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UT: Teacher negligently discharges gun, wounds self

Seattle Times

"A Utah elementary school teacher who was carrying a concealed firearm at school was struck by fragments from a bullet and a porcelain toilet when she negligently fired her gun] in a faculty bathroom on Thursday, officials said. The sixth-grade teacher at Westbrook Elementary School, in the Salt Lake City suburb of Taylorsville, was injured when the bullet struck a toilet and caused it to explode, Granite School District spokesman Ben Horsley said." [editor's note: The story uses the word "accidentally," but that's almost certainly not true. Unless there's an undetectable defect in the gun, the two kinds of discharges are "intentional" and "negligent" - TLK] (09/11/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pw2fwgg

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TX: Some teachers packing heat, school district signs alert visitors

Fox News

"A school district outside Dallas will reportedly continue to allow some teachers to carry guns in school, and posted signs on school campuses warning that teachers 'may use whatever force is necessary to protect our students.' NewFix's CW33 reported that Argyle teachers will continue to be allowed to be armed on campus under the state's Protection of Texas Children Act. The report said these gun-toting teachers are required to have a handgun license, pass a psychological test and go through emergency response training." (08/28/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nrz94k5

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IN: Homeowner shoots, kills intruder

WBIW News

"Police are investigating after a homeowner shot and killed an intruder Sunday afternoon on the near north side. The incident happened in the 3100 block of N. College Avenue around 1:00 p.m., according to police. Investigators say several men were in the house on the west side of College Avenue when three men tried to get into the house. Gunfire was exchanged and one of the suspected intruders was killed." (07/27/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pwkmx7x

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DC: Federal judge strikes down ban on handguns outside home

New York Daily News

"A federal judge has ruled that the District of Columbia’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home is unconstitutional. In a 19-page ruling made public Saturday, U.S. District Judge Frederick J. Scullin concluded that the Second Amendment gives people the right to carry a gun outside their home for self-defense." (07/27/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k4fvk2e

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PA: Doctor shoots patient who killed caseworker

USA Today

"A psychiatric outpatient opened fire Thursday inside a psychiatrist's office at a hospital near Philadelphia, killing his caseworker and slightly wounding the doctor, who reportedly shot the gunman with his personal firearm, authorities said. The suspect was reported in critical condition after the shooting at 2:20 p.m. in an office at the Mercy Wellness Center of Mercy Fitzgerald Hospital in Darby, Delaware County District Attorney Jack Whelan said at a news conference. The unidentified 52-year-old doctor shot the suspect three times and suffered a graze wound when the suspect returned fire, Whelan said the preliminary investigation had found. Two guns were recovered." (07/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kb9lmwn

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Gunmaker Beretta moving from Maryland to Tennessee

Raw Story

"Gunmaker Beretta USA Corp is moving its manufacturing business from Maryland to Tennessee because of Maryland’s strict new firearms law, the company said. The Italian-owned company will shut down its manufacturing plant at Accokeek, Maryland, and move to a new one it is building in Gallatin, Tennessee. The $45 million Gallatin site is scheduled to open in 2015. Beretta said on Tuesday it was concerned that during debate on the Firearm Safety Act of 2013 the Maryland Senate had voted to bar the company from being able to manufacture, store or import firearms, as it had done since 1977." (07/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nxkv6m4

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CA: Resident fatally shoots alleged intruder

Long Beach Post

"Detectives believe the woman fatally shot on Tuesday night in Bixby Knolls may have been committing a crime inside a resident's home before the shooting occurred. According to Deputy Chief David Hendricks, a man returned to his home to find the woman inside. 'What we believe happened at this time was the resident came home and possibly interrupted a crime in progress,' Hendricks said. 'At some time, there was a shooting that took place and the suspect of the original crime, the woman, is deceased.'" (07/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/q5qdyjg

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TN restaurant owner: “Business exploded” since welcoming guns

Fox News

"A Tennessee restaurant owner has placed a sign in the window of her business welcoming gun owners -- a move she says has brought in more customers and saved her business from closing. Shiloh Brew and Chew owner Sharma Floyd says put up the sign after seeing a news account of a business being robbed after posting a sign saying guns were not allowed in the building. The Maryville restaurant owner opted to go in the opposite direction." (07/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l2e6cvk

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PA: Man shoots two intruders, kills one

