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  • Jersey City gun ‘buyback’ illustrates character of characters behind it(NJ)

    07/21/2011 5:02:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 July, 2011 | David Codrea
    On Monday, I blogged about a Jersey City gun "buyback" on The War on Guns: Notes from the Resistance—my focus was on the ignorant cop collecting guns who was photographed with his finger curled on the trigger. At the time, the “buyback” proprietors did not release a number of guns collected, but did say it “exceeded expectations.” Now we find out how high they set those expectations: They collected 65 guns. None, of course, from criminals, unless somebody wanted to take advantage of the “No Questions Asked” policy and either cash in on a stolen gun or else dispose of...
  • Bob Beckel reported 1600 minors killed by firearm accidents per year-What BS

    07/19/2011 2:54:53 PM PDT · by central_va · 90 replies
    Nat. Ctr. for Child Death Review ^ | 7/19/2011 | Ctr for Chld Death Review
    In 2000, 174 children (0-18) in the United States died from unintentional firearm-related injuries. Unintentional injuries are usually caused when children play with guns or are hunting.
  • Boy Kills Family Dog To Protect Grandmother : Pit Bull Killed Dog, Attacked 3

    07/14/2011 8:26:02 PM PDT · by george76 · 55 replies
    WMTW. ^ | Jul 14, 2011
    MANCHESTER, Maine -- Kennebec County's sheriff said a 12-year-old boy prevented further injuries by shooting and killing a pit bull with a shotgun after it had attacked two people and killed another dog... ... 120-pound pit bull killed a terrier at a 826 Prescott Road home in Manchester and then attacked an 11-year-old boy who tried to break up the fight, Liberty said. The boy's grandmother, Lena Walker, and Anthony Manganella tried to protect the younger boy, but were attacked as well. The boy's 12-year-old older brother loaded his father's 20-gauge shotgun and shot the dog, Deputy Jesse Duda of...
  • Mayor (Eddie Espinoza) of NM town (Columbus) pleads guilty to gun smuggling

    07/13/2011 2:29:35 PM PDT · by fishtank · 15 replies
    seattle times ^ | today | ft
    LAS CRUCES, N.M. — The former mayor of the New Mexico border town of Columbus has pleaded guilty to federal gun smuggling charges. ........
  • Accidental Gun Deaths 2002-2007

    07/05/2011 10:00:33 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies · 2+ views
    National Safety Council, CDC ^ | 5 July, 2011 | Marktwain
    The number of fatal firearms accidents for the last six years of record are: 2002 - 762; 2003 - 730; 2004 - 649; 2005 - 630; 2006 - 680. 2007 - 613 I had to hunt a bit for this information, which I think many are interested in. The accidental firearm death rate is down over 94% since 1905. You have to do a bit of work at the link to find the figures in the source.
  • Investigators: armed robbery victim shot suspect (SC)

    07/01/2011 5:09:41 PM PDT · by SC Swamp Fox · 15 replies
    SCNow.com ^ | June 30, 2011 | SCNow Staff
    FLORENCE, SC -- Investigators said an armed robbery victim shot the suspect in the parking lot of a store outside Florence early Thursday night. It happened about 6:45 p.m. at the Dollar General at 2223 E. Howe Springs Road, Florence County Sheriff's Capt. Mike Nunn said in a press release issued Friday afternoon. Investigators said the victim of an armed robbery, while sitting in his vehicle in the store parking lot, shot the suspect, who was wounded and fled from the scene, leaving his handgun behind, Nunn said. The suspect later was found to have been taken to an area...
  • North Korea, Iran make fools of United Nations

