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  • Time for incorporation of the Second Amendment

    02/18/2009 2:14:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 14 replies · 869+ views
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 February, 2009 | Kurt Hofmann
    The Second Amendment, to the extent it is honored at all, has only been seen as a restraint on the federal government from enacting draconian firearm laws. State and local governments have not needed to so much as pay lip service to the Second Amendment. That, of course, was the original idea--the Bill of Rights was intended to act as a brake on federal power. With the Reconstruction Era advent of the Fourteenth Amendment, though, much of the rest of the Bill of Rights has been applied to the people's dealings with state and local governments, as well. This incorporation...
  • House shoots down federal gun controls-(State Rights vs FedS)

    02/14/2009 8:12:51 PM PST · by Flavius · 81 replies · 3,011+ views
    ap ^ | 2/14/09 | KAHRIN DEINES
    Associated Press Writer HELENA, Mont. (AP) Firearms manufactured and used in Montana would be exempt from federal regulation, under a bill the Montana House is supporting. House Bill 246 aims to circumvent federal authority over interstate commerce, which is the legal basis for most gun regulation in the United States. The bill could have the effect of releasing Montana gun owners from federal registration requirements. The measure applies to firearms, firearm accessories and ammunition that are made and sold in the state. The bill's sponsor, Republican Rep. Joel Boniek of Livingston, says his proposal is more about states' rights than...
  • OPINION: Stimulus Bill Includes Massive Money for Anti-Gun Radicals

    02/11/2009 7:57:45 AM PST · by WOBBLY BOB · 18 replies · 978+ views
    GOA ^ | 2-4-09 | Wobbly Bob
    The Association of Community Organizations for Reform Now (ACORN), the far left anti-gun group under investigation for voter fraud, could be eligible to receive millions, if not billions of dollars from the economic bailout bill that passed out of the House of Representatives. ACORN was an aggressive supporter of Barack Obama -- who had served as the group's legal counsel and even trained ACORN in "community organizing" -- in the presidential election. The Obama campaign even paid the group $800,000 for "voter turnout," the very activities that came under scrutiny by the FBI. In October 2008, ACORN's Las Vegas office...
  • Evil fourishes when good men do nothing.

    01/28/2009 1:21:41 PM PST · by wolfcreek · 21 replies · 1,336+ views
    Evil flourishes when good men, Do nothing. It is now closer to reality than you think. You're sound asleep when you hear a thump outside your bedroom door. Half-awake, and nearly paralyzed with fear, you hear muffled whispers. At least two people have broken into your house and are moving your way. With your heart pumping, you reach down beside your bed and pick up your shotgun. You rack a shell into the chamber, then inch toward the door and open it. In the darkness, you make out two shadows. One holds something that looks like a crowbar. When the...
  • Well Respected Law Professor Predicts that the Heller Decision will be Overturned

    01/21/2009 11:51:53 AM PST · by freedomwarrior998 · 82 replies · 5,338+ views
    John Lott's Website ^ | 1-20-2009 | John Lott
    The Law Review article can be found here. I guess that I felt that this was also likely simply because Obama won the election.
  • If You Think They Won’t Take Your Guns, Think Again!

    01/16/2009 3:20:37 AM PST · by nateriver · 7 replies · 1,363+ views
    “After Katrina, officials trampled on the Constitution and took away the ability of regular folks to defend themselves against criminals. This should be a lesson to us.”
  • A landmark attack in the annals of modern terrorism

    11/29/2008 7:24:58 AM PST · by Leisler · 35 replies · 1,146+ views
    National Post( Canada ) ^ | November 28, 2008 | John C. Thompson
    The Mumbai attacks represent a scenario that few Western police and security forces have dared envision. Fewer still have prepared for it. The basic strategy: use a large number of attackers to overwhelm a target city's ability to respond, and then suddenly switch focus to high value targets and seize hostages. The terrorists first diverted the attention of security forces through a range of incidents involving gunmen all over the city; then, as police attempted to react, they were themselves ambushed. The death of the commander of the Mumbai Counter-Terror Team and two of his principal ....
  • Council passes controversial bill on stolen guns (say they don't care that it's unconstitutional)

