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SC: Homeowner tells officers that he fatally shot an intruder

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)

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

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)

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PA: Novel law prompts towns to rescind gun measures

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the new law in putting nearly 100 Pennsylvania municipalities on notice that they would face legal action unless they rescinded their firearms laws. At least 22 of those municipalities have already repealed them, or indicated they planned to do so, according to Prince, who specializes in firearms law and is based in southeastern Pennsylvania."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)

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NH: House votes to allow concealed weapons in chamber

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)

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OH: Off-duty police officer negligently shoots himself

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)

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PA: Alleged intruder fatally shot by homeowner

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)

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Former Delta airline worker arrested for helping sell constitutionally protected merchandise

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)

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

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)

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MT: Man convicted of killing German exchange student

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)

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US Senate confirms victim disarmament supporter as Surgeon General

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)

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TX: Politicians weigh “allowing” open carry

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)

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

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)

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KS: Two shot while breaking into Chesney Park home

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)

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NC: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

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

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)

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OH: School district mulls giving teachers access to guns

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)

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DC: Woman jailed in White House protest had purple pistol

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)

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NYC: “NYPD” gang abducts gun vendors

New York Daily News

"Cops and state investigators cuffed a crew of gun runners who transported dozens of illegal [sic] weapons from Florida to Chinatown in commuter buses -- a gun-selling ring run by a woman bus dispatcher, law enforcement sources said Wednesday. With her grandmother and two children in tow, ringleader Natasha Harris, 33, routinely purchased pistols at gun shows in Florida -- where gun-licensing laws [sic] are less strict -- and then secured the firearms in the cargo holds of inexpensive overnight commuter bus lines in a purple suitcase she used on multiple occasions." (11/19/14)

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WV: Suspect dead in home invasion shooting

Your4State

"Officers with Martinsburg Police Department responded to a home on Winchester Avenue Friday around 11:25 p.m. for a report of a home invasion involving a shooting. It was later learned an elderly handicapped man was home when two men kicked in his door, and were believed to be attempting to rob the man. The victim took a gun to attempt to scare off the two men. However, according to the victim, one of the intruders grabbed the gun. The gun then went off, shooting the suspect in the chest where he then collapsed." (11/08/14)

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The bullet that could make 3D printed guns practical deadly weapons

Wired

"As 3-D printed guns have evolved over the past 18 months from a science-fictional experiment into a subculture, they’ve faced a fundamental limitation: Cheap plastic isn’t the best material to contain an explosive blast. Now an amateur gunsmith has instead found a way to transfer that stress to a component that’s actually made of metal—the ammunition. Michael Crumling, a 25-year-old machinist from York, Pennsylvania, has developed a round designed specifically to be fired from 3-D printed guns. His ammunition uses a thicker steel shell with a lead bullet inserted an inch inside, deep enough that the shell can contain the explosion of the round's gunpowder instead of transferring that force to the plastic body or barrel of the gun. Crumling says that allows a home-printed firearm made from even the cheapest materials to be fired again and again without cracking or deformation." (11/05/14)

http://www.wired.com/2014/11/atlas-314-3-d-printed-guns-bullets/

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OH: Fifth-grade girl may be expelled for school bus gun threat

Fox News Fox News

"Officials in a northeast Ohio school district have suspended a fifth-grader who they say threatened to shoot another student on the school bus. Jackson-Milton School District superintendent Kirk Baker says the child was suspended from the bus after the alleged threat Tuesday. There will be a hearing that may result in the girl being expelled. The (Youngstown) Vindicator reports that the guardian of the child who was threatened filed a police report Tuesday." [editor's note: Time out! A 10-yr-old girl makes a VERBAL threat (with who knows what provocation, or even maybe after an attack?), and is now being treated as a criminal? Say what? - SAT] (11/05/14)

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WV: Intruder shot dead in Kanawha County

WCHS Radio 58

"A burglar may have taken one chance too many in Kanawha County. Kanawha County Sheriff's Department deputies said a man was shot and killed when he broke into a home in the 200 block of Campbell's Creek Drive around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday. ... Authorities have identified the intruder, but have not released his name. A full investigation is underway and the homeowner has been cooperative. Deputies do not plan to file charges against the unidentified homeowner, but will present their findings to the Kanawha County prosecutor's office to determine if charges are necessary. Humphreys said investigators are operating under the assumption the homeowner fired the fatal shot in self defense." (11/05/14)

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UT: Feminist cancels speech because regime won’t disarm attendees