    07/01/2011 6:00:39 AM PDT · by Pinkbell · 7 replies
    Vancouver Sun ^ | July 1, 2011 | Jonathan Manthorpe
    The United Nations is more a comedy club than a sober forum for expanding humanity's civilization. How else can one explain that in the past few days Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has endorsed an anti-terrorism conference hosted by Iran and North Korea has assumed the presidency of a UN arms control agency? The foul Iranian regime is, after all, one of the world's most significant state sponsors of terrorism at home and abroad. The North Korean regime of Kim Jong Il has one of the world's worst records for the illegal sales of arms, missiles and nuclear weapons technology. Pyongyang is...
  • Bloomberg Ad Invokes Al Qaeda in Fighting Illegal Guns

    06/29/2011 8:50:22 AM PDT · by Palter · 20 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 June 2011 | DAVID W. CHEN
    Mayor Michael R. Bloomberg is back on the air with another political ad, and this time his focus is guns.Just a few weeks after an operative from Al Qaeda released a video urging Islamic militants to take advantage of America as a country “absolutely awash with easily obtainable firearms,” Mr. Bloomberg and his national anti-illegal gun coalition, Mayors Against Illegal Guns, released a commercial on Tuesday urging Congress to close what they say is a loophole in gun laws. That loophole is gun shows, the mayors say, where all kinds of people — even terrorists — can purchase firearms.The ad...
  • Botched Jewelry Heist in San Juan Capistrano Connected to Laguna Niguel Heist [ 2 Robbers killed ]

    06/24/2011 9:17:21 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 15 replies
    patch.com ^ | June 24 2011 | -CNS
    <p>Sheriff's officials say the robbery at Monaco Jewelers today is connected to holdups on Jan. 20 at Pacific Park Jewelers in Laguna Niguel and on Feb. 1 at Rita's Jewelry in Mission Viejo.</p> <p>Two of three people who tried to rob a jewelry store in San Juan Capistrano were shot and killed today by a store employee, a sheriff's official said.</p>
  • Illinois Now the Only State Without a Concealed Carry Law

    06/24/2011 1:47:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    wqad.com ^ | 23 June, 2011 | Roger Sadler
    Milan, Illinois— Today, Illinois stands alone. It's the only state that does not allow its citizens to carry a concealed weapon. That's because Wednesday, Wisconsin became the 49th state to join the concealed carry club when its state assembly passed a bill allowing its citizens to carry personal weapons. Illinois' legislature was a few votes short of passing a concealed carry bill last month. It received 65 votes, six short of the 71 needed to pass the bill and override a promised veto from Governor Pat Quinn. Now, the news from Wisconsin has gun rights supporters even more energized to...
  • Wart blasted off with shotgun (arrested on gun charge)

    06/16/2011 1:52:54 AM PDT · by Cincinatus' Wife · 31 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | June 15, 2011 | Nigel Bunyan
    For five years Sean Murphy was driven to distraction by a painful blemish that no amount of creams, ointments or doctors' appointments could cure. So he came up with his own radical and permament procedure to remove the stubborn wart forever - he blasted it with a 12-bore shotgun. But not only did the blast take off almost his entire finger, it also left him facing 15 years in jail for the illegal possesion of a firearm. Yesterday, with only a stump to show for the middle of his left hand, and a suspended 16-week prison sentence, he insisted he...
  • Pima County sheriff releases Guerena search warrant documents

    06/03/2011 12:33:11 PM PDT · by Fido969 · 40 replies
    Fox11AZ.com ^ | June 3, 2011 | Fox11AZ
    Thursday they released hundreds of pages of search warrant documents, with a few lines redacted, but giving a much clearer picture of what led authorities to the Guerena home.
  • Judge to rule if sheriff, county will remain defendants in Costco shooting lawsuit

    06/03/2011 6:48:59 AM PDT · by Fido969 · 17 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | 06/01/11 | Steve Kanigher
    The county, through Chief Deputy District Attorney Stephanie Barker, argued to be dismissed from the case because Metro is an independent legal entity that adopts its own policies, procedures and rules. Barker told the judge that under state law the county isn’t liable for Metro’s conduct.
  • Holiday, heat bring out violence

