 3-23-2014 ...Self defense stories from Montana, Illinois, South Carolina, Arizona and Louisiana ...in other news, Gun tattoo prompts heavy police response, ATF thugs steal customer files from gun parts store and NRA opposition may sink Obama’s surgeon general nominee

Til next week

Mary lou

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MT: Man shot, killed while burglarizing home

Ravalli Republic

"When the resident ordered the intruder not to move, the man turned toward him. The resident was armed with a handgun and shot the intruder, who then jumped back through the broken window and ran away from the house." (03/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pjpaoky

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IL: Homeowner shoots intruder

Courier News

"A homeowner shot an intruder who had broken into his house Monday morning, Kane County sheriff’s police said. The alleged intruder -- a 26-year-old St. Charles resident who initially ran from the scene -- was taken to Delnor Hospital in Geneva, where he was being treated for injuries not considered life-threatening, authorities said." (03/18/14)

http://tinyurl.com/petrtvy

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ME: Gun tattoo prompts heavy police response

Fox News

"Police armed with assault rifles descended on a Maine man's home after members of a tree removal crew he'd told to clear off his property reported that he had a gun. Turns out the 'gun' the tree crew had seen on Michael Smith of Norridgewock was just a life-sized tattoo of a handgun on his stomach. Smith, who works nights, was asleep when the tree crew contracted by a utility to trim branches near power lines, woke him up at about 10 a.m. Tuesday. He went outside shirtless and yelled at the workers to leave. When he's not wearing a shirt, the tattoo looks like a gun tucked into his waistband." (03/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ou88y4h

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CA: ATF thugs steal customer files from gun parts store

Fox News

"The owner of a California gun parts store says he plans to take legal action after federal agents raided his business, confiscating computers, customer lists and 80 percent lower receivers as part of an investigation into alleged federal firearms violations. Dimitrios Karras, owner of Ares Armor in National City, told Fox5SanDiego.com the raid by Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents took place just days after the company obtained a temporary restraining order against the agency." (03/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q69bjj2

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SC: Homeowner fires weapon, frightens off two intruders

Orangeburg Times & Democrat

"He said he was taking a shower about 3:20 p.m. when he heard a noise coming from his living room. He said he grabbed a gun before investigating. As he entered his living room, he saw a man standing there. He fired a shot to scare the subject off." (03/14/13)

http://tinyurl.com/ovgzqho

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AZ: Pizza delivery woman thwarts armed robbery by pulling her own gun

Fayetteville Observer

"The man put something to the back of Hurd's head and demanded money, Joyce said. 'Unbeknownst to them, she had a weapon,' Joyce said. 'She pulled out a gun, and when she did, the suspects fled and they didn't get anything.'" (03/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m3lddvl

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LA: Man shot dead with his own gun after sexually assaulting woman

New Orleans Times-Picayune

"A 26-year-old man was shot dead with his own gun after he sexually assaulted a woman at school construction site in the Bywater, New Orleans police said Friday. The shooter, a man who was not identified, disarmed the woman's attacker and opened fire around 9:30 p.m." (03/14/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lwvk497

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NRA opposition may sink Obama’s surgeon general nominee

Los Angeles Times

"Intense opposition from the National Rifle Assn. has all but doomed prospects for President Obama's nominee for surgeon general, officials said Saturday as pro-gun Senate Democrats peeled away from the White House on a volatile issue in an election year. Facing a potential high-profile setback for the president, the White House is not pushing for a vote to confirm Dr. Vivek Hallegere Murthy, a Harvard- and Yale-educated internist and former emergency room doctor who has advocated for stricter gun control laws, the officials said." (03/15/14)

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 4-20-2014

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"Kahleefourneeyah is at it again. After a defeat four years ago of a bill to permit the open carry of unloaded firearms (Yeah, you read that right—UNLOADED firearms—less usefull that tits on a boar hog), Gun Owners of California (GOC) is once more pushing for open carry in California. Now, do not get me wrong—I happen to support ANY type of carry, anywhere (other than on private property where the property-owner prohibits weapons), anytime, without permission from ANY government official or bureaucrat. I just wonder why they think they have a chance on the left coast? " (04/20/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle767-20140420-08.html