Salt Lake Tribune

"Anita Sarkeesian has shown up for speaking engagements amidst terror threats before. But after learning that Utah State University was legally forbidden from restricting firearms at a Wednesday lecture over which she received a death threat, the nationally-known feminist writer and video game critic canceled her appearance. ... Sarkeesian confirmed, via Tweet: 'Forced [sic] to cancel my talk at USU after receiving death threats because police wouldn't take steps to prevent concealed firearms at the event.'" (10/15/14)

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PA: Establishment robbers exchange gunfire with freelancers

New York Daily News

"A Pennsylvania state representative exchanged gunfire with a pair of criminals late Tuesday night, according to a report. Reps. Marty Flynn (D-Scranton) and Ryan Bizzarro (D-Erie) were approached by two gunmen with bandanas covering their faces .... Flynn, a former prison guard and MMA fighter, was also armed when the crooks held them at gunpoint from a few feet away and a third suspect watched from a vehicle, according to the news service. Bullets were reportedly fired from both the lawmaker and the lawbreakers before all three suspects were arrested. Neither politician was injured." (10/15/14)

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CA: Brown signs victim disarmament “restraining order” bill

Reuters

"People who fear a close relative may commit gun violence will be able to petition a judge to temporarily remove the person's firearms in California, under a bill signed into law on Tuesday by Democratic Governor Jerry Brown. ... Under the so-called gun violence restraining order in the court system, immediate family members and law enforcement agencies could ask a judge to order guns temporarily removed from certain individuals. The restraining order would last 21 days, and could be extended up to a year, after a notice and a hearing." (09/30/14)

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“The NRA is facing disaster.”

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"As most readers here already know, I am no longer a member of the NRA, even though I continue as an NRA Certified instructor. The idea that they would even entertain the nomination of a sworn enemy to the board is reason to think that the NRA has finally outlived any possible use to the rational gun owning public. But I hope I’m wrong." (01/24/15)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6849

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Background checks: Inside the mind of Alan Gottlieb

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe

"Washington state gun owners are being smashed between a rock and a hard place. The disaster -- which is bound to be bloody -- will likely shape the gun-rights fight in states across the nation. And the outcome for people far beyond Washington state may depend on Alan Gottlieb. Which terrifies me. And should terrify you." (01/21/15)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=603

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Don’t sit there complaining … do something!

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"I have a headache ... Reading about the gun grabbers, their collaborators and apologists in Washington State last week, and in Texas -- not to mention Colorado, Nevada and California over the last few months. Compromise artists like Alan Gottlieb, occasional outbursts of marginally useful to downright nutty OC demonstrations, and the ongoing push/pull of public opinion, usually without much clear reasoning or understanding of the facts ... The gun grabber biased media is the Chinese water torture of the decade. Personally, I consider attempts to deal with this via politics, demonstrations, letters to the editor and so forth to be a waste of time, even if not directly counterproductive. Each person has to do what they think is best, obviously, but if you are not inclined to political games like that, don’t let anyone tell you that you those are the only things you can do to promote or protect your rights. Nothing could be farther from the truth." (01/17/15)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6790

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Wanted: Armed satirists

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"I have a suggestion. Bear arms. Commenting on the terrorist attack on Charlie Hebdo, a Reason.com reader points to a profile of Henry Jarvis Raymond (1820-1869) at the website of Green-Wood cemetery. At the moment, the most urgently relevant detail of Green-Wood's profile is not Raymond's co-founding of The New York Times, his politics or his friendship with Abraham Lincoln, but how he defended his paper against threat of assault." (01/12/15)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2015/01/12/satirists/

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When guns are outlawed, Cambodia will be tits-deep in guns

JD Tuccille Reason
by JD Tuccille

"Four hundred homemade guns, 24 crossbows, and 360 'electro-fishing' kits were put to the torch on Tuesday by police in Cambodia's Banteay Meanchey province, reports The Phnom Penh Post. The weapons were mostly voluntarily turned over for destruction as part of 'efforts to reduce crimes such as robbery, illegal hunting and illegal fishing,' according to the local top cop. That's pretty interesting, considering that civilian ownership of firearms has been illegal in Cambodia since 1999. Apparently, the memo is taking a while to make the rounds. Then again, maybe the memo did make the rounds, and is being used as wadding in hand-loaded shotgun shells." (01/09/15)

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The unmentioned

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Watching as much of the news and reading as many of the commentaries as I can manage, one thing stands out as a question not being asked, a topic not being mentioned almost anywhere. The people targeted by the terrorists were not armed ... none of them. They had zero effective ways to participate in their own defense. They were sitting ducks, conditioned to believe that the police would or could protect them and that they would be wrong to even wish for other options. The question of the motives of the attackers, their religion or any of the rest of it seems distinctly secondary to this vital issue." (01/09/15)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6682

