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  • Legal Costs Mount For Bay Area Man Sued By Home Intruder He Shot

    03/12/2016 2:34:07 PM PST · by skyman · 49 replies
    KPIX News ^ | March 9, 2016 | Mark Kelly
    FOSTER CITY (KPIX 5) – A Bay Area man said he is struggling to pay his legal fees after a home intruder he shot filed a lawsuit against him. Joe Balistreri could hardly believe an intruder sued him for negligent use of a handgun. “That is my biggest issue, our judicial system allows these people to have the right to try to sue,” he told KPIX 5. Balistreri said he was merely protecting his family. “I had no choice given the circumstances,” he said. On March 24, 2012, his family was spending the night at his parents’ home in Foster...
  • Nugent on Gun Control - Some Of The best Words Ever Spoken

    01/01/2015 1:31:14 AM PST · by Ray76 · 16 replies
    A person's moral compass can be determined by how he references free men their right to defend themselves.
  • USF Bows To Court Ruling, Lifts Ban On Guns In Cars

    01/07/2014 7:19:22 AM PST · by Iron Munro · 11 replies
    The Tampa Tribune ^ | January 6, 2014 | Jerome R. Stockfisch
    TAMPA — The University of South Florida has lifted a ban on the storage of firearms in vehicles, falling in line with a court ruling that universities do not have the authority to regulate guns on campus. The decision appeased gun rights activists who threatened to sue USF. Still, they say the university continued to overstep its bounds with some of the language in the new policy. USF’s original policy prohibited weapons “located anywhere on a USF System campus or facility or at a USF System event, including on one’s person, in a motor vehicle, in an office, in a...
  • License to kill: Proposed ‘stand your ground’ law in Ohio an invitation to violence and vigilantism

    10/10/2013 9:31:10 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Toledo Blade ^ | October 11, 2013 | The Editors
    Some Ohio lawmakers want to modify the state’s concealed-weapons law by vastly expanding the circumstances in which a person has no duty to retreat before using lethal force in self-defense. Such a “stand your ground” law is unnecessary. Worse, it would increase the danger of gun violence — something this state and its cities hardly need. City councils in several Ohio communities, including Toledo, Akron, Dayton, and Cincinnati, formally oppose the proposed bill. Members of the Ohio Student Association also have protested it. Current Ohio law states that people need not retreat in their residence, their vehicle, or the vehicle...
  • Poet Maya Angelou Blasts Gun at Home Intruder

    04/03/2013 11:56:25 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | 004/03/2013
    "I was in my house in North Carolina. It was fall. I heard someone walking on the leaves. And somebody actually turned the knob. So I said, "Stand four feet back because I'm going to shoot now!" Boom! Boom! The police came by and said, "Ms. Angelou, the shots came from inside the house." I said, "Well, I don't know how that happened."
  • Gun protest in Richmond, VA today, 2 PM

    05/02/2011 7:05:52 AM PDT · by Gopher Broke · 1 replies
    VCDL note
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------- VCDL's meeting schedule: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- Abbreviations used in VA-ALERT: ---------------------------------------------------------------------- I have just learned that TOMORROW (Monday, May 2) at 2 PM the Mayors Against Illegal Guns will have a bus in front of the Richmond City Hall (Broad St. and 9th). The vehicle is coming with the support of the anti-freedom Mayor, Dwight C. Jones, Senator Henry Marsh, Senator Donald McEachin, and Richmond Police Chief Bryan T. Norwood. Some local anti-freedom families will be there pushing Bloomberg's agenda. It would be great if we could have get a good turnout to protest this farce. I will be...
  • State [WY] plan fines feds $2,000 over gun rules: 2 years in jail also possible for agent...

    03/14/2010 1:50:40 AM PST · by Red Steel · 33 replies · 1,230+ views
    WND ^ | March 13, 2010 12:20 am Eastern | Bob Unruh
    2 years in jail also possible for agent enforcing U.S. regulations on firearm Wyoming has joined a growing list of states with self-declared exemptions from federal gun regulation of weapons made, bought and used inside state borders – but lawmakers in the Cowboy State have taken the issue one step further, adopting significant penalties for federal agents attempting to enforce Washington's rules. According to a law signed into effect yesterday by Democratic Gov. Dave Freudenthal, any agent of the U.S. who "enforces or attempts to enforce" federal gun rules on a "personal firearm" in Wyoming faces a felony conviction and...
  • Quarterly Firearm and Ammunition Excise Taxes Up 43%