WTAE News

"Two men who allegedly forced their way into an apartment overnight were shot by a person who lives there, and one of them was killed, authorities said. ... Public Safety spokeswoman Sonya Toler said two men entered the first-floor apartment with guns and fired shots into the residence before pushing the tenant from the living room into the bedroom and saying, 'We want your stuff.' The 19-year-old man who lives in the apartment with his 17-year-old girlfriend grabbed a shotgun that he keeps in his bedroom and fired three shots, striking both of the alleged intruders, Toler said." (07/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/lhrsyjp

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NY: Gun range in business for 73 years forced to close

Fox News

"A New York gun range has been forced to close its doors after more than 70 years in business, following a bitter dispute with its neighbors over noise and safety issues. The Westchester Police Revolver and Rifle League, in Greenburgh, a nonprofit open-air range dating to the 1940s, was targeted by neighbors who wanted the facility closed, CBS New York reported. The fight between the range, which is nestled into an old rock quarry, and local residents moved from the neighborhood to town hall last week, when both sides had their say on the matter." (07/20/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oae3xf8

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Target gives in to victim disarmers, invites murderers to play

MarketWatch

"Target Corp. on Wednesday said it would ask customers to no longer carry guns in its stores, bowing to a month-long pressure campaign. The retailer said it would 'respectfully request' that customers not bring guns into its stores, 'even in communities where it is permitted by law.' ... Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America, a [pro-murder/victim disarmament] organization funded by former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, launched a campaign to pressure the retailer to forbid guns." (07/02/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nfan38w

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AK: Wasilla senior citizen scares would-be thieves away with gun

KTVA 11 News

"Troopers say a 65-year-old Wasilla resident shot at intruders early Tuesday morning, scaring the would-be burglars away. No one was injured, but the senior citizen, who wants to remain anonymous, was shaken by the ordeal. 'I heard something fall in the kitchen, a large quantity of things fall, and I thought the cats had done it,' said the victim. 'I thought maybe I could go back to sleep, but something told me do not do that, and that's when I reached for the gun.'" (07/01/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n2feq2w

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PA: Police plan to charge gun vendor over shooting

St. Louis Post-Dispatch

"Police in central Pennsylvania are recommending criminal charges against a gun show vendor who accidentally [sic] shot a woman while demonstrating a concealed carry wallet holster. Bloomsburg police Officer Brad Sharrow said Monday he intends to file a reckless endangerment charge against 44-year-old Geoffrey Hawk, of Warminster. The Columbia County district attorney would have to approve the charge." [editor's note: There's no such thing as an "accidental" shooting. If a competent adult discharges a firearm the discharge is either intentional or negligent - TLK] (06/30/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oevg9c8

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NJ: No town police force, so armed guards in school

Raw Story

"A New Jersey school district has voted to place armed guards in a local high school for students’ security in a rural town that does not have a police force, the superintendent said Monday. The plan to install two retired state troopers armed with handguns in Wantage Township’s High Point Regional High School was unanimously approved by the school board, said Superintendent Scott Ripley. ... Wantage Township in Sussex County is a rural community near the border with New York and does not have its own police force. The closest police presence is a state police barracks about 8 miles (12.8 km) away." (06/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p36amgx

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MS: Robbery suspect loses “bet” that victim doesn’t have a gun

MSN News Now

"Jackson police say, shortly before that, a guest at a nearby Motel 6 had a run in with the man in the rear parking lot. They say the guest was approached by a man asking for cigarettes. The hotel guest said he didn't have any cigarettes. The man began to walk away, when, police say, he turned around and said 'I bet you don't have one of these,' pointing a gun in his direction. The guest did have 'one of these,' and began firing at the suspect. He reportedly hit the man at least once." (06/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m4goazk

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SCOTUS: Second Amendment, Schmecond Maschmendment

The Hill

"The Supreme Court on Monday deemed 'straw' purchases of guns illegal, delivering a huge win to advocates of stricter [victim disarmament laws]. In a 5-4 decision, the court concluded that one legal [sic] gun owner may not acquire a firearm on behalf of another -- a practice known as 'straw' purchasing. The case, known as Abramski v. United States, centered on a former police officer who sought to buy a Glock 19 handgun for his uncle. Though both men were allowed to own guns, Bruce Abramski claimed on forms that he was the 'actual transferee/buyer' of the weapon and was later convicted of making false statements." (06/16/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ojc52aa

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Victim disarmament gang targets Target