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When seconds count …

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Sheila Stokes-Begley

"The Police are just minutes away, just minutes away. How long have we been told by people control via gun control politicians and advocates that firearms owned by private citizen/subjects make U.S. 'less civilized' less 'safe' as a country? It seems to me that such statements usually come from people with a plethora of body guards. Either paid for with our tax dollars or their own fine salaries often earned by the movies they make. Paid for by us, the great unwashed masses." (01/11/15)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=577

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Retail sales down, with one intriguing exception

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

"America's remaining retailers were already pretty well shell-shocked after seven years of Great Recession administered by those geniuses from Goldman Sachs. But store owners got whacked again when they totaled up retail sales for the long Thanksgiving weekend -- traditional start of the Christmas shopping season -- and found they were down 11 percent from an already lackluster 2013. ... Isn't there any sector that’s doing better? I'm glad you asked." (01/08/15)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2346

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Gun control and the police state

Students For Liberty Students For Liberty
by Nathan Goodman

"Gun control will not solve the problems of the racist police state and prison state. Rather, gun control laws have been one source of fuel for the fire of state violence. Expanding gun control means expanding the power of police to harass, coerce, and cage." (01/06/15)

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PBS — Propaganda B* S*

J. Neil Schulman J Neil Schulman @ Rational Review
by J Neil Schulman

"Suppose PBS's Frontline producers wanted to do a show about the use of automobiles in America, and showed only a Red Asphalt type of gruesome vehicular fatalities -- never mentioning even for a second all the times people got where they were going safely, usefully, and conveniently. Suppose there wasn't a single example in this documentary about the use of automobiles in getting to work or going on a family vacation. Further suppose that the documentary juxtaposed these obviously destructive automotive death traps with profiles of the American Automobile Association and their powerful Washington lobbyists? Would one reasonably conclude we were seeing a one-sided propaganda piece?" (01/07/15)

http://jneilschulman.rationalreview.com/2015/01/pbs-propaganda-bs/

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Why most Americans oppose more gun control

Fox News Fox News Forum
by Dr. John R. Lott Jr.

"A new Pew Research Center survey finds that, for the first time in their surveys, the majority of Americans oppose more gun control. Gallup and CNN polls tell a similar story. Opposition to gun control has been increasing over at least the last couple of decades. Gun control groups have spent hundreds of millions of dollars to try to convince Americans that gun control is the answer. In 2013, gun owners’ groups (including the NRA) spent less than one seventh as much on television advertisements. This year looks to be even more lopsided, thanks to the unrelenting efforts of individuals such as Michael Bloomberg, George Soros and Gabriel Giffords." (12/30/14)

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Gunsmoke gets in your eyes

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Last time I wrote about shooting I covered a few things about ear protection. Earlier, I covered lead exposure. The same care should be taken to protect our eyes when we shoot, but I wonder how many people even give it much thought." (01/01/15)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6577

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The thin blue line

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Sheila Stokes-Begley

"We are beginning to see what I fear is the start of something that will evolve into something really, really ugly. The erosion of the 'Thin Blue Line.' There are some people that support the law enforcement community no matter what. I am not one of those. I think people like the officer (Kevin Dupre) from Cleburne Texas that called these dogs over to him by making kissing noises and then killed them need to rot in hell. I truly hope there is a special place in hell for people like him. Just so I’m clear on how I feel about this piece of scum." (12/27/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=531

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Refusal as a weapon

Sipsey Street Irregulars
by Mike Vanderboegh

"The failures of the 'mainstream gun rights groups' to protect liberty and property from Bloomberg's assaults have forced the American people -- an eminently practical people -- to make their own arrangements. If this risks exposing the increasing irrelevance of such groups there is nothing we can do about it. (Although there is certainly something THEY can do about it -- thinking and acting outside the boxes of their own comfort zones would be a good start.) But the fact of the matter is that, as demonstrated now by almost two years of experiences THERE IS NO UNCONSTITUTIONAL LAW THAT MIKE BLOOMBERG CAN BUY THAT WE CANNOT NULLIFY WITH ARMED CIVIL DISOBEDIENCE." (12/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/po7a9yq

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An unavoidable truth about terrorism

