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  • Leak at Department of Justice pulls White House deeper into Fast and Furious

    04/04/2012 10:03:50 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 27 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 4/4/2012 | Doug Book
    Last month FOX News reported that someone at Eric Holder’s Department of Justice has been leaking information to Congressional committees about the Obama Regime’s Mexican gunwalking enterprise Fast and Furious. ATF Investigation Reports (ROI’s) which reached the offices of Senator Charles Grassley and Congressman Darrell Issa revealed gun runners and drug dealers to be secretly in the employ of the FBI. And a Mexican illegal, already wanted on weapons charges, was shown to have been turned loose by a remarkably accommodating ATF agent. (1) Now something new has been added to the mix. On March 28th, Senator Grassley wrote Kathryn...
  • A run on Guns is making investors happy

    04/04/2012 9:53:26 AM PDT · by Grampa Dave · 9 replies
    Seeking Alpha ^ | 28 March 2012 | Michael J. Ray
    That being said, every once in awhile I stumble onto certain investment opportunities that fall outside these two realms. Recently it has become apparent that one such opportunity is in full swing, and that is in the world of firearms manufacturing. We are not talking about the military industries, but more the firearms made for the general public. Like them or hate them, one cannot argue that an investment in guns and the companies that manufacture them are making investors very happy. To validate the claim, consider the following two companies and their current stock prices.
  • The End Of COBIS In New York!(gun law)

    04/04/2012 10:01:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NSSF
    NEWTOWN, Conn --( On Friday evening, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed the state budget into law immediately eliminating the Combined Ballistics Identification System (CoBIS), the state’s ineffective ballistic identification database. Just as important, the budget did not contain a microstamping provision sought by anti-gun legislators. This is a major victory for manufacturers, retailers and law-abiding firearms owners throughout New York. NSSF thanks the governor and Senate Republicans for protecting New Yorkers’ Second Amendment rights. The CoBIS was put in place in 2000 by then Gov. George Pataki. In the words of the New York Post today: “Trouble is, the...
  • Zimmerman neighbor on robberies by ‘young black men’ before Trayvon shooting: ‘If you plant corn,

    04/03/2012 12:06:59 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 76 replies
    Yahoo! News ^ | April 3, 2012 | Dylan Stableford
    George Zimmerman's Sanford, Fla., neighbor, said the neighborhood watchman protected his residence from a potential burglary several weeks before the shooting of Trayvon Martin. Frank Taaffe, a former neighborhood watch captain, told CNN that his house was in the process of being robbed on Feb. 2, but Zimmerman called Sanford police, who thwarted the robbery. "My house was being robbed, and George on his nightly rounds watched this burglary in progress, called Sanford P.D., waited for them, and helped ensure that nothing bad happened to my house," Taaffe said. "And it's documented in the 911 call for February 2. That...
  • 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...
  • Quebec files legal salvo against destruction of federal gun registry records(Canada)

    04/03/2012 12:37:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | NA
    QUEBEC—With the clock ticking down on the federal long-gun registry, the Quebec government has taken legal action to save its data. The province announced Tuesday that it has filed a motion in Quebec Superior Court to block the federal government from destroying the registry information. The Quebec government says it wants to maintain its own registry with its share of the records — but can’t do it if the feds destroy the data, as promised, once its anti-registry bill becomes law. Time is running out. The legislation is on the verge of being adopted in the Senate. So Quebec, as...
  • Judge bans Maryland from enforcing "Good and Substantial Cause" for a carry permit.

    04/03/2012 10:54:34 AM PDT · by George - the Other · 18 replies
    Maryland Shall Issue ^ | 2/2/2012 | Maryland Shall Issue
    Home » Maryland News » Woollard Case Update April 2nd Injunction-Stay-AppealApr 2, 2012 Maryland Shall Issue® has received a copy of Judge Legg's order regarding the Woollard case dated March 30th 2012. Good News: Judge Legg has issued an injunction barring Maryland from enforcing Maryland Statue 5-306(a)(5)(ii) requiring Good and Substantial Reason for a handgun carry permit. Maryland cannot require G&S for any application under Judge Legg's order. Judge Legg has ordered the MSP to process Mr. Woollard's application without G&S being considered. Bad News: Judge Legg has issued a temporary stay of his ruling. This means that the above...
  • Jesse Jackson Urgently Calls For Another "Assault Weapons" Ban