USA Today

"A national mothers group that persuaded Starbucks and Chipotle to ask customers to not bring rifles into their restaurants now has Target in its sights in the latest battle over public demonstrations by groups promoting the open carrying of guns. Moms Demands Action for Gun Sense [sic] in America, which advocates strong gun regulation and is partly funded by former New York City mayor Michael Bloomberg, said Wednesday that 'Gun extremists have been using Target stores to promote their agenda of intimidation.' 'American moms will not shop where our children and families -- including our teens who work at Target -- are not safe,' the group said." [editor's note: Well, they should make up their minds! Do they favor "gun control" or safety? It's one or the other - TLK] (06/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n6q6zbo

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Chipotle caves to victim disarmament demagogues, asks “no guns in our restaurants”

BBC News [UK state media]

"US fast-food chain Chipotle has asked customers not to bring firearms into its restaurants, after a group of gun rights advocates carried assault-style rifles into one in Texas. Following the display, a gun control group launched an online petition to put pressure on the company. Chipotle said the guns caused 'many of our customers anxiety and discomfort.' Many US states allow people to carry guns in some fashion, but businesses may ban them. Denver-based Chipotle, which serves Mexican-style food, joins coffee giant Starbucks in requesting customers not bring guns into their locations." (05/20/14)

http://www.bbc.com/news/world-us-canada-27492193

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TX: Armed homeowner drives off intruder

News 4

"The homeowner says he saw the dark shadow of a person inside his home around 6a.m. inside his home in the 400 block of Gulf Street. The homeowner fired a shot and the intruder reportedly ran off." (05/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nz94nlw

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Clinton: I support rapists, murderers and other predators

Christian Science Monitor

"Hillary Rodham Clinton said Tuesday the nation's gun culture has gotten 'way out of balance' and the US needs to rein in the notion that 'anybody can have a gun, anywhere, anytime.' The former secretary of state and potential 2016 Democratic presidential candidate said the idea that anyone can have a gun is not in the 'best interest of the vast majority of people.' But she said that approach does not conflict with the rights of people to own firearms." [editor's note: I'll give her credit for sticking to her ... well, not her guns, but whatever; she'd probably get more votes by pretending that she's adjusted her position even a smidgen toward sanity - TLK] (05/06/14)

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SCOTUS chickens out, lets New Jersey’s de facto 2nd Amendment repeal stand

Business Week

"The Supreme Court on Monday let stand New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate a justifiable need in order to carry firearms in public, turning away another case over whether Americans have a constitutional right to be armed outside the home. Several residents claimed the law was unconstitutional, but in refusing to take their case, the high court left in a place a ruling last fall from the 3rd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The Philadelphia-based appeals court upheld New Jersey's requirement that gun owners demonstrate 'specific threats or previous attacks demonstrating a special danger to applicant's life that cannot be avoided by other means.'" (05/05/14)

http://tinyurl.com/m6kjbpr

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AL: 83-year-old shoots intruder

WAFF News

"Huntsville police are looking for a burglar who was shot by the 83-year-old resident of the home he had entered. ... Police said the 83-year-old man grabbed a handgun and shot the burglar in the chest once. Authorities said the burglar then dove out of the window and fled." (05/03/14)

http://www.waff.com/story/25170186/burglar-shot-by-83-year-old-victim

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MI: Detroit homeowner shoots intruder who broke in with crowbar

Click On Detroit

"A homeowner on Detroit's west side is thankful that she got her concealed weapons permit last year. The 50-year-old woman used it to fend off an intruder early Tuesday morning at her home on Heyden Street. The homeowner's family told Local 4 that the woman heard someone trying to break in around 12:30 a.m. She immediately called 911 and grabbed her handgun. ... The woman repeatedly warned the suspect that she had a gun. Police say the 24-year-old man used a crowbar to break a rear window at the home. After he made his way into the home, she opened fire." (04/29/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p2ycf65

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DC gun carry ban on the line

My Fox Carolinas

"On Monday, the court could announce whether it will hear the petition of John Drake, an ATM owner who carries large amounts of cash but was denied a carry permit by New Jersey because it does not consider self-defense a 'justifiable need.'" (05/02/14)

http://www.myfoxcarolinas.com/story/25417489/dc-gun-carry-ban-on-the-line-in-supreme-court-drake-case

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CEO of gunmaker of “smart guns” stalked and threatened