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

"Peace is neither won nor maintained by the unarmed. Clearly, government cannot -- will not -- protect us; we must protect ourselves. I was reminded recently that I once said that terrorism is decentralized. It has no leader. It has no center. It's a diffuse phenomenon, best dealt with by diffuse means: in this country, that means hundreds of millions of armed individuals. Terrorism is the kind of problem that can't be solved by a handful of heavily-armed thugs, prancing around in their military fat-suits, but by the average suburban housewife -- multiplied by a hundred million -- with three small kiddies in tow and a .380 automatic in her purse." (12/21/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle802-20141221-02.html

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Beware of legislators seeking anonymity

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"The National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF) reports that a band of cowardly legislators quietly got together to form an association dedicated to relieving you of your gun rights." (12/19/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=506

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Now hear this

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"[Y]ou can believe that I am very, VERY careful to maintain good hearing protection when I shoot. I’ve made the big mistake of firing a gun, or being nearby when one is fired without protection, and it has not happened often if I could do anything about it. But yesterday, at the start of the weekly shooting clinic I host here, I had the misfortune to be exposed to that first shot without much protection at all. I fired a 9mm pistol at an indoor range. It hurt, and my ears buzzed for several hours." (12/18/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6504

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant, 12/14/14

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"I'd like to deal with a topic that some people just refuse to comprehend. Human rights. For some reason, 'Human Rights Activists' constantly support disarming people. They NEVER think about the poor, the downtrodden, the victims. They constantly demand someone 'do something' whenever a story about poor villagers being massacred, or poor blacks dying in Chicago from a gunshot, or Chinese peasants being killed by their government. Yet they ignore the most important part -- the victims are ALWAYS unarmed by law." (12/14/14)

http://www.ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle801-20141214-05.html

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Gun nuts

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"'Gun violence is as serious as the Ebola virus is being represented in the media,' says Beloit, Wisconsin, Police Chief Norm Jacobs, 'and we should fight it using the tools that we've learned from our health providers.' Hmmmm, I immediately wondered what tools used against Ebola could possibly be used against 'gun violence.' Will police don Hazmat suits? Should we quarantine criminals who shoot and kill people? (Well, more on that shortly.) No, the Beloit Police Department is launching a new program asking city residents to voluntarily permit officers to search their homes for guns." (12/09/14)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2014/12/09/gun-nuts/

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US groups strengthen security infrastructure

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"One would think that taking responsibility for their own safety in the wake of horrific attacks on the synagogue at Har Nof and increased anti-Semitic sentiments both in the United States and in Europe would be a wise thing for every Jew to do. I certainly was thrilled to read in the Washington Post that U.S. Jewish institutions were beginning to examine their security ... Until I actually read the Washington Post article." (12/08/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=466

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Home invasion

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"You wake in the night, hearing glass breaking, or maybe someone pounding on the front door hard enough to rattle the walls. INTRUDERS! ALERT! Condition RED! Check. You jump out of bed, grab your gun and charge down the stairs ... OOPS! WAIT a minute. Not so fast. Do you have a plan to deal with something like this? If not, why not?" (12/06/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6349

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God made men and women. Colonel Colt made them equal.

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

"Like Charlie Brown trying to kick the football, gun owners should not pin too many hopes on GOP promises to 'roll back' harm already done. Or do we believe the GOP is about to enact legislation to disband the unconstitutional BATF, while strongly recommending that manufacturers stop placing serial numbers on firearms, since that 'only encourages registration?'" (12/04/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2244

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The new gun suspect: Every school child

The Daily Bell
by Wendy McElroy

"The use public schools as social reform institutions continues full-bore as evidenced by the new push to turn them into gun-control factories. The Obama administration is obsessed with eliminating gun ownership at its root by defining the behavior and beliefs of a fresh generation. To date, most anti-gun efforts in schools have focused on punishment. News stories abound of students being disciplined for drawings, for playing cowboy or for pointing a finger like a gun. ... The anti-gun focus is expanding from mere punishment. This year, school children across America will be mentally screened and monitored in order to promote a gun-control agenda." (11/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ososuf5

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Never had any doubt

Nicki Kenyon The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"How many times have we heard gun control advocates snottily ridicule us for knowing our own history? For understanding the nature of statism? 'This isn’t Nazi Germany,' they say. 'No one is going to disarm you and victimize you.' 'Registration is a safety measure,' they claim. 'It's a crime prevention measure.' Is it? From Buffalo, NY comes a report that details a plan by the police department in that city to begin confiscating firearms of legal gun owners after their deaths." (11/16/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=368