    04/03/2012 10:47:37 AM PDT · by Sasparilla · 32 replies
    Jesse Jackson is clamoring for another "Assault Weapons" Ban. There's a certain sense of urgency from all anti gun rights organizations that something be done before the Zimmerman case fades from national prominence. In his latest news release, he cited problems in Chicago during the waning days of March, 2012. He said, "At least two people were killed and 11 others wounded in violence across Chicago overnight. And last weekend ten people were killed and at least 39 others were wounded in shootings across the city. That's a curious connection to "Assault Weapons," which are already illegal to possess in...
  • Philly Mayor: Bad Spinach Gets More National Attention Than Black-on-Black Violence

    04/03/2012 10:23:45 AM PDT · by Nachum · 26 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/3/12 | Penny Starr – Black-on-black violence is a “disease” that deserves a “national investigation,” Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter told a Youth Violence Prevention forum in Washington on Monday. “It is a disease,” Nutter said. “It’s a rash, and if there were a rash killing a hundred and some odd young people on a daily basis we’d be doing something about it.” Nutter said tainted food gets more attention than young people killing each other: “If there were five bad bags of spinach on the shelf somewhere, someone would put out a national alert. Every bag would be snatched off the shelves until...
  • Deadly Oakland shooting planned, police say (Upset, Teased over poor English 7 Dead)

    04/03/2012 10:05:19 AM PDT · by dragnet2 · 18 replies ^ | 4/3/2012 |
    A former student expelled from a small Christian university and upset about being teased over his poor English skills went to the school to find a female administrator, then opened fire when she was not there, killing at least seven people, police said Tuesday. Howard described Goh as cooperating with authorities although he said he has not been "particularly remorseful." Art Richards said he was driving by the university when he spotted a woman hiding in the bushes. He pulled over, and when he approached her, she said, "I'm shot" and showed him her arm. "She had a piece of...
  • Katy dad who left kids in van at gun store: 'People make mistakes'

    04/03/2012 9:45:08 AM PDT · by Responsibility2nd · 51 replies
    KHOU ^ | 04/02/2012 | Courtney Zubowski
    HOUSTON—A father who is accused of leaving his two kids in a car while he shopped at a gun store in Katy told KHOU 11 News he made a mistake, and he wants his kids back. "I regret it obviously. I feel bad about it. I didn’t do it on purpose. Now, we’re trying to move forward," said Gage Eason. Eason, 21, and his wife, Hailie Eason, 21, met with KHOU 11 News after a supervised visit with their children Monday morning. Child Protective Services removed their children, 6-month-old Cameron and 18-month-old Ember, from the Easons' home following what happened...
  • Mitt Romney on gun control -- 2002 (September 24, 2002)

    04/03/2012 8:50:37 AM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 21 replies ^ | Apr 5, 2007 | Mitt Romney
    Mitt Romney: "We do have tough gun laws in Massachusetts. I support them. I won't chip away at them."
  • Az. Bill to Stop Arbitrary Creation of Gun Free Zones Passes Committee

    04/03/2012 8:40:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 3 April, 2012 | AZCDL
    Catalina, AZ --( HB 2729, which would require operators of state and local government property, wishing to ban firearms, to control access using law enforcement personnel or armed guards and metal detectors, passed out of the Senate Rules Committee on Monday, April 2nd. The next step is a Senate Committee of the Whole (COW) hearing. We need to act now! Your letter to your Senator, urging them to support HB 2729, has been prepared and is waiting for you to send at AzCDL’s Legislative Action Center: It only takes a few mouse clicks to make a big difference. If...
  • Students to carry empty holsters in protest(OK)

    04/03/2012 7:44:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Sally Asher
    Students who support carrying concealed weapons on campus are going to show it in a nationwide protest. This week, members of Students for Concealed Carry will wear empty holsters to symbolize how defenseless students are against an attack on Oklahoma State University campus. The protest was organized by the national organization of Students for Concealed Carry, a group advocating concealed weapons on college campuses with slogans like “Disarming good guys won’t stop bad guys” and “Self-defense is a human right.” Joren Whitley, president of the OSU chapter of Students for Concealed Carry, said that the holster also signifies that the...
  • Prior attorney general opposed 'stand your ground' legislation(AK)

    04/03/2012 7:40:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | RICHARD MAUER
    JUNEAU -- Two years ago, when the Legislature was debating the first incarnation of "stand your ground" legislation, then-Attorney General Dan Sullivan decried the bill as an invitation to violence. Covering a broad swath of beliefs from religion to atheism, from conservatism to liberalism, Sullivan's unequivocal letter to the House Judiciary Committee, written by a subordinate, said the bill had no place in the statute books. "Whatever source one thinks our laws should be drawn from -- the ten commandments which say 'thou shalt not kill,' simple morality, utilitarianism principles of the greater good, or simply the concept that life...
  • North Bend man shoots, kills home intruder in Si View neighborhood(WA)