Raw Story

"Belinda Padilla, president and CEO of the U.S. division of firearm manufacturer Armatix, says she was stalked and threatened by 'gun enthusiasts' after she tried to bring a safer handgun to market. Armatix, a German company, has developed so-called 'smart guns' that can only be fired by the owner. The company uses a watch that ties the owner to the weapon, called the iP1. Armatix is already selling the personalized weapons in Europe and Asia." [editor's note: What am I missing here? This would seem to be a good thing, given the legit concerns about stolen weapons and children playing where they should not be? - SAT] (04/29/14)

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James Madison: How the states can block federal gun control

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by Bryan Baucom

"What do we do when the federal government simply ignores the Second Amendment and acts in ways that infringe on our right to keep and bear arms? Well, James Madison laid out a blueprint in Federalist 46 before the Constitution was even ratified." (09/10/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mfhgxpb

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More practice and plans

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Last time, in 'How Do You Practice for Self Defense,' I outlined the first of the 'dry fire' exercises I recommend to all my students. When you are happy with your progress there, you will be ready to work on the next one. Remember that these exercises are cumulative, not consecutive. Continue to be aware of and practice previously honed skills as you advance to new things. Never forget that in an emergency, filled with fear and adrenalin, you will respond as you have trained." (09/08/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5585

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You and JPFO: Last ways to protect yourself and register your outrage

Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe

"The sellout of JPFO to SAF will be complete as of this Friday, September 12. The remnants of JPFO will be hauled away to Washington (and, I picture in my mind’s eye, be stashed away like the Lost Ark at the end of that movie). ... If you have or ever had any relationship with JPFO, these are your last few days to take care of yourself." (09/09/14)

http://tinyurl.com/l4gt5p6

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Stop!! Or I’ll yell STOP Again!

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Storm troopers in ninja warrior or SWAT gear do not belong anywhere in a peaceful society, much less in a building full of frightened, helpless people. That’s certainly true whether the designated victims are 'warned' ahead of time or not. And 'gun free' zones anywhere are a criminal's dream come true -- an invitation to indulge in whatever evil they have in mind, knowing there is likely nobody able to stop them." (09/05/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5561

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Second Amendment Foundation to begin destruction of JPFO

Random Acts of Gibberish
by Carl Bussjaeger

"While I now expect JPFO to dry up and blow away -- living on only in billions of SAF/CCRKBA snailmail fundraising flyers -- I'll watch and hope for more. I will not spend a devalued zincky on JPFO unless I see it truly continuing Aaron’s legacy. This is a sad day for human/civil rights. On the other hand, we can now slip a generator drive belt around Aaron's spinning body and provide enough electricity to power the eastern seaboard." [hat tip -- Claire Wolfe] (09/04/14)

http://tinyurl.com/pwgy7dc

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How do you practice for self defense?

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"So, you’ve taken the basic pistol or CCW class in your area, bought your gun and visit girl guntalk web sites or discuss with a few friends your choices in gear and the right ammunition. You show up at the range at least once a month, and may even be contemplating joining the ladies night shoot. You are carrying daily or at least thinking about it ... Or did you buy a gun and then tuck it into your night stand (or your husband’s gun safe) to await being found crusted with rust in some archaeological dig a thousand years from now?" (09/03/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5533

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Victim disarmament: The gift that keeps on killing

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

"On April 2 of this year, 34-year-old Puerto Rican national Ivan Lopez, an Iraq War veteran with four children, grew upset that he was having trouble getting 'family leave,' so he drove around the huge Texas base with a .45-caliber pistol, shooting 20 people, killing four, including a couple of sergeants. It was later revealed that Specialist Lopez, who was in uniform at the time, wasn’t authorized to carry a concealed firearm. Hey! Another 'gun ban' gets the job done!" (09/03/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=1991

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In praise of an uncompromising bastard

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe

"Aaron Zelman, JPFO's late, great founder, was a man of uncompromising principles. He wouldn't have yielded a millimeter on some things. If you'd have held him upside down and threatened to drop him over the rim of the Grand Canyon unless he repudiated pure, hardcore gun rights, he'd have probably said, 'Go ahead. Do it.' And then, if you did, he'd have found a way to land safely on his feet. He was that kind of guy. On the other hand, Aaron was a very reasonable human being." (08/23/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/wolfe-in-praise-of-aaron.htm

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JPFO vs. SAF: A gun battle of gun groups