    05/31/2011 7:55:02 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 41 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | May 31, 2011 | Deanese Williams-Harris
    A man who was killed trying to protect his girlfriend and a 16-year-old girl were among six people killed and at least 21 others wounded in separate shootings over the Memorial Day holiday and into the night, officials said. Two of the non-fatal shootings took place at a South Side beach. The spate of violence came only a day after the redeployment of 500 police officers from two specialized units to high-crime districts. The first slaying happened about 7:49 p.m. on the 7600 block of South Eberhart Avenue in the city's Chatham neighborhood, police said.
  • Now SB 321 goes to Governor Perry! (Parking Lot Bill)

    05/27/2011 7:07:07 PM PDT · by nralife · 9 replies
    Texas State Rifle Association E-mail Alert | Fri, May 27, 2011 7:51 pm | Alice Tripp
    Now SB 321 goes to Governor Perry! At 6:30 p.m. today, May 27th, the Texas Senate passed the conference committee report on SB 321 by Hegar/Kleinschmidt. The House passed their version yesterday and NOW at last SB 321, the Employer Parking Lot bill, is on its way to Governor Perry's desk. The conference process is required because the House made changes to a Senate bill... This was also an opportunity to add a bit more immunity for employers, something of concern to Governor Perry, and make a tweak or two to the language. The only "carve-outs" forced on the bill...
  • Legislative hurdles imperil Nevada CCW reform

    05/27/2011 2:34:23 PM PDT · by Loyal Sedition · 1 replies
    Examiner.com ^ | 5/27/11 | Mike Searson
    Democrats attempt to derail Nevada CCW reform by referring a unanimously passed bill (AB282) back to a Senate conference room to die a slow death as the 2011 State Legislature draws to a close. This morning, as I watched the webcast on my phone: Assemblyman William Horne(D-Las Vegas) attempted to derail this reform by sending it back to the Senate rejecting Amendment 780 which speaks to the fees charged for what is our constitutional right to keep and bear arms. Co-conspiring with Horne was Debbie Smith (D-Sparks) who was chairing the committee. Ira Hansen (R-Sparks) and Kelly Kite(R-Minden) had the...
  • Man attacked by pit bulls in Kirkland park, opens fire ( WA )

    05/22/2011 6:05:50 PM PDT · by george76 · 104 replies
    KOMO News ^ | May 22, 2011
    A leisurely Saturday afternoon in the park quickly mutated into a real-life horror scene when three pit bulls attacked a man and his German shepherd without warning, police said. During the unprovoked attack, the man pulled out his concealed weapon and opened fire, hitting one of the pit bulls and scaring off the others. "If I didn't have my gun - I'd be dead right now," he later told KOMO News. "It was an instant decision. It's not something I wanted to do. I love animals." Kirkland police Sgt. Rob Saloum said the violent drama unfolded Saturday as a local...
  • Uptown robbers target the wrong guy (MN)

    05/11/2011 11:10:32 AM PDT · by ButThreeLeftsDo · 18 replies
    StarTribune.com ^ | 5/11/11 | Matt McKinney
    The Uptown robbers struck again Tuesday night, only this time their victim was armed, police say. Edward Curtis, 61, who described himself to police as an ex-Marine, fired several shots at a group of men who attacked him as he got out of his car near his apartment, according to police records. Curtis thinks he may have struck one of the men, said Minneapolis Police Lt. Mike Fossum. "He had just parked his car in the parking lot," said Fossum. "These guys blitzed him. They just started kicking his ass. He managed to get off three rounds." The suspects, one...
  • Opinion Should Put an End to Judge’s 15 Years of Attacks on Firearms Industry

    05/10/2011 6:36:41 AM PDT · by pabianice · 10 replies
    NSSF News ^ | 5/10/11 | Keane
    Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals issued a ruling in the only cases to reach appellate court arising from New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s 2006 civil lawsuits against out-of-state firearms retailers that interfered with as many as 18 ongoing criminal investigations. Not surprisingly, Mayor Bloomberg filed those cases in federal district court in Brooklyn, N.Y., before his handpicked judge, Jack B. Weinstein. While the appellate court ruled the defendants’ strategy of avoiding the charade of a “trial” before Judge Weinstein where the outcome would be a forgone conclusion resulted in their waiver and forfeiture of jurisdictional defenses, Judge...
  • Libyan Rebels: We Killed 57 Soldiers