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Blooming dishonesty

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe

"When Michael Bloomberg announced he was putting $50 million into a 'grassroots' gun-control group, he surely intended to send chills of dread down gun owners' spines. Instead, we laughed."(04/20/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/wolfe-bloomberg-grassroots.htm

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 4-13-2014

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"The TSA (Terroristic Sexual Assaults) strikes again with their incredibly stupid people abusing travelers. This time, they insist a mute woman with brain damage that also prevents her from writing must speak prior to boarding a plane." (04/14/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle766-20140413-07.html

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Nullification: Massachusetts in 1855 and Missouri in 2014

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Michael Maharrey

"Northern states carried out arguably the most successful non-compliance campaign defying a federal act in history with their opposition to the Fugitive Slave Act of 1850. Today, a Missouri bill takes a page from that playbook to stop state cooperation with federal enforcement of unconstitutional gun laws." (04/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lvbhqg8

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Defending the state?

Strike the Root
by Alex R. Knight III

"I have to admit I’m rather perplexed by something I’m witnessing of late within the gun ownership community, and I’m going to do my best to try and dissect it. Here in Vermont, we’re fighting some proposed gun control laws, and one of the pillars of support for private gun ownership that is commonly deferred to is Article 16 of the Vermont Constitution, which reads, 'The people have a right to bear arms for the defense of themselves and the state.'" (04/09/14)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/defending-state

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The 20-year fight for gun rights

SWAT Magazine
by Claire Wolfe

"Gun owners are completely unreasonable. Besides that, we lack common sense. Ain't it wonderful? Of course, when I talk about reasonableness and common sense, I’m using those words as the hoplophobe community does. You know -- as in 'reasonable' restrictions on firearms ownership and 'common sense' gun laws. We gun owners have been utterly unreasonable and lacking in common sense for roughly 20 years. And by golly, look where it's got us! We've whomped the enemies of gun rights into quivering submission." (for publication 05/14)

https://www.swatmag.com/articles/view/the-20-year-fight-for-gun-rights

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Should soldiers be allowed to bear arms on base?

Fox News Forum
by John Lott

"In debates on gun control, gun opponents usually speculate about what might go wrong. Unfortunately, the current debate over arming soldiers on military bases is no different. Except for the military police, soldiers on military bases are banned from carrying guns. ... After the attack at Fort Hood this past week, many soldiers no doubt wished they had been carrying a gun. The six minutes before military police arrived at the scene proved much too long for the three people killed and 16 wounded." (04/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nowyg3p

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His goal is gaol

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

"This is not Europe, Russia, or China. Thanks to hundreds of idiotic blunders by the current administration, the American people are on full alert, better informed about their rights, and better prepared to defend them, than at any previous time in the nation's history. They are fully aware that victim disarmament -- what progressive fascists call 'gun control' -- is intended for only one purpose: to make life safer and more convenient for would-be tinpot dictators like Weinstein and Torcello, so they can do things to people like us -- America's Productive Class -- that they can't do if we still have our guns." (04/07/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle765-20140406-02.html

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Women and guns, women and freedom

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe

"But I fear that a lot of the new women who are buying guns, taking training, and enjoying the skills and thrills of shooting sports haven't (yet) grasped the bigger implications of their choices. That is, they still have a ways to go before they understand that guns don't merely protect people; they potentially protect freedom. Without greater understanding of history, of the principles of liberty, and of the Bill of Rights, many of these women may go no farther than they already have." (04/06/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/women-and-guns-women-and-freedom.htm

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Bob Costas defends his anti-guncasting on late night TV

Garry Reed Libertarian News Examiner
by Garry Reed

"Yes, there is a Gun Culture, in sports as in our general society, just as there is a Car Culture, Horse Culture, Theatre Culture and even, as Costas knows full well, a Sports Culture. All of these subcultures refer to people who are deeply involved in their chosen interests. But these subcultures comprise far more people than just the fanatics that Costas implies." (04/08/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pft7qz4

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Going unarmed is an anti-social act