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Intellectual dishonesty

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Sean Gangol

"The first time I ever got politically involved with anything, I was about nineteen. Like most teenagers I hadn't really given a second thought to anything political. That was until the tragic shootings at Columbine. The bodies of those poor souls weren't even cold, before politicians, celebrities and anti-gun organizations were calling for more victim disarmament policies. While I was never overly-political, I did believe that the right to keep and bear arms was a natural right, which seemed like it was being attacked on all fronts. It was then that I decided that the best way to defend the Second Amendment was to learn the facts. Since I was still nineteen, I had somewhat of a naive view of the world, so I was quite shocked to learn that the opposite of what the anti-gun side claimed was true." (11/16/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle797-20141116-03.html

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Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft

The Price of Liberty
by Kevin Wilmeth

"Airguns, BB guns, and Airsoft guns are each very different things. The three types can sometimes use the same 'powerplant' for propelling their ammunition (e.g., CO2, spring-piston) but the ammunition is fundamentally different in a non-trivial way." (11/17/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6199

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It’s too COLD to shoot

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Some time ago, I wrote about it being “Too Hot To Shoot.” Dry fire was the suggestion then, and it still works to maintain skills when it is too cold. But there are other things we can do as well." (11/13/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6166

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Of fevered dreams and helpless victims

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe

"During my rational waking hours I know that I-594 will never stand as written. It will be challenged in court on numerous grounds. Police will never be able to enforce its completely insane provisions. ... But in vulnerable moments — like right before falling asleep or upon waking in the middle of the night — I-594 chills me." (11/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=321

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Rights are not up for grabs or votes

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"Make no mistake, these are rights. The right to keep and bear arms is a natural right that stems from the right to life and the right to defend your life. Why allow petty elected tyrants to control what tool you use to do it?" (11/09/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=309

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Getting the lead out

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"I was always aware of the dangers of lead poisoning, but had not investigated how serious it can be related to shooting, and how really simple it is to prevent contamination. A recent article inspired me to do much more investigation of the potential problem, and I must say the new information has reinforced the need for the nominal precautions I’ve been taking -- and spurred me to much greater efforts. I asked Nathan Barton, a specialist in hazardous waste disposal, to give his take on this topic as well." (11/04/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6014

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Shootings take their toll

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"How many times do we hear gun grabbers accuse us of itching for that next kill, being bloodthirsty, hoping we get to use our firearms to kill others? I suppose it's part of their public affairs tactic -- make the enemy seem as unpalatable and unsympathetic as possible. Most of them don't understand the difference between murder and killing -- and if they do understand the difference, they have a tendency to gloss over it in order to paint the adversary as a monster." (11/04/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=297

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More guns plus less war equals real security

US Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX) The Daily Bell
by Ron Paul

"Last week's tragic shootings in Canada and Washington state are certain to lead to new calls for gun control. The media-generated fear over 'lone wolf terrorists' will enable the gun control lobby to smear Second Amendment supporters as 'pro-terrorist.' Marketing gun control as an anti-terrorist measure will also enable gun control supporters to ally with those who support any infringement on liberty done in the name of 'homeland security.' As with most infringements on liberty, gun control will not only make us less free, it will make us less safe." (11/03/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l45w8kw

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Elections: I got those I wish I didn’t care but I care anyway blues

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Vladka Peltel

"I try not to think of elections as anything more than a team contest, sort of like the Super Bowl or the World Series, but for people with less talent. This month I care very much, though. Mostly I care in the same way I might care about who wins the Super Bowl. It might be dramatic or suspenseful to see if the R's beat the D's for the Senate as most oddsmakers are saying, but life and freedom probably won't depend on whether Joni Ernst grabs that Senate seat from Iowa (though I like her) or Mary Landrieu has to go into a runoff election in Louisiana (though I'd like to see that political biotch driven back into the bayous, never to be seen again). The thing I really care about this month has nothing to do with politicians and everything to do with common people and our rights. I'm talking about initiative 594 in Washington state. Even for people who don't live in or near Washington this is a big one." (11/02/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=282

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Alert! Adrenaline rush coming

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Carrying a gun is an awesome responsibility. I am not free to indulge my fears, hates, or the occasional adrenalin rush. The better handle I have on those, the less chance there is of making a serious mistake. I have much more to learn." (10/31/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=6045

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The state-level plan to nullify federal gun control

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Scott Landreth

"Want to stop federal gun control but don’t know where to start? Interested in solutions from the founding fathers? Looking for model legislation to get things done? The new ShallNot handbook for legislators and grassroots activists is the tool you need to protect the 2nd Amendment from federal abuse. The ShallNot handbook serves as a guide to how the states can preserve the Second Amendment whether the politicians in Washington D.C., or the special interests that support them, want us to or not." (10/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/qzujc3e

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