Garry Reed Libertarian News Examiner
by Garry Reed

"Reports are flooding the Gunnersphere, most linking back to a Claire Wolfe blog, that JPFO is being 'handed off to SAF.' JPFO is Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership. They've been considered the premier gun rights group by many thinking self-defense advocates because of their uncompromising position on gun ownership, while SAF, The Second Amendment Foundation has been criticized for repeatedly sending out scare tactic emails that inevitably end with 'Send more money!' appeals. So what does it actually mean to 'hand off' JPFO to SAF?" (08/23/14)

http://www.examiner.com/article/jpfo-vs-saf-a-gun-battle-of-gun-groups

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Sellout: JPFO to be handed off to SAF — unless we stop it

Living Freedom
by Claire Wolfe

"Aaron wanted to educate people so that victim disarmament would go away. He would have been thrilled to be able to close JPFO’s doors and say, 'We’ve done it.' On the other hand, he despised Alan Gottlieb and saw him as an opportunist who used scary mailings to turn SAF/CCRKBA into a fundraising factory. ... a viable plan exists to keep JPFO healthy and independent. And so far the board won’t even acknowledge it." (08/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kevp3uf

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By the numbers: Is private gun ownership responsible for police militarization?

Foundation for Economic Education Foundation for Economic Education
by Daniel J. Bier

"[T]he biggest issue with Winkler’s claim is that widespread private gun ownership far predated police militarization. Large numbers of private citizens have owned firearms throughout American history. Moreover, gun ownership in the US has been declining, both before and throughout the process of militarizing law enforcement." (08/21/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nrvevjp

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Neale’s Weekly Gun Rant Volume 8-17-2014

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by Neale Osborn

"In recent years, we have seen homeowners who shoot cops engaging in serving un-Constitutional 'No Knock' warrants get prosecuted for felony murder and even murder under special circumstances, where the death penalty is mandatory, for killing a cop. And the cops killed isn't even at the correct address. funny thing is, when the cops go to the wrong address and kill the armed homeowner who tries to defend his home, the cop usually walks away with at worst the loss of a job, and usually with one hell of a lot less. Don't want cops shot breaking in to an armed homeowner's house? Then eliminate 'No Knock' warrants. After all, cops are SUPPOSED to serve a warrant, not engage in an armed pseudo-military assault upon a suspect who, EVEN if they get the correct house, is supposed to be innocent until proven guilty in a court of law." (08/17/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle784-20140817-04.html

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Give’em Heller!

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by CD Michel

"In Heller's wake, D.C. crime is now going down. Things in D.C. are looking better. Since the Heller decision, homicides have dropped 56%, compared to 13% for everywhere else. Aggravated assaults have dipped 12%. Since most the rest of the nation never had a gun ban, like D.C., and since 42 states have a head start in terms of public concealed carry, the national crime rate is already much, much lower that D.C.'s. In fact, it's so much lower that we need to plot U.S. violence rates on a different axis than D.C. (in the most recent reporting year, D.C. still had a homicide rate three times larger than everywhere else). Though still dropping, the entire country doesn't have that much more to fall in terms of homicides. D.C.'s descent is staggering by comparison." (08/17/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle784-20140817-02.html

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Gun safety rules — the rest of the story

The Price of Liberty
by Susan Callaway

"Those who hate and fear guns, wanting to disarm everyone, seem to ignore the fact that most people who own and use guns are seriously committed to the basic safety rules outlined below. All of these, and more, are diligently taught in every sort of firearms training and reinforced through peer pressure in every situation where responsible gun owners meet. Even though no clear statistics are available to point to, it would appear that the greatest number of 'accidental' discharges of a gun occur at the hands of Police and a few others who violate these basic rules. In both cases it is a matter of negligence, arrogance and stupidity, not lack of information." (08/14/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5325

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Can a gun owner get justice in New Jersey?

Jacob Sullum Reason
by Jacob Sullum

"Prosecutors try to send a peaceful Pennsylvanian to prison for crossing the Delaware River with a pistol in her purse." (08/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mwzmxnl

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Rusting, revolvers and rational thinking

The Price of Liberty
by Nathan Barton

"Remember, her majesty’s subjects are no long expected (or allowed) to behave like adults unless they take the queen’s shilling and wear a shiny badge, and even then, only when 'on duty.' No longer may they do ANYTHING to protect themselves, their property, their families, or anything else as supposedly 'free Englishmen' (or Scots, Irish, Welsh, or Manxmen). Indeed, they are being rational by NOT being armed and ready to shoot defend their property, because they know that (unless they are Muslim or Travelers (or a few other specially protected minorities) the consequences of daring to do such will result in far worse consequences at the hands of Queen’s Counsel and Nazgul and warders, than the theft of their property or even their own lives." (08/11/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5337

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Just what do they mean by a “school shooting?”

