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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)

http://tinyurl.com/kwofbg4

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/n2ouxte

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/p9396as

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DC: Council votes to “allow” concealed carry

Washington Times

"A reluctant District of Columbia Council voted unanimously Tuesday to allow [sic] people to carry concealed handguns in the nation’s capital for the first time in nearly 40 years. The bill was crafted to comply with a court ruling that struck down the District’s ban on carrying handguns outside the home. ... the attorney who challenged the ban on carrying guns has said the legislation is too restrictive and does not comply with the court ruling." (09/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p2cp5d8

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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)

http://tinyurl.com/mr7xbwv

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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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A matter of princely pull

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

"Michael Bloomberg, the former dictatorial mayor of New York City, is a billionaire who uses his money as a weapon to limit people's life-choices. Frankly, I think the guy needs some serious couch-time. He has lately singled out the state of Colorado for New York-style gun laws, and has spent millions to accomplish that. The laws were passed, but to his utter chagrin and smoldering fury, the people of Colorado don't want to be disarmed, and have recalled or otherwise rendered inert his three key agents in the legislature who pressed the gun laws. Sixty of our sixty-two county sheriffs have refused to enforce them. Poor little billionaire." (10/19/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle793-20141019-07.html

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But if it saves just one life!

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Sheila Stokes-Begley

"How many times have we heard the plaintive cry from the anti-gun crowd? More gun/people control is needed to save just one life. You can tell how much life matters to the anti-gun crowd when the call for 'SWATing' of innocent open carry citizens is suggested and celebrated. Even when it results in the death of two innocent people. One of who died of a heart attack after watching another innocent man be gunned down by the police. And Mommies Demanding Atrocities celebrated their death. Yep, if it saves just one life. Whine on. And people take Mommies Demanding Atrocities seriously. SERIOUSLY? Why?" (10/23/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=174

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No, we don’t want to be like the UK!

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"Quite often, in my travels on these here Interwebz, I find gun grabbers pontificating how cool it would be if we were just like Britain. After all, they have stringent gun control, and their homicide rates are SOOOOOO much lower than ours! Must be the fault of the evil gunz, right? After all, the United States, according to recent figures, has 4.7 murders per 100,000 residents, while the United Kingdom has 1. Must be the fault of the evil gunz, right? Ehhhh ... not so fast." (10/20/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=147

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Stepping out

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Situational awareness, trusting your guts, shot placement, learning to function under stress, keeping your body and gear in some kind of shape to get the job done. So many things to do, watch, learn. Well, here’s one more. Watch your footing." (10/20/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5974

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The ghetto mentality

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by YB Ben Avraham

"Major Jewish communal organizations have a long history of backing Victim Disarmament. We are often our own worst enemies. Aaron Zelman’s forming of JPFO was partially driven as a response to this sad fact. I contend this powerful, self-destructive tendency is part of a larger issue." (10/19/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=103

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NY: 34,500 on “mental health” victim disarmament list

Middletown Times Herald-Record
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"Some 34,500 people are now listed as too mentally unstable to have guns in New York state under a less than 2-year-old law that is one of the nation's toughest concerning mental health and firearms, a news report Sunday found. Fewer than 300 of the people on the list had handgun permits, which would then have been revoked, according to The New York Times' report, based on records obtained through a Freedom of Information Law request. Officials told the newspaper they were unsure how many guns were seized." (10/19/14)

http://www.recordonline.com/article/20141019/NEWS/141019375/101008

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I don’t want to hear “never again!” ever again

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Vladka Peltel

"That’s the first big mistake of 'Never again!' If you see only one genocide and see it as unique, you’ll always fail to understand the nature of genocide. You’ll look forever at Hitler and Germany, trying to figure out how they were different than everything that came before them and everything after them, which means you’ll fail to understand the full pattern of genocide. You’ll never really understand the attitudes, conditions, and laws that create genocide and you won’t see the next one coming. One big, vital thing you’ll miss is the role that victim disarmament plays in genocide after genocide." (10/17/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=139