    05/09/2011 4:23:12 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 11 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 10/5/11
    Rebels in Libya claimed on Monday that they killed 57 of leader Muammar Qaddafi’s soldiers and destroyed 17 military vehicles in a shootout that took place on Monday in the city of Ajdabiya. One of the rebel commanders told the Al Jazeera network that two of his men were killed during the shootout and added that the Libyan troops were led by one of Qaddafi’s sons
  • Bill expanding gun rights keeps moving in Minnesota

    05/04/2011 11:19:14 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 11 replies
    winona daily news ^ | 5-4-11 | ap
    ST. PAUL, Minn. - A proposal expanding the right to use deadly force in self-defense continues its advance through the Republican-controlled Legislature. The gun bill from GOP Rep. Tony Cornish goes before a House judiciary panel Wednesday after passing a public safety committee last week. The legislation would grant the right to defend oneself using deadly force in an expanded definition of home, including a garage, car, deck, tent, boat, overnight accommodation or other dwelling. The person wouldn't have to retreat from a threatening situation first.
  • AOL News: Osama Bin Laden Was Unarmed During Navy SEAL Raid, Says White House (Baaaaarf!)

    05/04/2011 2:40:36 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 46 replies
    AOL News ^ | 4/5/11 | MATT APUZZO and ADAM GOLDMAN
    Panetta said that bin Laden made "some threatening moves that were made that clearly represented a clear threat to our guys. And that's the reason they fired." The SEALs were back in the U.S. at Andrews Air Force Base outside Washington for debriefing on the raid, lawmakers said after meeting with Panetta. The question of how to present bin Laden's death to the world is a difficult balancing act for the White House. President Barack Obama told Americans that justice had been done, but the White House also declared that bin Laden's body was treated respectfully and sent to rest...
  • Minnesota: Two Major Pro-Gun Bills Up for Committee Consideration This Week and Need Your Support!

    05/03/2011 9:40:57 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 5 replies
    NRA ^ | 5-2-11 | NRA-ILA
    Two important pro-gun bills need your immediate attention. As we reported last week, House File 1467 passed in the House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee by a 10 to 7 vote. HB 1467, which is sponsored by state Representative Tony Cornish (R-24B), is now before the House Judiciary Committee and will be voted on during its hearing at 8:15 a.m. this Wednesday, May 4. The Senate companion bill sponsored by state Senator Gretchen Hoffman (R-10), Senate File 1357 Senate File 1357, is expected to be considered by the Senate Judiciary and Public Safety Committee as early...
  • (NY) Bodega association head is urging deli owners to pack heat behind counter

    05/01/2011 9:43:31 PM PDT · by Coleus · 1 replies
    ny daily news ^ | May 1, 2011 | Edgar Sandoval
    A crusader for city bodegas wants to turn deli owners into Dirty Harrys - by urging them to pack heat behind the counter. Luis Ducasse, head of the Bodega Association of the United States, has been targeting cornershops and delis in crime-ridden neighborhoods, handing out gun-license applications to owners. "Deli owners make for easy victims," he said. "A person can come in wearing a ski mask and carrying a gun, and the person behind the counter has no place to go, or way to fight back." The pistol push began after at least 12 deli owners from the Bronx and...
  • Deadly force bill gaining traction in Minnesota Legislature