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

"The domestic policy goal of financier and propagandist Michael Bloomberg, who finally stopped dodging term limits to step down as Mayor of New York this year (and who now works for U.N. chief Ban Ki-Moon proselytizing the established state religion of Global Warming), is to make sure every American has the same right to a self-defense weapon as the average civilian of Nazi Germany or the Soviet Union (which is to say, none.) And thanks to his deep pockets ($34 billion), many now consider Bloomberg’s 'Everytown for Gun Safety' group to be the nation's largest and most effective Victim Disarmament lobby, outpacing even the time-honored Brady Bunch." (08/04/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=1923

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Weed and guns

Brian Doherty Reason
by Brian Doherty

"Rowan Wilson had a Nevada state permit for medical marijuana. When she set out to buy a gun in 2011, she visited the shop of a licensed dealer who knew she had the permit and refused to sell her a firearm. The Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco Firearms and Explosives (ATF), it turns out, considers a medical marijuana permit holder to be an 'unlawful user of or addicted to' a 'controlled substance' and thus barred from legally purchasing guns." (07/14)

http://reason.com/archives/2014/08/03/weed-guns

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The Libertarian Republic Podcast, 07/28/14

The Libertarian Republic
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"You're now free to carry handguns in Washington, DC." [Flash video] (07/28/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nsmvvs7

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A lady and a gun

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"One of the most exciting things for me as a firearms and self defense instructor, is seeing an increasing number of women, especially young people, becoming interested and starting the process toward responsible gun ownership. Once they have some training, two questions come from most of them. 'How do I choose a gun?' is the first. The second, and even more difficult to answer, is, 'How in the heck do I carry this thing?'" (07/27/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5221

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Q&A with Marc Krebs, Jim Fuller and Chase Sisgold on sanctions

Hawaii Reporter
by Rob Kay

"For AK lovers, there’s no bigger story than the sanctions against Concern Kalashnikov, which in effect ban the importation of all Saigas and VEPRS. It’s hard to believe, but this is now a fact of life...at least for the near term future. What do these sanctions mean to us? I asked Marc Krebs of Krebs Custom, Jim Fuller of Rifle Dynamics and Chase Sisgold of Definitive Arms for their thoughts on this matter." (07/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/k2rfw46

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How “crazy negroes” with guns helped kill Jim Crow

Reason Reason
by Thaddeus Russell

"I have a dream that one day children in seventh grade will have an American history textbook that is not like my son's. Its heroes will not just be people from the past who upheld the middle-class values of modesty, chastity, sobriety, thrift, and industry. The rebels it celebrates will include not only abolitionists, suffragists, labor unionists, and civil rights leaders who confined their protests to peaceful and respectable writing, speaking, striking, and marching. In my dream, schoolchildren will read about people like C.O. Chinn. Chinn was a black man in Canton, Mississippi, who in the 1960s owned a farm, a rhythm and blues nightclub, a bootlegging operation, and a large collection of pistols, rifles, and shotguns with which he threatened local Klansmen and police when they attempted to encroach on his businesses or intimidate civil rights activists working to desegregate Canton and register black residents to vote." (for publication 08/14)

http://reason.com/archives/2014/07/22/how-crazy-negroes-with-guns-he

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Glazed over

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by CD Michel

"No matter how you spin it, the 'mismatch' between gun banning policies and solutions to gun violence remains an admission of abject failure. And significantly, it's a failure based on the public dismissing their policy prevarications as ineffective." (07/20/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle780-20140720-04.html

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How a calamitous century helped win us our rights

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe

"When I'm in a, shall we say, mellow mood with friends, I can occasionally launch into accounts of politics in seventeenth-century England. This usually results in incredulous stares, followed by, 'Oh, so sorry. Fascinating story, I'm sure. But it's really just hours past my bedtime.' It's a shame anybody should feel that way, though. Because even in the hands of a dreary lecturer and deadly bore (um, not saying I am one), the story of seventeenth-century England is one of riotously awful chaos -- and the birth of modern freedom." (07/19/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/wolfe-stuarts-and-freedom.htm