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Trust your gut

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"[Y]our own body and mind work constantly to evaluate your surroundings, read the emotions and actions of people and animals, and give you early warning of danger. If you let it ... That’s how humans have managed to survive from the beginning. Your natural instincts are seriously important, and you can do a lot to improve and make good use of them. That’s the good news." (10/17/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5941

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California cops become mind readers, seize your guns

Reason Reason
by Steven Greenhut

"The new law is less about the firearms and more about trying to identify people who might be too dangerous to own them." (10/17/14)

http://tinyurl.com/n352qla

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Situational awareness, part 2

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"Remember that criminals look for and target the unaware, anyone perceived to be weak, the elderly, anyone they see as probably helpless. If you look like food ... you may be eaten. So, what might you do to sharpen your awareness skills? First, if you are just looking for trouble, suspicious activity or people, thinking only of the negative, you may well ignore important but subtle clues. And it’s not a nice way to live anyway." (10/12/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5888

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Respect for life

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"I’ve written numerous times about the gun grabbers’ lack of respect for human life. My contention is that they don’t consider life precious enough to protect. They don’t want the responsibility. They want to rely on the almighty state to protect them, and they want no one else to have that option. Nowhere is that fact more obvious than on the Mothers Demand Gunsense in America Twitter feed." (10/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=94

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DC — nothing much has changed

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicki Kenyon

"Those celebrating the demise of the DC gun ban may want to hang on a bit. If you think your freedoms have been restored in the nation’s capital, that is just not true." (10/11/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=101

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Gottlieb: The man who owns JPFO

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe

"What Gottlieb is up to, nobody really knows. The only thing anyone can be sure of is that whatever he’s up to will benefit Gottlieb. That’s been his way of business for a very long time. One Jewish gun-rights activist I know calls Gottlieb a Kapo. The Kapos were prisoners, sometimes Jews, that the Nazis used to help them rule others in the concentration camps." (10/08/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=76

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No guns?

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"The anti-gun people often tell us that a criminal would simply take a gun away from you and, probably, use it to kill you instead. OK, it could certainly happen, and probably does sometimes. We read often enough about victims who manage to take the criminal’s gun and use it against him or her. It’s a possibility either way. Is it the most likely outcome of using a gun in self defense? Does that make it pointless to have a gun in the first place? Of course not." (10/07/14)

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5839

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Show us your guns, America

Vin Suprynowicz Vin Suprynowicz
by Vin Suprynowicz

"Carrying rights have now been restored in every state, the Times reports, with only three -- Maine, North Dakota and Illinois -- still banning guns in restaurants or bars that derive more than half their profits from alcohol. While each state’s law is written differently, most give restaurant and bar owners the right to 'post' their establishment -- to tack a sign on the door either prohibiting or allowing firearms. (Almost like they had private property rights -- imagine that.) After the 2012 school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut, many national chains, including Starbucks, Sonic and Chipotle, claim to have banned weapons on their premises. (The ban is only for some of us, of course -- watch to see if police officers disarm before entering, or if any employee asks them to.)" (10/06/14)

http://www.vinsuprynowicz.com/?p=2044

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Michael Bloomberg’s anti-gun propaganda

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

"When former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s gun control groups release a report, they consistently garner massive, uncritical news coverage. Alas. With the huge number of factual mistakes in these reports, you would think that reporters would have grown wary of pushing their propaganda. For example, Bloomberg’s Everytown, Mothers Demand Action, and Mayors Against Illegal guns have been caught padding the number of school shootings. While Everytown claimed 74 school shootings occurred between the Newtown, Connecticut shooting in December 2012 and June 2014, Politifact, which rated Everytown’s claim as 'mostly false,' put the number of 'incidents such as Sandy Hook or Columbine in which the shooter intended to commit mass murder' at 10." (10/06/14)

http://tinyurl.com/ppylbrc

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How states can protect the 2nd Amendment from federal abuse