    04/03/2012 7:29:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies ^ | 1 April, 2012 | NA
    A North Bend man shot and killed an intruder who smashed his way into a Si View residence late Friday. According to media reports and the King County Sheriff's Office, the resident, who is 46 years old, and his girlfriend were awakened just before midnight when a man, apparently a burglar, threw a propane tank through their sliding glass door. They live at the 400 block of Orchard Drive. Reports stated that while the residents hid, they could hear the intruder rummaging through their belongings. The male resident warned the intruder several times that he had a gun, but the...
  • Debunking the stand your ground myth

    04/03/2012 7:04:31 AM PDT · by trappedincanuckistan · 4 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | April 2, 2012 | David Kopel
    Whatever happened on the night that George Zimmerman shot Trayvon Martin, we know one thing for sure: The gun prohibition lobbies and their compliant media friends have been deceiving the public about Florida’s laws. Among the many deceits is the claim that Florida’s “stand your ground” law affects the legality of whatever Mr. Zimmerman did. The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that “a person is justified in the use of deadly force” if “(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force...
  • Self-defense killing is North Bend’s first violent death in 7 years(WA semi-barf)

    04/03/2012 7:23:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | CAROL LADWIG
    It had been been nearly eight years since North Bend law enforcement investigated a suspicious death within city limits, until last Friday, when a North Bend resident shot and killed a man who’d broken into his home. In last Friday’s tragedy near Si View Park, law enforcement found a “clear case of self-defense,” but on Oct. 28, 2004, they investigated a murder-suicide that claimed the lives of the owners of Happy Sushi and Teriyaki on Southwest Mount Si Boulevard. Man Chung, who owned the restaurant with his wife, Kwang, had a history of domestic violence, and a court order to...
  • Self-Defense Killings Rise Nationwide; Ozarkers Take Action As Well(MO)

    04/03/2012 7:17:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Joanna Small and Joel Girdner
    SPRINGFIELD, Mo.— The case is shedding new light on what are considered "justifiable" killings. Across the United States the number of people who claim they killed in self defense has doubled over the past decade. There's no one Missouri agency that tracks shootings and killings in what's claimed to be self-defense, but according to the Greene County Sheriff more homeowners are taking defensive action for a very good reason. These three homeowners were unarmed: "This is a home invasion and we're going to shoot you," a Springfield family told us in February. "They knocked me down and first thing hit...
  • OU Students To Wear Empty Gun Holsters This Week (OH)

    04/03/2012 7:09:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Staff
    Members of the Ohio University Second Amendment Club are planning to take part in a nationwide protest this week against laws that ban concealed weapons on college campuses. From Tuesday until Friday, the students will wear visible, but empty, gun holsters. "The hope is to interact with people. It's kind of a way to start these conversations and to say our viewpoints," said Thomas Stierhoff, president of the club. The club has between 10 and 20 active members and about 100 alumni on its mailing list. In Ohio, concealed weapons are allowed in many places. Last fall, carrying firearms in...
  • Judge: NC can’t ban guns during emergencies

    04/03/2012 7:04:08 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Ryan Sullivan
    When winter storms slammed North Carolina in early 2010, Gov. Bev Perdue declared a state of emergency. The city of King followed on Feb. 5 with its own declaration of emergency that included — as allowed by state law — a ban on the possession of alcohol and firearms except at a person’s own home. A Stokes County man, two other people and two gun-rights organizations sued the state, King and Stokes County that summer, claiming that their rights under the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution were violated. The amendment protects citizens’ right to bear arms. Now, a federal...
  • Martin's Parents Plan To Sue Homeowners Group(FL barf alert)

    04/03/2012 6:58:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | Greg Allen
    In Florida, questions continue to swirl about the shooting death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman gun down the teen in February. Zimmerman hasn't been charged because he claimed self-defense. One question that hasn't been answered: Is the homeowners association liable for the death. Here's NPR's Greg Allen. GREG ALLEN, BYLINE: There are nearly 200 townhomes at the Retreat at Twin Lakes, the community in Sanford where Trayvon Martin was shot and killed. It's possible the owners of those townhomes may also be held liable in Trayvon Martin's shooting. Lawyers for the Martin family say they plan...
  • KOPEL: Debunking the ‘stand your ground’ myth

    04/03/2012 6:42:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | David Kopel
    The assertion that Florida law allows shooting whenever someone believes it to be necessary is a flat-out lie. The actual law of Florida is that “a person is justified in the use of deadly force” if “(1) He or she reasonably believes that such force is necessary to prevent imminent death or great bodily harm to himself or herself or another or to prevent the imminent commission of a forcible felony” (Florida Statutes, Section 776.012). The second part of the law provides special provisions for self-defense against violent home invaders or carjackers. Neither of those is relevant to the Zimmerman...
  • In case of firing range, state law goes too far(TX barf alert)

