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  • Alaska court takes on gun shop liability law

    04/04/2012 9:43:49 AM PDT · by aimhigh · 14 replies
    Herald and News ^ | 04/03/2012 | McClatchy News Service
    A Bush-era federal law that protects gun dealers from being liable for murders committed with guns from their shops is under fire in an Alaska court case that has led the Justice Department and gun-control activists to intervene. At issue is whether a Juneau gun dealer is liable for letting a disheveled homeless felon leave his store with a rifle he used to murder a total stranger. The family of the murder victim, Anchorage contractor Simone Kim, has filed a wrongful death lawsuit that has made it to the Alaska Supreme Court.
  • The Supreme Militia (CW2 related)

    04/03/2012 7:41:49 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 68 replies
    Starving the Monkeys: Fight Back Smarter ^ | April 3, 2012 | Tom Baugh
    As I write this, it is in the evening of 3 April, 2012, and we are facing a potential Constitutional crisis of epic proportions. The President, who happens to be a Constitutional law professor, has made the assertion that it would be "unprecedented" for an unelected court (The Supremes) to strike down as unconstitutional a law passed by a majority of the elected Congress. We're all familiar with the superficial Constitutional issues, which is that courts do exactly this all the time. Because that is exactly their most important role. And, that it wouldn't matter one bit whether Congress passed...
  • Golf course can sue gun range(Barf alert)

    04/04/2012 8:47:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies ^ | 4 April, 2012 | Michelle Mondo
    Owners of a South Side gun range lost another battle in a legal war with neighboring Mission Del Lago golf course Tuesday when a judge cleared the way for course operator Municipal Golf Association-SA to continue its effort to shut down part of the range. And as A Place to Shoot gun range and the MGA-SA wrangle over an injunction that seeks to cease rifle fire at the Pleasanton Road business, the golfer whose gunshot wound to the chest prompted the allegations of unsafe conditions has stepped into the fray by suing both parties. Justo Flores, 31, alleges that the...
  • Dardenne Prairie homeowner shoots, kills man who broke into house(MO update)

    04/04/2012 8:24:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | VALERIE SCHREMP HAHN
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE• A Dardenne Prairie man shot and killed an intruder who broke into his home last night and started beating the man's wife, authorities said. The home invasion appeared to be random, and the homeowners said they did not know the attacker, identified as William R. Carlton, 20, of the 2000 block of North Fourth Street in St. Charles. The incident happened just after 9 p.m. in the 1600 block of Du Vall Court, near Feise Road. Carlton worked for an air duct and chimney sweeping business run out of a home next door to the one where the...
  • Senate approves Breuer supporter as head of OIG at Justice(gunwalker)

    04/04/2012 7:19:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 March, 2012 | David Codrea
    “Attorney General Eric Holder today welcomed the confirmation of… Michael E. Horowitz as Inspector General for the Justice Department,” a Friday Office of Public Affairs release announces. “…Horowitz [was] confirmed yesterday by the U.S. Senate,” it reports. The nominee was confirmed by a voice vote, per the Library of Congress THOMAS legislative database. So who is Michael E. Horowitz? Most recently he’s been a partner at a law firm. He’s been a commissioner on the U.S. Sentencing Commission, a deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff at the Justice Department, an Assistant U.S. Attorney, a law firm associate, and...
  • 'Project Gunwalker' and human sacrifice

    04/04/2012 7:11:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    "Human sacrifices suspected along Mexico border," reads the headline of a disturbing MSNBC story. The story, admittedly, has nothing to do with "Operation Fast and Furious" or "Project Gunwalker." Still, a journalist writing a story about the U.S. government's deliberate arming of ruthless Mexican drug cartels could do far worse for a headline. The MSNBC story is about a poor Mexican family, worshippers of Santa Muerte (Saint Death), who are accused of murdering two 10-year-old boys and a 55-year-old woman, believing that these blood sacrifices would bring them wealth: "They thought that by offering the blood, they would be protected...
  • Police: Burglar shot by homeowner may have had wrong home(IN)