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell

"Members of Congress who want to infringe on your right to keep and bear arms will never give up. Fortunately, through our states we can effectively render any new federal gun laws powerless by using a legal doctrine upheld repeatedly by the Supreme Court. This is done by depriving the feds of any enforcement assistance by local law enforcement agencies in their state, a doctrine known as 'anti-commandeering.'" (10/05/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kohb9w9

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Defense Distributed and the spirit of resistance

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe

"[Cody] Wilson and Defense Distributed are leaders of a 'rebellion' that never needs to fire a single shot or attack any government facility. Their work isn’t about firearms (though that, too). It’s about declaring 'gun control' and the regulatory state obsolete. Without a single act of violence, they’re attacking the foundations of arbitrary authority. They’re attempting (and achieving) more than the Shaysites or Whiskey Rebels ever could have hoped." (10/02/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=48

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Common sense reprieve

Paul Jacob Common Sense
by Paul Jacob

"She must still suffer bogus punishment for her non-crime. But at least Shaneen Allen won’t have to rot in prison for up to ten years. What is the charge? Crossing a state border." (09/29/14)

http://thisiscommonsense.com/2014/09/29/common-sense-reprieve/

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Free Thoughts Podcast, 09/29/14

Libertarianism.org Libertarianism.org
by

"David Kopel joins us this week for a discussion on the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: the right to keep and bear arms." [Flash audio or MP3] (09/29/14)

http://www.libertarianism.org/media/free-thoughts/right-keep-bear-arms

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Dear liberals, if ISIS is a threat to all Americans, then shouldn’t we be well armed?

Liberty Chat
by Ian Cioffi

"Lost in all the fear mongering from Liberals regarding ISIS, is that if what they’re saying about ISIS is true, then shouldn’t all Americans be arming themselves? Sorry Liberals, you can’t have it both ways. You can’t defend Obama’s wars, saying ISIS could strike America, and then also argue for more restrictive gun laws. If we’re under as much threat from ISIS as you claim, every American should be well armed." (09/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/nk94j69

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Time to take their toys away

William Norman Grigg Pro Libertate
by William Norman Grigg

"When Daniel Webster warned that there will always be men who 'promise to be good masters, but they mean to be masters,' he most likely had in mind people like Ada County Sheriff Gary Raney. Ironically, Webster’s brand of nationalism would have harmonized with Raney’s federal supremacist view of law enforcement, in which local police and sheriffs are duty-bound to carry out policies ordained by the central government, even when doing so pits them against the populations they supposedly serve. Not surprisingly, Raney is an ardent drug warrior, a proponent of civilian disarmament, and a stout defender of police militarization." (09/23/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kaksmmw

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2nd Amendment: Original meaning and purpose

10th Amendment Center Tenth Amendment Center
by TJ Martinell

"When the Constitution was signed on September 17, 1789, federalists claimed the new government would only have limited powers expressly delegated to it. This wasn’t enough for anti-federalists like George Mason, who wanted explicit guarantees to certain rights in order to prevent any potential encroachment by the federal government. One of them was the right to keep and bear arms." (09/22/14)

http://tinyurl.com/oxpm36a

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Imagine that!

MamaLiberty The Price of Liberty
by MamaLiberty

"I’ve talked about dry fire, and other ways to practice the physical skills necessary for self defense, especially situational awareness. All of these require you to use your imagination in a number of ways, but there is a further dimension wherein the use of your active imagination can help you prepare even better for that situation you sincerely hope will never happen."

http://www.thepriceofliberty.org/?p=5715

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Swiss girls just wanna have guns

spiked spiked
by Rob Lyons

"There was uproar in August after a nine-year-old girl accidentally shot her shooting instructor with a machine gun at a venue called Bullets and Burgers in Arizona, USA. This was just the latest inevitable outcome, we were told, of a culture obsessed with guns. But as I saw in Zurich, Switzerland on Monday, the US is not alone in being so comfortable with such weapons, and there is no simplistic connection between teaching young people to use guns and high rates of homicide." (09/19/14)

http://tinyurl.com/p3bkn7y

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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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