    04/03/2012 6:34:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 3 April, 2012 | Brian Chasnoff
    Courtesy of the same zealots who brought Texas its very own “Stand Your Ground” law, another piece of legislation protecting the rights of shooters to a fault is whizzing through the state like a stray bullet. The Texas State Rifle Association, the regional arm of the National Rifle Association, lobbied last session for a law that a shooting range is now using to block efforts to stop it from firing rifles toward a local golf course where a man last month was shot in the chest. Alice Tripp, legislative director of the TSRA, says the rifle association broached both laws,...
  • Shooting erupts at Oakland religious school

    04/02/2012 11:43:40 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 35 replies ^ | 4/2/12 | Henry K. Lee
    Police are investigating a shooting at an East Oakland religious school that left several people injured, authorities said. The shooting happened at Oikos University at 7850 Edgewater Road about 10:40 a.m. There are reports of several people hurt inside the school, and police are reportedly searching for a suspect still on the scene. Police, including members of the SWAT team, are taking up positions around the building.
  • How to save a thousand lives (best EFAD review, ever.)

    04/02/2012 5:14:51 PM PDT · by Travis McGee · 58 replies
    JEWS FOR THE PRESERVATION ^ | April 2, 2012 | Travis McGee
    Would you like to perhaps save a thousand innocent lives? Maybe more? I want you to read one book, and then, more importantly, make sure you circulate that book aggressively amongst your “birds of a feather” friends, family and neighbors. The book is Matt Bracken’s novel “Enemies Foreign and Domestic”. No, this isn’t some advertising gimmick. JPFO, because of this article, will not be selling Bracken’s book. (But we’ll link you to his website. HERE) What each of you out there has within reach is a means by which you can pull the rug out from one of the few...
  • Killing of unarmed 20-year-old reignites debate over 'castle doctrine' law

    04/02/2012 10:51:49 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 25 replies
    Wisconsin State Journal ^ | April 2, 2012 | DEE J. HALL
    MADISON — The fatal shooting of 20-year-old Bo Morrison has reignited the debate over Wisconsin's newly enacted "castle doctrine," which presumes property owners are acting reasonably if they use force against home invaders or carjackers. Supporters say the law provides commonsense legal protection from prosecution for people defending themselves in their own homes. They note Morrison's shooting probably would have qualified as self-defense even without the new law. Critics call the law a "license to kill." Named for the maxim "a man's home is his castle," the law removes the obligation to retreat from danger before using deadly force if...
  • Anti-gun media desperately distorts Zimmerman case

    04/02/2012 8:55:06 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | April 3, 2012 | Raquel Okyay
    It is tragic when violent incidents occur due to mistakes, misjudgments and fear. On Feb. 26, 2012 at approximately 7:15 PM, a Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman, shot and killed 17 year old Trayvon Martin at the gated community - Retreat at Twin Lakes, in Sanford, Florida. Prior to pursuing Martin, Zimmerman placed a 911 call to report a “suspicious person” lurking in the community. While en route to the scene, police received reports of “gun shots” in the area. Upon arrival, the police found Martin laying on the ground, face down, without movement. After resuscitation processes were attempted, Martin...
  • Vice President Joe Biden: The Second Amendment is Dangerously Ineffective

    04/02/2012 6:20:18 PM PDT · by Nachum · 30 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4/2/12 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Vice President Joe Biden hit the Sunday talk show circuit to offer insight (such as it is and what there is of it) into the Trayvon Martin shooting. Well actually, no. He’s using the Trayvon Martin shooting to push his anti-gun agenda with a remarkable display of willful—or worse, oblivious—ignorance. Here are the Veep’s thoughts about Florida’s Stand Your Ground law and gun rights in general from CBS’ Face the Nation . . . I think the Governor of Florida was right and the President was right: we should look at all aspects of this case . . . Trayvon’s...
  • 80-year-old bar owner who shot burglar would like his gun back

    04/02/2012 1:16:38 PM PDT · by 1010RD · 17 replies
    The Chicago Tribune ^ | 12:39 PM CDT, April 2, 2012 | By Rosemary Sobol and Jason Meisner
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  • Officials: 6 dead in Christian school shooting(CA)

    04/02/2012 3:29:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 63 replies ^ | 2 April, 2012 | TERRY COLLINS AP
    OAKLAND, Calif. — A gunman opened fire at a Christian university in California Monday, killing at least six people and wounding three more, authorities said. Police say they have a suspect in custody.