    04/04/2012 7:04:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 31 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Jeremy Brilliant
    PLEASANT VIEW - A suspected burglar is under arrest after getting shot while trying to break into a house in Shelby County. It happened around 3:30 am Thursday. Police say the man, who police have identified as Reginald A. Daniels, 19, from the Fountaintown area in Shelby County, tried to break in the front door of a house on Sycamore Road in the Prairie View neighborhood. Investigators say he broke through a side panel and was reaching in trying turn the knob from the inside when the homeowner fired a single shot, hitting the suspect in the hip. "The homeowner...
  • Intruder Killed During Apparent Home Invasion(MO)

    04/04/2012 6:58:32 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 29 March, 2012 | Chris Regnier
    DARDENNE PRAIRIE, MO (KTVI) -A deadly home invasion happened Wednesday night St. Charles County. It and wound up with the homeowner shooting and killing an intruder. St. Charles County Sheriff`s Department investigators are calling the break in totally random and the actions of the homeowner justified. The suspect who was shot and killed by the homeowner is identified by police as 20-year-old William Carlton of St. Charles. Investigators say the home invasion happened around nine last night at a home on Du Vall Court just off Feise Road in Dardenne Prairie. Detectives say a 65 year old man and his...
  • Folks fired up over Woodbridge gun shop(CT)

    04/04/2012 6:49:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Jamie Muro
    Woodbridge, Conn. (WTNH) -- The idea in itself is simple: allow one unit at Woodbridge's Selden Plaza to be zoned for retail. However, some in the quiet town are taking issue with Frank Kloss' plan to sell guns. "It's very frightening to think that this may happen in our community," said long-time resident Tina Brogadir. Brogadir would rather the Planning and Zoning Commission deny the use, even if it means a loss of tax revenue. "I don't care, not that way," she said. "No thank you!" Kloss, who is a retired Hamden police officer, along with co-owner Michael Majewski, asked...
  • Rep. Owens supporting bill to protect firearms transportation (NY)

    04/04/2012 6:42:41 AM PDT · by marktwain ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    The incumbent North Country congressman is cosponsoring legislation the National Rifle Association has put forward that will strengthen protections for people who want to check unloaded firearms onto airline flights. 23rd District Rep. Bill Owens has signed on as an original cosponsor of a bill that would protect law-abiding gun owners from what he says have been incidents of inappropriate detention. The bill, H.R. 4269, bolsters both the Second Amendment and the Firearm Owners’ Protection Act (FOPA) by ensuring that no state regulation will impede the lawful transportation of firearms. “The Second Amendment protects law abiding gun owners against the...
  • Visiting Marquette Univ., Justice Kagan tells of hunting with Scalia

    04/04/2012 5:59:19 AM PDT · by bjorn14 · 53 replies
    Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel ^ | 4 April 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Though she's not running for anything, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Elena Kagan almost sounded as if she were trying to score points with Wisconsin outdoorsmen Tuesday during a conversation at Marquette University. Kagan, a New York City native who had no experience with guns when she was named to the court in 2010, said she's now used them several times with colleague Antonin Scalia. "He's made a huntress out of me," Kagan told Mike Gousha, host of "On the Issues" at Marquette's law school - and about 240 law students listening in on their talk. The justices have bagged pheasant...
  • The Dangers of Being GUNLESS

    04/04/2012 6:04:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Alan Korwin
    PHOENIX, AZ --( Gunless people, those who steadfastly refuse to keep and bear arms, practice marksmanship or learn gun safety create certain burdens for the rest of society. * Gunless people increase the need for police protection, by being unable to fend for themselves in certain dire emergencies. * By remaining unarmed, a gunless person becomes a “free rider,” obtaining safety and protection against criminal activity through the responsible actions of others. * Gunless people in general reduce national security. An armed populace is more capable of aiding in national defense, from border risks to crime or terrorism events, and...
  • A THOUGHT FOR A SUNDAY…(guns in church)

    04/04/2012 5:59:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Backwoods Home Magazine ^ | April, 2012 | Massad Ayoob
    In this recent incident, an aberration of society walked into a church in Spartanburg, raising a shotgun. Fortunately, before mayhem could ensue, an armed parishioner took him at gunpoint. This was not what the violent intruder had come for; he surrendered, and a mass murder was averted. These things don’t always have such happy endings. For a number of reasons, houses of worship are disproportionately likely to be the targets of mass murderers. Across the spectrum of the faiths, clergy and church management have taken to heart the words attributed to Jesus Christ: “If thou hast not a sword, sell...
  • Democratic senator forms 'stand your ground' task force