    07/31/2009 2:27:42 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 32 replies · 1,271+ views
    NSSF ^ | July 31, 2009
    NEWTOWN, Conn., July 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During a time period of great economic uncertainty, firearm and ammunition sales have continued to increase throughout the country. According to the most recent Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax Collection Report, released earlier today by the Department of the Treasury, firearm and ammunition manufacturers paid more than $109.8 million in the first calendar quarter of 2009; up 43% over the same time period reported in 2008. This dramatic increase follows a 31.3 percent increase in excise taxes from the previous quarter (4Q, 2008) and eight straight months of increased FBI background checks -...
  • What Is Bush Thinking? Ask Fred on 2nd Amend. Rights

    01/17/2008 7:15:39 AM PST · by PurpleMountains · 2 replies · 57+ views
    From Sea to Shining Sea ^ | 1/17/08 | Purple Mountains
    My readers all know that I am a strong supporter of President Bush even though he has sometimes taken actions that leave me baffled. I am talking about such things as signing the McCain-Feingold bill, pushing for the No Child Left Behind legislation and involving himself in the Terry Sciavo case. Last week Fred Thompson made a statement about the upcoming Supreme Court review of the overturn of Washington D.C.’s outrageous gun control laws that also left me baffled until I looked into the matter. What has happened is that the Bush Administration has, unbelievably, filed a brief in this...
  • Civilian Gun Self-Defense

    06/23/2004 10:03:27 PM PDT · by walford · 6 replies · 157+ views
    Where Clayton Cramer and Pete Drum keep track of civilians using guns in self-defense.
  • Concealed carry - Ohio, New Mexico, Missouri [consolidation of 3 articles]

    12/11/2003 1:51:48 PM PST · by walford · 20 replies · 395+ views
    Gun Week ^ | 12/10/2003 | Dave Workman
    New Mexico’s Carry Law ChallengedA children’s advocacy group and a physician have sued to get New Mexico’s new conceal gun carry law declared unconstitutional, according to United Press International. The new law gives New Mexicans the right to carry concealed handguns beginning Jan. 1. The Santa Fe New Mexican reports Voices for Children and Dr. Victor LaCerva, a Santa Fe physician, filed their lawsuit Nov. 5. It asks the New Mexico Supreme Court to declare the new law unconstitutional and to block the state from issuing handgun permits next year as planned. The state constitution affirms the right of...
  • Gun advocate to fill open Senate seat

    12/04/2003 6:49:08 PM PST · by Tumbleweed_Connection · 7 replies · 137+ views ^ | 12/4/03 | Sarah Bahari
    Phil Journey, best known as an advocate for gun owners' rights, will take over the state Senate seat being vacated by Nancey Harrington of Goddard. Republican precinct committee members who live in the 26th Senate district, which includes much of western Sedgwick County, chose Journey on Tuesday night. He received 46 votes. Dale Swenson and Dick Kelsey, the other candidates, received 24 and eight votes, respectively. Journey, a lawyer, ran unsuccessfully for the seat in 1988 and lost a bid for a Sedgwick County Commission seat in 2000. Mark Kahrs, chairman of the Sedgwick County Republican Party, said he was...
  • Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified!

    05/07/2003 6:07:38 PM PDT · by Richard-SIA · 6 replies · 355+ views
    5/7/03 | Richard Brengman
    Enemies of RKBA & NFA in Nevada identified! Every time a good bill on our RKBA comes up, particularly bills to expand our CCW permits, it is the Nevada Sheriff's & Chief's Association that opposes it. It seems they are dominated by the liberal Clark County (Vegas) clique. I need sincere ideas on ways to diminish their influence with the state legislature. I am sick of attending hearings and watching the committee members pay scant attention to the public, then come to attention when the NSCA lobbyist takes his turn! Right now there is a bill making it's way through...

    09/21/2002 10:21:59 AM PDT · by forest · 5 replies · 293+ views
    Fiedor Report On the News #288 ^ | 9-22-02 | Doug Fiedor
    IN DEFENSE OF HOMELAND SECURITY In case anyone is wondering, I have my contribution to "homeland security" sitting within arms reach of my keyboard. And, if that's not enough, there is another just a few feet away. Besides being part of my birthright as an American citizen, they are 100% legal, too -- in four different ways. When the term "homeland security" is mentioned, I immediately think of the perceptive advice of Thomas Jefferson, the primary author of The Declaration of Independence, a significant kibitzer when James Madison wrote the Bill of Rights and our third U.S. President. As a...