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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)

http://58wchs.com/common/more.php?m=15&r=1&item_id=41921

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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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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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)

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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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Stop pretending you care about school shootings

Christopher Cantwell ChristopherCantwell.com
by Christopher Cantwell

"Schools are prisons, the inmates have been disarmed to prevent them from harming the guards. The guards have been disarmed to prevent the inmates from getting one of their guns. The guards however, are quite clearly there to keep the inmates in, as opposed to keeping threats out. Otherwise, shooters would have a hard time acquiring their targets. Remember that the next time you call for closed borders, my anti-immigration friends. If you actually cared about school shootings, you would do something meaningful to stop them. You would be calling for the release of the inmates, the abolition of the daytime childhood prisons you call public schools." (10/26/14)

http://tinyurl.com/o72g6w3

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Patience hell — I’m gonna kill something!

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

"Joseph Biden may be the unintentional court jester of the Barack Hussein Ebola administration, but he said something the other day that bears contemplation. The victim-disarmament movement, he said, needs another Jim Brady, another high-profile shooting victim to re-energize the political effort to strip us all of our right to the means of self-defense. More than 30 years ago, I first compared that movement, and its gumps and gremlins, to vultures on a cactus, waiting for someone -- even one of their own number—to die in a manner they can make hay from. Ayn Rand could have predicted this sick, obscene, sacrificial policy. And now, King of Klowns Biden has just agreeably confirmed my view." (10/26/14)

http://ncc-1776.org/tle2014/tle794-20141026-04.html

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A few questions about Jaylen Fryberg

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Nicky Kenyon

"Jaylen was too young to legally buy the handgun he used to murder his classmates, so he took his father's gun and proceeded to shoot his cousins and classmates. Let's put aside the obvious -- that the 'universal background checks' the Mad Moms are demanding would have done nothing to stop Jaylen's actions. He stole the legally-owned gun from his dad. The bigger question was: where were the parents? Why were they not following their son's social media posts? And if they were, why were they not concerned about the violent nature of a number of his Twitter posts, and the pain this kid was obviously feeling?" (10/26/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=221

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Beatifying Aaron — while “disappearing” him

The Zelman Partisans The Zelman Partisans
by Claire Wolfe

"Word came out earlier this week (to those not previously in the know) that JPFO founder Aaron Zelman received a postumous 'Bill of Rights Award' at Alan Gottlieb’s 2014 Gun Rights Policy Conference. Now, the GRPC is a big deal and surely few people on this planet deserve a Bill of Rights award more than Aaron (my friend, co-author, and tireless crusader for ALL the Bill of Rights). But as fellow TZP blogger Sheila Stokes-Begley wrote in an email: 'Coming from SAF, is this a little like Obama congratulating someone for being an excellent constitutional scholar? They may well be an excellent constitutional scholar, the problem lies in knowing the compliment came from a man who wouldn’t know a constitutional scholar from a cartoonist.'" (10/24/14)

http://zelmanpartisans.com/?p=185

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The Second Amendment: The first and still the best anti-terrorism policy

Campaign For Liberty Campaign For Liberty
by Norm Singleton

"Fox News Commentator and former judge, Andrew Napolitano, recently made the common-sense observation that the best protection against 'Lone Wolf' terrorist attacks, such as those that occurred in Canada this week, is an armed citizenry .... Campaign for Liberty Chairman Ron Paul agrees with Judge Napolitano that, instead of creating new bureaucracies to take away our rights, government should allow citizens to protect themselves from terrorism by respecting the right to keep and bear arms." (10/24/14)

http://tinyurl.com/kamkrpu

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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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