Strike the Root
by Paul Bonneau

"People who do not defend themselves are passive consumers of protection. The state likes passive people, and it promises protection. Of course, the same people who are passive consumers of protection are likely to be passive consumers of 'education' or information as well. The state promises that service, too. After a while, with this information provided by the state, the consumers start to think the only way protection can happen is when the state provides it; or they might think the only way it can be provided 'fairly' is via the state; or they might think that competing providers like vigilance committees are evil in some way." (04/08/14)

http://www.strike-the-root.com/going-unarmed-is-antisocial-act

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Gun control

Cagle Post
by Bob Englehart

Cartoon. (04/04/14)

http://www.cagle.com/2014/04/gun-control/

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Gun control madness

Bumper Hornberger Future of Freedom Foundation
by Jacob G. Hornberger

"It never ceases to amaze me how gun controllers just don’t get it. No matter how many times we point out the fallacies of their position, they just keep repeating the same old fallacious gun-control mantras." (04/01/14)

http://fff.org/2014/04/01/gun-control-madness/

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There is no case for gun control

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Darren Wolfe

"Let's discuss the gun issue here. I'm going to ask everyone, on all sides of the issue, to refrain from snark, condescension, insults, & making it personal. This is about the issue not the people discussing it. Please review the Code of Conduct before posting. " (03/31/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle764-20140330-05.html

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 3-23-2014

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"I just wonder why the guns were still on premises. from the article ... In a previous post, Hall complained, 'Well Connecticut state police are on their way to seize all of my firearms ... what the fuck happened to my 2nd amendment .... this is unjustified .... and this is no bullshit either .... they are really on their way with a court order for me to hand over my firearms!' MY response would be 'I shipped them to an out of state relative.' This poor guy decides to straighten out his life and get sober. NOW the state confiscates his guns." (03/24/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle763-20140323-06.html

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The latest victory for the Second Amendment

Liberty Unbound Liberty Unbound
by Michael Christian

"In theory, the bold, frequent use of civil liberties tends to protect them. But it’s no guarantee. Both of these statements find support in the recent history of gun-related legislation in California." (03/24/14)

http://libertyunbound.com/node/1225

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Interview: Jim Fuller, founder of Rifle Dynamics, part 2

Hawaii Reporter
by Robert Kay

"In this second of a two-part series, Jim talks about his favorite third party parts which will add luster and dependability to your rifle." (03/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/noh27a9

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Interview: Jim Fuller, founder of Rifle Dynamics, part 1

Hawaii Reporter
by Robert Kay

"Jim Fuller has established himself over the last several years as one of the most sought after AK gunsmiths in the nation. His Las Vegas-based company, Rifle Dynamics, was founded in 2007 with the purpose of providing 'fighting weapons and training for the fighting professionals.' ... In this first of a two-part interview series, Jim talks about his background and makes some suggestions on purchasing an off the shelf AK." (03/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ojjyhnl

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Guns and deaths, a non-US problem

The Libertarian Enterprise
by CD Michel

"Contrary to propagandists, the gun homicide rate in the United States is comparatively meager by international standards." (03/17/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle762-20140316-04.html

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Magpul fascists on the prowl

The Price of Liberty
by Bradley Harrington

"So, Magpul Industries of Erie, Colorado, a company which manufactures firearms accessories, is relocating to Cheyenne, thanks to the dumb gun laws our Colorado comrades insist on passing. On the face of it, good news. Who doesn’t want a company to move here and bring jobs and wealth with them? ... I’m afraid, however, that things aren’t quite that simple -- for Magpul will receive a chunk of government largess in order to subsidize that move ..." (03/16/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4002

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“Insanity” is now gun control—Are you nuts?

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Alan Korwin

"This -- the slippery mental-health database entries as a gun-ban tool is a battleground for our rights we have not recognized yet. The quiet 'reasonable' drumbeat to find and lockup the crazies is not getting softer. Everyone is afraid to speak out against mental health -- and the priesthood of head doctors running that crazy carnival. Eventually, the propagandists who are already attacking everything about gun ownership will slip into the obvious -- the very desire to even own a gun is practically proof that you must be nuts. What sane person would want to own a killing machine, right?" (03/17/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle762-20140316-03.html