    04/29/2011 5:41:08 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 9 replies · 1+ views
    pioneer press ^ | 4-30-11 | dennis lien
    The top prosecutor in Dakota County doesn't like it. Neither do St. Paul police or Minnesota police organizations. Not to mention gun-control groups. But Republicans, backed by gun-rights groups, apparently do. And so, a bill that would give Minnesotans more flexibility in using deadly force to defend themselves and their properties cleared its first legislative hurdle Thursday. The Republican-controlled House Public Safety and Crime Prevention Policy and Finance Committee voted 10-7 to send the measure to another committee. "It's a common-sense bill,'' said its chief sponsor, state Rep. Tony Cornish, R-Good Thunder. The measure would expand state laws on use...
  • The most important update to MN gun law since the Minnesota Citizens Personal Protection Act

    04/16/2011 10:31:47 AM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 2 replies
    GOCRA ^ | 4-15-11 | joel olson
    Here’s an overview: Adds Stand Your Ground Enhances Castle Doctrine Prevents Gun Seizures During a State of Emergency Extends Purchase Permits to Five Years The bill also borrows a page from the Permit to Carry law, providing a more robust appeal process for denied purchase permits, and requiring that police chiefs and sheriffs whose purchase permit denials are overturned must pay the applicants’ legal costs. Adds Universal Carry Permit Reciprocity
  • Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of...

    04/12/2011 5:28:07 PM PDT · by neverdem · 6 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 08, 2011 | NA
    ·11250 Waples Mill Road ·   Fairfax, Virginia 22030    ·800-392-8683   Urge Your Representative To Cosponsor H.R. 822, The National Right to Carry Reciprocity Act Of 2011   Friday, April 08, 2011   Congressmen Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) and Heath Shuler (D-N.C.) have introduced vital legislation that will enable millions of permit holders to exercise their right to self-defense while traveling outside their home states.There are now only two states that have no clear legal way for individuals to carry concealed firearms for self-defense.  Thirty-nine states have shall-issue permit systems that make it possible for any law-abiding person to obtain a permit, while...
  • The Great Walls -- Largest Structures in the Universe: "Do They Contradict Big Bang Theory?"

    03/31/2011 11:50:50 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 68 replies
    Daily Galaxy ^ | 3/31/11 | Casey Kazan and the Daily Galaxy staff
    “Just as a fish may be barely aware of the medium in which it lives and swims, so the microstructure of empty space could be far too complex for unaided human brains." -- Sir Martin Rees, Astronomer Royal, physicist, Cambridge University Our known Hubble length universe contains hundreds of millions of galaxies that have clumped together, forming super clusters and a series of massive walls of galaxies separated by vast voids of empty space. Great Wall: The most vast structure ever is a collection of superclusters a billion light years away extending for 5% the length of the entire observable...
  • AR-15 - Build; Need some upper advice

    03/22/2011 3:04:37 PM PDT · by Chasaway · 64 replies
    3/22/2011 | Me
    I've got the lower. Now I want to really work up an AR that presents as I want it. Some pics that are close to what I'm thinking are included. Where do I go to get the stuff I need to finish this rifle as I like....but spending as little as I can? Not so much the barrels as the furniture... Some links/resources would be terrific!
  • Couple recount fatal fray at their Tierra Verde home ( FL )

    03/21/2011 9:07:24 PM PDT · by george76 · 74 replies
    Times ^ | March 21, 2011 | Danny Valentine
    Meghan Brown had fired her pink .38-caliber handgun only inside a shooting range. Even there, she said, she wasn't very good. The 2009 Miss Tierra Verde, 25 and a slender brunet, had trouble pulling back the trigger. When she did manage, she said she almost never hit the target. That Saturday was different. A man barged into her home, attacking her and beating her fiance. Adrenaline pumping, she fetched the gun from her bedroom. She trained it on the man, following his movements as he tussled with her fiance. She saw an opening. She pulled the trigger. Pop. Pop. Pop....
  • Winchester issues recall for some Ranger 223 ammo