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Suicide and guns

Kent McManigal Kent's "Hooligan Libertarian" Blog
by Kent McManigal

"Is suicide by gun a 'misuse' of a gun? You have every right to end your own life. In some cases -- very few -- I can even imagine it being the best thing to do. ... The people who don't want you to kill yourself might disagree, of course. Your death would probably make them extremely sad. Do they own you?" (07/17/14)

http://blog.kentforliberty.com/2014/07/suicide-and-guns.html

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A Walk on the Dark Side

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

Short story. (07/10/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5038

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New study: Criminals prefer handguns, not “assault weapons”

The Libertarian Enterprise The Libertarian Enterprise
by CD Michel

"Thugs prefer handguns. Go figure. According to a study published on June 16, 2014, most of the guns seized from gang members, felons and drug traffickers were handguns, not the automatic 'assault weapons' often depicted in Hollywood crime stories. This is nothing new. For decades criminologists have told us this, and they note it is because petty street crime is best done with small weapons that can easily be hidden and disposed. Now, the new edition of the Small Arms Survey confirms this long-standing trend." (07/06/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle778-20140706-03.html

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The good guys and their guns

Jews for the Preservation of Firearms Ownership
by Claire Wolfe

Poem. (07/05/14)

http://jpfo.org/articles-assd04/wolfe-run-cowards-run.htm

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A bird in the hand

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"I’ve been asked any number of times why I think I need to carry a gun. I live in a very small rural town almost untouched by any sort of violent crime. The sheriff is mostly concerned with cattle and hay thieves. Nobody is more grateful for that than I am, of course. But very little of something isn’t none. There is no place on earth where the risk of attack, by man or animal, is zero." (06/26/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4910

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Armed teachers — school shooters

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"There are several items in the news these days about 'allowing' some teachers and administrators to be armed in order to respond to 'school shootings.' In fact, some schools are actively in the process of providing for this. Even more surprising is the fact that many in 'law enforcement' are starting to support the idea. While I very much agree that teachers, like anyone else, must be free to carry arms for self defense, maybe a better alternative to armed teachers and 'guards' in 'public schools' is to stop gathering hundreds or thousands of helpless potential victims into these tactical nightmare environments." (06/24/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4941

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Hillary Clinton is a terrorist

C4SS Center for a Stateless Society
by Cory Massimino

"The fact is that Hillary Clinton is not for gun control. She is for gun centralization. She wants to limit possession of guns to the government and people the government approves of. To enforce this policy of gun centralization, she is perfectly willing to resort to violence of her own." (06/20/14)

http://c4ss.org/content/28420

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Fundamentals of shooting, part 3

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Trigger control and follow through are the last items on the fundamentals list. There are not as many differences between what is required for pin point target accuracy and good shooting in an emergency -- except that having these habits cemented in your muscle memory is even more important if you are fighting for your life or that of someone you love." (06/18/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4857

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Fundamentals of shooting, part 2

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Last time we looked at the difference between target/competition shooting and some potentially serious differences in a self defense situation. The fundamental of aiming, and how various alternative methods might come in very handy, is an important part of that difference because training for one might not give you all you need for the other. Next on the list of fundamentals is 'breath control.'" (06/16/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4823

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Fundamentals of shooting

The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"It is well known, from serious studies of all kinds of emergency situations and responses, that the more primitive areas of the brain take over and the person loses the ability to do much critical thinking or planning. Right then, the only thing that is happening is a survival response to the threat. The person facing death will see only the threat (tunnel vision). They will hear nothing outside the threat, and will tend to freeze helplessly -- at least for a few moments -- unless they have trained their mind and body to respond otherwise. Which is exactly why someone who carries or otherwise uses a gun for self defense in such a situation will need to consider a few things beyond the NRA 'fundamentals' as taught." (06/14/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=4818

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Another big lie from Obama, this time over mass shootings

Heartland Institute Heartland Institute
by Steve Stanek

"President Obama has spewed a lie so brazen, so easily debunked, it's hard to believe a man supposedly so smart -- and in such a high position of power -- can speak so recklessly. But here he is just a couple of days ago, speaking of mass shootings and saying: 'We're the only developed country on Earth where this happens.' A 10-second Google search shows the United States is by no means alone. Incidents like these are happening and have been happening around the world, including in countries where they have strict gun control laws and none of the so-called 'gun culture' that Obama and his ilk so often deride to slander America." (06/13/14)

http://tinyurl.com/mjbdyjt

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