    11/24/2008 2:06:56 PM PST · by ellery · 102 replies · 2,976+ views
    Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Nov. 24, 2008 | Rich Lord
    Pittsburgh City Council gave its first approval today to legislation requiring that anyone report a lost or stolen firearm report that within 24 hours or potentially face a $500 fine. The 6-1 vote, with two abstentions, sets up a final vote likely next week, which would send the legislation to Mayor Luke Ravenstahl for his signature or veto, and then potentially to the courts, where similar measures have been challenged. "Who really cares about it being unconstitutional?" said Councilwoman Tonya Payne, a supporter. "This is what's right to do, and if this means that we have to go out and...
  • Norfolk police clashes fires up gun rights group

    10/05/2008 5:39:06 PM PDT · by driftdiver · 11 replies · 777+ views
    Virginian Pilot ^ | Oct 5,, 2008 | Harry Minium
    Once again, members of a guns-rights advocacy group are coming to City Hall, claiming their rights have been violated by the police. The Virginia Citizens Defense League, a Northern Virginia-based group, said 100 or more of its members will descend upon Tuesday's City Council meeting to vent their displeasure, many with guns holstered to their hips. The group is upset about a police confrontation involving a member carrying a weapon openly, which is legal in Virginia. The group last came to the City Council in August 2007, when members protested the arrest of Chet Szymecki of Yorktown at Harborfest for...
  • Virginia Tech by Pierre Lemieux

    04/18/2007 9:04:57 AM PDT · by Leisler · 6 replies · 846+ views ^ | April, 16, 2007 | Pierre Lemieux
    Polytechnique (Québec), Dunblane (United Kingdom), Jonesboro (Arkansas), Columbine (Colorado), Nickel Mines (Pennsylvania), Dawson College (Québec), Virginia Tech (Blacksburg) today – what do these and several other mass killings of students and children have in common? The answer is not obvious. What is obvious, though, is at least one factor they don’t have in common: the liberty to keep and bear arms. We have to look at the phenomenon with some time perspective. Mass killings were rare when guns were easily available, while they have been increasing as guns have become more controlled. In the early 20th century, guns were easily...
  • The DC Gun Ban

    03/12/2007 3:16:27 PM PDT · by KDD · 20 replies · 884+ views
    Texas Straight Talk ^ | 03/12/07 | Ron Paul
    March 12, 2007 Last Friday a federal appeals court in Washington DC issued a ruling that hopefully will result in the restoration of 2nd Amendment rights in the nation's capital. It appears the Court rejected the District of Columbia 's nonsensical argument that the 2nd Amendment confers only a "collective right," something gun control advocates have asserted for years. Of course we should not have too much faith in our federal courts to protect gun rights, considering they routinely rubber stamp egregious violations of the 1 st, 4th, and 5th Amendments, and allow Congress to legislate wildly outside the bounds...
  • Zumbo Letter to CCRKBA (Promises to become gun banners' worst nightmare)

    03/05/2007 3:25:49 PM PST · by Mini-14 · 128 replies · 2,214+ views
    The High Road ^ | February 18, 2007 | Jim Zumbo
    Mr. Alan Gottlieb, Chairman Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms 12500 N.E. Tenth Place Bellevue, WA 98005 Dear Alan: They say that hindsight is always 20-20. In my case, hindsight has been a hard teacher, like the father teaching the son a lesson about life in the wood shed. I was wrong when I recently suggested that wildlife agencies should ban semiautomatic firearms I erroneously called “assault rifles” for hunting. I insulted legions of my fellow gun owners in the process by calling them “terrorist rifles.” I can never apologize enough for having worn blinders when...
  • N. Korea's vice FM doesn't rule out possible 2nd nuke test: ABC News

    10/21/2006 12:40:18 AM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 3 replies · 412+ views
    Kyodo News ^ | 10/20/06
    N. Korea's vice FM doesn't rule out possible 2nd nuke test: ABC News NEW YORK, Oct. 20 KYODO North Korean Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye Gwan did not rule out the possibility of his country performing a second nuclear test, ABC News reported Friday. In an interview with the U.S. television network in Pyongyang on Friday, Kim was quoted as saying, ''I think you can closely watch what happens.'' Kim is North Korea's chief negotiator at the six-party talks on Pyongyang's nuclear program. When ABC's anchor said, ''I don't think that's an answer,'' Kim replied, ''I think that's a good...
  • Teacher caught with gun at school (Female carrying pistol for protection from ex-husband)