    03/18/2011 5:45:44 PM PDT · by WOBBLY BOB · 25 replies
    police one .com ^ | 3-8-11 | Drew Johnson
    Affected lots have last four digits: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51 Owners of Ranger 223 Remington 64 Grain Power-Point centerfire rifle ammunition may want to pause before chambering a round. Olin Corporation, through its Winchester Division, is recalling six lots of the Ranger 223 ammo after determining that the lots may contain incorrect propellant. The last four characters of the affected lot numbers are: DK01, DK11, DK21, DK31, DK41, and DK51. Incorrect propellant in the Ranger 223 may cause firearm damage
  • Shootings leave 1 dead, 9 wounded in city

    03/18/2011 8:14:47 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 15 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | March 18, 2011 | Carlos Sadovi, Serena Maria Daniels and Becky Schlikerman
    Various shootings in Chicago have killed one person and left at least 9 others wounded, authorities said Thursday night. A man was shot dead about 9:40 p.m. in the West Pullman neighborhood on the Far South Side, police said. The victim was identified as Carlos Morales, of the 11700 block of South Lowe Avenue, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office, which said he was shot at his home. The man suffered a gunshot wound to the chest, said police News Affairs Officer Hector Alfaro, citing preliminary information.
  • Okla. Senate OKs Bill Allowing Open Carry Of Guns

    03/16/2011 4:19:56 PM PDT · by Greystoke · 12 replies
    KOCO.COM ^ | 3/15/2011 | Staff
    OKLAHOMA CITY -- Anyone 18 or older could openly carry a firearm in Oklahoma without a gun license under a bill overwhelmingly approved in the state Senate. The Republican-controlled Senate voted 36-8 on Tuesday for the bill by Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, over the objections of several members who argued the bill had too few restrictions.
  • Gun rights: a moving target (MN)

    03/11/2011 6:27:56 AM PST · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Minnesota Daily ^ | 9 March, 2011 | Luke Feuerherm
    Michelle walked toward Bill's Gun Shop carrying a black handbag in one hand. In the other, inside a secure case, was the black handgun she borrowed from her father. The self-described "hippie" was there because she felt she had no choice. The man in prison for stalking her is set to be released later this month and made it clear in a recent court hearing that he knew where she worked and planned on paying her a visit. "This isn't the way I operate," said Michelle, who asked her full name not be used for fear of reprisal. "I feel...
  • School of Glock

    03/11/2011 6:01:24 AM PST · by Malone LaVeigh · 29 replies
    The New York Times ^ | March 9, 2011 | GAIL COLLINS
    It’s been nearly nine weeks since that tragic shooting in Tucson, and you may be wondering whether there’s been any gun legislation proposed in the aftermath.
  • Hal Turner agrees to destruction of his firearms

    03/09/2011 10:28:49 AM PST · by Coleus · 4 replies
    northjersey.com ^ | 03.09.11 | THOM WEIDLICH
    Hal Turner, the North Bergen Internet radio host and blogger serving a 33-month sentence for threatening three U.S. judges, agreed to let the government destroy his firearms after the judge in his case ordered them returned to his mother. Federal prosecutors told U.S. District Judge Donald E. Walter in Brooklyn on Feb. 28 that they wanted to destroy the four weapons and pay Turner for them rather than return them. They said e-mails he wrote appeared to show he planned to pursue judicial and law-enforcement officials after he is released from prison. "Mr. Turner has directed me to agree to...
  • Illinois Wants to Release Names of All Gun Owners

    03/01/2011 1:46:16 PM PST · by Tom Rounder · 32 replies · 2+ views
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | March 1, 2011 | Associated Press
    Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan says state police must release the name of everyone in the state who is authorized to own a gun.
  • Gunrunning scandal uncovered at the ATF (It finally hits the MSM - CBS, no less!!)