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The new Inquisition

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

"Psychology can be fooled into incarcerating individuals who are perfectly sane, as it once did with Nellie Bly, a courageous reporter investigating conditions in a New York mental asylum late in the 19th century. Nor have its powers of diagnosis much improved since then. On the other hand, if, like Ezra Pound or Frances Farmer (look them up), you hold opinions contrary to those the government wants you to hold -- especially today on global warming, gun ownership, race relations, or the meaning and significance of the U.S. Constitution -- it will more than question your sanity, it will lock you up and tear it to bits." (03/16/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle762-20140316-02.html

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Psycho door-kicking cop embodies strong argument against gun registration

JD Tuccille Reason
by JD Tuccille

"Gun rights circles are buzzing over Facebook gloating by a Branford, Connecticut, police officer over the power the state's new gun (and magazine) registration law gives him to kick in doors and snatch firearms. The comments seem to have earned Officer Joseph Peterson a little time out of the office. They also wonderfully illustrate the dangers of letting politicians turn every bugaboo and pet peeve into an excuse for officials great and small to use their power against citizens. Because even if some restrictive laws are good ideas (and most are not), they'll inevitably be enforced by people who will abuse their authority." (03/12/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pb6xn7k

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 3-9-2014

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"As has become my custom I shall begin this one with a piece from Mama Liberty, AKA Susan Callaway, NRA certified instructor for firearms and self defense. Today's entry is one of her older treatises on situational awareness and self defense. EVEN if you are well trained in self defense, a few minutes to review the material, and compare it to your regular practices might be a good idea .... Yes, Rob, they ARE hypocrites. Didn't you realize that they've ALWAYS been more equal than the rest of us? " (03/11/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle761-20140309-06.html

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Blazing ignorance

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Ben Lewis

"I have long since abandoned talk radio after coming to the realization that, no offense, most of the personalities were pontificating blatherskites who were far less informed than their on-air demeanor would indicate. Even so, in moments of weakness, I occasionally find myself flipping the radio to AM just to see what I’m missing. Fortuitously, Monday was one of those days. I was driving in my car around lunchtime and nothing on my iPod sounded appealing, so I decided to see what Glenn Beck was talking about. As it turned out, Beck was out and Buck Sexton was filling in. To my surprise and delight, during a discussion of the day’s trending stories on theblaze.com, Sexton discussed a piece about Missouri’s efforts to nullify federal gun control laws." (03/11/14)

http://tenthamendmentcenter.com/2014/03/ 11/blazing-ignorance/

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Why the NSA undermines national security

Reuters
by Eileen Donahoe

"Questions about the legitimacy and efficacy of the mass-surveillance techniques used by the National Security Agency continue to swirl around the globe. The debate in the United States has mostly focused on a misleading trade-off between security and privacy. ... But this zero-sum framework ignores the significant damage that the NSA’s practices have done to U.S. national security. In a global digital world, national security depends on many factors beyond surveillance capacities, and over-reliance on global data collection can create unintended security vulnerabilities." (03/06/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kq9t5md

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The 100% armed society

The Libertarian Enterprise
by Paul Bonneau

"It is interesting to think how differently a 100% armed society would work, in contrast to what we are familiar with. One might ask, 'Why bother? It could never happen...' Well, there are many things that could never happen in the past, that eventually did happen. One possible example of a 100% armed society that is easy to conceive right now is a voluntary community that includes a contractual agreement for those joining it, including a commitment to always go armed. With guns now available such as the 'no excuses' (to be disarmed) Keltec P-32 and P3AT, this would hardly be any kind of burden, literal or financial. Social pressures in such a community would keep the commitment operating." (03/03/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle760-20140302-05.html

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Connecticut, the “police state”

The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

"Supposedly, there are between 20,000 and 100,000 residents (can’t call 'em citizens, any more) of Connecticut who have not registered or gotten rid of their 'assault weapons.' (JPFO has a good summary article here.) Presumably many more have 'sniper weapons' (any long arm from .223 caliber on up). This occupation army, with only between 1200 and 1700 thugs, could disappear from the face of the earth and have to answer to God for their evil deeds in a matter of minutes. The Police State COULD end that quickly. If there are enough people with courage and conviction and love of liberty left in that state." (03/03/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=3888