    10/01/2006 2:17:32 PM PDT · by Mini-14 · 133 replies · 3,088+ views
    The Olympian ^ | September 26, 2006 | Venice Buhain and Jeremy Pawloski
    LACEY - A 33-year-old teacher at Nisqually Middle School is on administrative leave after school officials discovered she brought a .38 Special handgun - along with bullets - on school grounds Thursday, according to the Thurston County Sheriff's Office.Teacher Mary Catherine Roe, who lives in Shelton, told deputies she was fearful of her husband and that he used a gun while assaulting her, according to a sheriff's report. Roe also has a domestic violence protection order against her husband, according to Mason County records. No decision was made Monday about whether Roe will face criminal charges, Deputy Prosecuting Attorney Dave...
  • 41-year-old does 2nd Army stint

    08/21/2006 6:15:19 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 691+ views
    FORT HUACHUCA — Suzanne Despy is finally getting a chance to complete something she started when she was 17. The soon-to-be 41-year-old is back in the Army after the military increased the maximum enlistment age to 42. In 1983, her parents had to sign for her to join. “But not this time,” said Despy, a specialist currently assigned to Company F, 309th Military Intelligence Battalion where she is waiting to start a 20-week course to become a human intelligence collector — an interrogator. It is good her parents did not have to sign again because she joked that they probably...
  • Taliban Makes 2nd Bogus Chopper Downing Claim, Two Troops Killed

    06/25/2006 12:43:55 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 309+ views
    WASHINGTON, June 25, 2006 – The Taliban made another false claim of shooting down a U.S. helicopter yesterday, while two coalition troops were killed, officials reported. The Taliban claim came as at least 65 insurgents were killed during recent firefights with coalition forces in Afghanistan. The Taliban falsely told the media June 24 that a U.S. helicopter was shot down yesterday in the Tarin Kowt area of Uruzgan Province. There's no truth to this claim, U.S. officials said, noting that all coalition helicopters are accounted for. This is the second fake claim of downing a U.S. helicopter the Taliban have...
  • N.J. Scraps 2nd Slogan in Less Than Year

    05/07/2006 12:02:59 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 128 replies · 2,154+ views ^ | 5 6 06 | associated press
    TRENTON, N.J. - New Jersey: We're Not So Good With Slogans. The state has jettisoned "Come See For Yourself," its second attempt at a tagline in less than a year. It was the product of a statewide contest set up by then-acting Gov. Richard J. Codey last fall, after he rejected a consultant's offering: "We'll Win You Over." State tourism officials said legal issues led them to scrap the latest slogan, explaining that West Virginia and other states previously used "Come See For Yourself." "We are proceeding without the slogan. We will revisit the next steps at the end of...
  • Second grader suspended for putting pills in teacher's water

    05/04/2006 7:32:21 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 498+ views
    KARE11 ^ | 5-4-06 | ap
    The Minneapolis school district suspended a boy in second grade after his teacher found mysterious pills had been placed in her water bottle, the district said. School district spokesman Josh Collins said the teacher was fine. She noticed something was wrong and did not drink out of the bottle on Monday. The incident was reported to school district officials on Tuesday and the student was suspended for five days. "This type of threat is not ever tolerated," he said. Collins said the matter had been referred to the police. "At this time, we don't know what the pills were," he...
  • Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, awarded the Silver Star Medal

    04/27/2006 4:43:52 PM PDT · by SandRat · 22 replies · 1,749+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Mr. Bill W. Love
    Corpus, Christi, Texas (April 27, 2006) - Hospital Corpsman 2nd Class Juan M. Rubio, of San Angelo, Texas, was awarded the Silver Star Medal for conspicuous gallantry against the enemy on Jan. 1, 2005, while serving as a Marine platoon corpsman in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Medical Corps, Commander, Navy Medicine East and Commander, Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth, Va., Rear Adm. Thomas R. Cullison, left, made the presentation in front of the Naval Hospital on board Naval Air Station Corpus Christi. U.S. Navy photo by Mr. Bill W. Love (RELEASED)
  • HMM-774 finishes 2nd deployment in 19 months

    04/10/2006 6:31:28 PM PDT · by SandRat · 6 replies · 474+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Lance Cpl. James B. Hoke
    AL ASAD, Iraq (April 9, 2006) -- Brushing the grit from their faces and the sand from their eyes, the Marines with Marine Medium Helicopter Squadron 774 completed their second deployment to Al Asad, Iraq, April 1, and are heading home to Norfolk, Va. The Marines with HMM-774, Marine Aircraft Group 16 (Reinforced), 3rd Marine Aircraft Wing, have spent the last seven months transporting Marines and cargo, providing assault support and maintaining their aircraft in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. "Our mission is to augment with the active duty forces and provide full mission capable Marine helicopter assault support in...