    02/23/2011 5:59:09 PM PST · by Atlas Sneezed · 83 replies
    CBS News ^ | Feb 23, 2011 | Sharyl Attkisson
    Program aimed at stopping the flow of weapons from the US to Mexico may have allegedly had the opposite effect Keeping American weapons from getting into the hands of Mexican gangs is the goal of a program called "Project Gunrunner." But critics say it's doing exactly the opposite. CBS News investigative correspondent Sharyl Attkisson reports on what she found. December 14, 2010. The place: a dangerous smuggling route in Arizona not far from the border. A special tactical border squad was on patrol when gunfire broke out and agent Brian Terry was killed. Kent, Brian's brother, said "he was my...
  • Judge Revives Tennessee Gun Rights' Lawsuit

    02/22/2011 1:44:53 PM PST · by The Magical Mischief Tour · 7 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 02/22/2011 | AP News
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A Nashville judge is reviving a lawsuit that might determine how far the state of Tennessee can go to regulate guns. Last week Davidson County Chancellor Russell Perkins reversed himself, deciding the lawsuit by Leonard Embody of Brentwood should continue. Perkins had dismissed the suit in January, but granted Embody's request to take a second look at it.
  • No Charges For Sheriff Deputy in Son's Death (LEO double standard)

    02/22/2011 9:01:22 AM PST · by TSgt · 51 replies
    WKRC ^ | 2/16 5:40 pm | WKRC
    The Franklin County Prosecuting Attorney says no charges will be filed against a sheriff deputy whose son died while playing with a gun. Four year old Aiden Mehlbauer was hit with a bullet in the stomach and died last Wednesday. Police say Aiden Mehlbauer and his twin brother, Mason were in the basement of their home playing around 4 p.m. that afternoon. Their mother told investigators she was upstairs helping her six year old daughter with her homework. The boys were apparently in an office area currently under construction in which the boys' father, Greg Mehlbauer, a Franklin County Sheriff's...
  • Texas may soon allow guns on college campuses

    02/20/2011 10:37:52 PM PST · by FTJM · 4 replies
    AP via chron.com ^ | 2/20/11 | JIM VERTUNO
    Texas is preparing to give college students and professors the right to carry guns on campus, adding momentum to a national campaign to open this part of society to firearms. More than half the members of the Texas House have signed on as co-authors of a measure directing universities to allow concealed handguns. The Senate passed a similar bill in 2009 and is expected to do so again. Republican Gov. Rick Perry, who sometimes packs a pistol when he jogs, has said he's in favor of the idea. Texas has become a prime battleground for the issue because of its...
  • One Of England's Richest Men Blasts Neighbor's Burglar Alarm With Shotgun

    02/15/2011 9:09:34 AM PST · by Sasparilla · 19 replies
    A rich Englishman could be sentenced to prison after shooting an "annoying" burglar alarm at a neighbor’s home. This happened at Saint John’s Woods, one of England’s most affluent neighborhoods. He owns a home worth 10 million pounds there. Peter Shalson, one of Britain’s wealthiest men, worth 175 million pounds, broke into a neighbor’s home and blasted their “annoying” burglar alarm with his shotgun. Being rich obviously doesn’t make one smart though. But it does get you a trophy wife. He pled guilty to...
  • Any brass stuffers out ther?

    02/10/2011 9:43:16 PM PST · by MileHi · 102 replies
    milehi | 2/10/11 | milehi
    Sorry, I don’t need advice on what gun to buy. But since gun porn sucks lately, do any of you stuff brass? I have been loading for a while. I’d like to know what some of you all do. First, I use a simple press. And I never got around to trusting powder throwers. I don’t load for self-loaders, they are generally finicky and the ammo goes too fast. I load wheel gun and bolt rifle ammo. Mostly hunting ammo. And I have tried light, fast loads and heavy loads; magnum handguns and several rifles. After quite a bit of...
  • Ward Bird Granted Early Release From Jail

    02/03/2011 1:53:48 AM PST · by xmission · 20 replies
    WMUR ^ | 2/2/11 | WMUR
    Council, Governor Commute Sentence CONCORD, N.H. -- A man convicted of criminal threatening after he was accused of waving a gun at a woman on his property was freed from jail Wednesday. Ward Bird grabbed his family in a bear hug Wednesday night following his release from the Carroll County Jail. "I'm humbled, and thank you very much; we will talk more in the future. Right now I want to be with my family," Bird said. The Moultonborough man spent 77 days behind bars on a 2006 felony criminal threatening conviction, which his supporters said was unjust. The Executive Council...
  • The First Official State Firearm? Utah Aims At A Pistol