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Please plan accordingly

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

"On Saturday, March 1, 2014 I attended a RK gun show on Jonesboro Road in Atlanta. I met a retired police officer who now owns a franchise with Noah's Pantry, a company that manufacturers emergency/survival food. He lives in Tennessee on 20+ acres, at the end of a long dirt road. He told me that not long ago, around 10pm, he saw 3 cars coming up his 1/4 mile driveway. The cars stopped about 300 feet from his house. The occupants turned off their car lights. Through the dark he was able to make out 4 men silently walking toward his house. With his AR-15 in hand, he exited the rear of his home, circled around and waited on the edge of his porch. When the men stepped on the porch he turned on a bright flashlight and said, 'Hands in the air.' The 4 men complied. They were the sheriffs of two Tennessee counties, one deputy and a FEMA officer. All were armed." (03/02/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle760-20140302-03.html

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The First Amendment weeps

Timothy J. Taylor Authority!
by Timothy J Taylor

"Texas election law bans campaigning for any 'candidate, measure or political party' within 100 feet of polling place. Violators can be charged with a misdemeanor. In other words, the statist authorities in Texas regarded Driskill’s wearing a T-shirt expressing gun rights at a polling place as a crime. Exercising one’s First Amendment rights in Texas is a crime. It’s considered a crime because his T-shirt could be construed as campaigning in support of gun rights. The primary ballot includes a proposition asking for a yes or no vote on expanded support for the Second Amendment and the places where a concealed weapon can be legally carried. Mercifully, the guy wasn’t charged with a crime, though he might have been under this patently unconstitutional law." (02/27/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lkojvz7

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Doctoring data on kids and guns

The Libertarian Enterprise
by CD Michel

"That a medical student may have doctored data is both a crime and a terrible pun. But this is probably what happened when a student formerly from the University of Michigan Medical School presented a paper at the American Academy of Pediatrics convention, and the media apishly copied headlines about the paper's claims concerning the intersection of guns and kids. Since reporters are generally not well educated [should I end the sentence there] on criminology, statistics, robust data sources and the minutia of gun policy, they accepted the paper without scrutiny. So I'll have to roll-up my sleeves and dig into this one for the reporters who wouldn't." (02/24/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle759-20140223-03.html

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The auction block comes to Colorado

L. Neil Smith The Libertarian Enterprise
by L. Neil Smith

"Our concern, here, is not so much with the religious or free speech aspects of the First Amendment, as with the Thirteenth Amendment. It isn't really that surprising: underneath the skin of every 'progressive,' there is a would-be plantation-owner and slave-keeper, struggling to get out. Democrats have a long, sick history of always supporting involuntary servitude of one kind or another. It's why they're all such fans of victim disarmament -- you can't have slaves running around the plantation toting guns, now, can you?" (02/24/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle759-20140223-02.html

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MO gun data makes misleading case for more control

Fox News Forum
by John Lott

"With headlines claiming 'Study Shows Gun Control Works,' media outlets such as CBS, MSNBC, PBS, Washington Post, and BBC were breathless over a soon-to-be-released study by Daniel Webster in the Journal of Urban Health. The claim is that when Missouri in 2007 made it easier to buy handguns, the murder rate went up relative to the U.S. murder rate. Prior to August 2007, Missouri law had established what is known as a universal background check, closing down the so-called gun show loophole." (02/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kl4mzda

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The Second Amendment case the Supreme Court must take

Ilya Shapiro Cato Institute
by Ilya Shapiro

"Until the Supreme Court ruled in the 2008 case of District of Columbia v. Heller that the Second Amendment protects the right to armed self-defense, many lower courts gave this important provision short shrift. Lacking guidance from above, they linked the right to some undefined militia service, effectively reading it out of the Constitution. Six years later, they’re at it again." (02/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pk6wcdw

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On Target interview: A conversation with Marc Krebs, part 1

Hawaii Reporter
by Rob Kay

"A gunsmith, is by definition part machinist, engineer and artist. Not only must everything operate optimally and dependably but it should also incorporate a quality of industrial design that is both functional and aesthetically pleasing. In the case of a Krebs Custom-designed gun, you get a combination of utility and aesthetics. At his Wauconda, IL shop, Marc and his team craft some of the most sought after AKs on the market." (02/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kzvg5g2

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