    04/03/2012 4:50:12 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 27 replies
    Tampa Bay Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | Toluse Olorunnipa
    TALLAHASSEE — State Sen. Chris Smith, frustrated by what he calls "stalling" by Gov. Rick Scott following the shooting death of unarmed teen Trayvon Martin, is launching a task force to review the controversial law at the center of the case. "Instead of waiting on the governor to act, I've decided to lead in the state of Florida," the Fort Lauderdale Democrat said Tuesday. "I've assembled a task force to look at the controversial 'stand your ground' law." The governor created a task force to review "stand your ground" two weeks ago but has said the group will not convene...
  • Students with empty holsters protest gun bans on campus

    04/03/2012 7:20:54 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 10 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 3, 2012 | Valerie Richardson
    On the same day that a gunman killed seven students at a small California Christian university, hundreds of college students across the nation went to class wearing empty holsters on their hips. The message was part of Students for Concealed Carry’s weeklong Empty Holster Protest, an event designed to encourage universities to allow students, faculty and administrators to carry concealed weapons on campus. That the demonstration began on the same day as Monday’s shootings was “a poignant and ironic example of the very thing we’re protesting,” group spokesman David Burnett said. “Colleges invite these shootings by guaranteeing criminals their victims...
  • Maryland Gun Dealer Registration Almost Law Act NOW!

    04/03/2012 4:49:33 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    1.) SB 512 (Currently being heard in House of Delegates) OPPOSE! The law is being sold as a bill to keep criminals from running gun shops. As laudable an effort as that it, this bill – among other things – requires Maryland dealers to collect personal information about each and every individual who purchases a firearm in the state of Maryland, along with details about the firearm purchased. This bill also gives the state the power to demand your records from the dealers at any time, without a warrant, probable cause or even a showing of suspicion that any crime...
  • Dems Hope to Use Trayvon Martin’s Death For Federal Ban On Concealed Carry Permits

    04/03/2012 4:34:25 PM PDT · by marktwain · 55 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | AWR Hawkins
    Washington DC - -( As the flames of discontent surrounding the shooting death of Trayvon Martin continue to be fanned by leftwing ideologues and shakedown artists like Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson, there is a serious push afoot to the use whatever momentum they garner to push a federal ban on concealed carry weapons permits for handguns. In other words, anti-gun politicians unabashedly hope to magnify the events around Martin’s death —events which a grand jury has yet to even consider— and cause so much backlash that the people can be banned from carrying handguns for personal protection ever again....
  • Police offering firearms safety course(IN)

    04/03/2012 4:15:02 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Staff
    COLUMBUS, Ind. — Gun owners can learn about safety and sharpen their shooting skills at a Citizens’ Firearms Safety Course offered by the Columbus Police Department. The course is a one-day class held at the police department’s shooting range. Sessions tentatively are scheduled for May 12 and Sept. 15. The course includes a half-day classroom lecture on basic safety, rules and guidelines, proper storage, maintenance, shooting fundamentals, shooting range safety and applicable Indiana law. Participants will apply the skills they learn at the police firing range. But the class is focused on safety — not shooting, said Detective Sgt. Tom...
  • BATFE Violates The Law Again(AK)

    04/03/2012 4:06:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Don Young
    Anchorage, AK --( BATFE is violating the law again. Anchorage gun shops are being visited by BATFE agents that are requesting the shops 4473 forms as far back as 2007. They claim they want to make copies of the “book”. This is defacto registration, against the law, and BATFE knows it. Please inform everyone you know about this and notify any gun dealers you know that they don’t have to comply. Contact your congressman and senators and demand a full investigation. Don Young and our Senators have been informed about what is happening. Congressman Young is acutely interested but our...
  • Shooting Highlights Fallacy of Gun-Free Schools

    04/03/2012 1:29:02 PM PDT · by DaveLoneRanger · 3 replies
    At least six students were gunned down this morning in California on the same day that a national protest began to call attention to the fact that students are left helpless against such murderers. The national Empty Holster Protest, organized by Students for Concealed Carry, involves students strapping on empty holsters to illustrate their defenselessness at the hands of college gun bans. The event runs through April 6 and involves hundreds of college campuses across the US. “This is a poignant and ironic example of the very thing we’re protesting,” said David Burnett, the group’s spokesman. “Colleges invite these shootings...