    01/27/2011 9:24:50 PM PST · by smokingfrog · 41 replies
    NPR ^ | 27 Jan 2011 | Howard Berkes
    A Browning M1911 semiautomatic pistol may soon join the sego lily, Rocky Mountain elk and sugar beet as official symbols of the state of Utah. The State Senate is considering a measure passed by the House of Representatives on Wednesday that would declare the .45-caliber handgun the official state firearm — the first in the country. "This firearm was created by John Moses Browning, who was a son of Utah pioneers," said Republican Rep. Carl Wimmer of Herriman, Utah, during debate on the House floor. "This firearm really has defended liberty and freedom around the country and around the world....
  • Mom and kids find loaded gun in rental car

    01/28/2011 7:44:41 AM PST · by Responsibility2nd · 140 replies
    WOAI.COM ^ | 01/27/2011 | Demond Fernandez
    SAN ANTONIO - Deborah Gonzalez says she is pretty heated with Hertz Rent A Car on San Pedro Avenue. Gonzales and her family say they found a loaded gun in a car they rented last week. "I was horrified," said Gonzalez. "I couldn't even speak. I broke down crying because there was a loaded gun in my hands, and I don't know where it came from." Gonzalez says she was riding in the car with her 2-year-old and 3-year-old grandchildren. She stumbled across the gun while picking up a child's shoe that fell under the driver's seat. "I kept yanking,...
  • Machine Guns WEREN'T Banned? (Hughes Amendment fraud by Charlie Rangel)

    01/27/2011 10:17:25 AM PST · by The Comedian · 29 replies
    The Market Ticker ^ | 2011-01-27 12:27 | Karl Denninger
    Background: In 1986 an amendment called "The Hughes Amendment" was allegedly attached to wider firearms legislation in The House and passed. This amendment made unlawful the private ownership of machine guns manufactured after 1986. Today, you can own a machine gun, but the Hughes Amendment, H.A.#777, effectively created a "sinking stock" of such weapons that will eventually dwindle to zero as they wear out. Hundreds of people have been convicted of violating this law since, some when their weapons have malfunctioned rather than being intentionally modified. There's a problem with this law, however. It appears that the amendment was never...
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    01/25/2011 12:47:41 PM PST · by RickB444 · 34 replies
    KCCI TV Des Moines Iowa ^ | 1/28/2011 | RickB
    Help freep this poll. It is half way down the page on the left side. The question is Should guns be banned on local government properties?
  • Fix Gun Checks (Email from John F Kerry)

    01/24/2011 2:53:03 PM PST · by DBrow · 49 replies
    Email ^ | 1/24/2011 | John F Kerry
      Hello Dan,   There are some things we should all be able to agree on - and one of them is that rights always come with responsibilities, and that the mentally unstable shouldn't be able to buy guns. Anyone that wants to purchase a gun in this country should be required to pass a simple background check.  However, our patchwork of gun laws is rife with loopholes and too many dangerous people fall through the cracks. The result is that powerful weapons still end up in the hands of dangerous, unstable people.   A coalition of our nation’s mayors is...
  • Strict gun laws are bad for blacks: Why African-Americans should value Second Amendment protections

    01/19/2011 3:01:13 PM PST · by Pyro7480 · 20 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | 11/17/2010 | Marc Lamont Hill
    ...As a black progressive, I am tempted to echo the sentiments of most liberals, who regard this pro-gun turn as a full-fledged civic crisis. For most of them, gun ownership is an expendable rather than inalienable right, one worth ceding in exchange for a more peaceful society. While I understand this position, the price of the ticket, at least for black people, is simply too high. We live in a nation founded on revolutionary violence and held together, at least in its tumultuous first century, through violent practices. The Second Amendment gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms...