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  • Slain teen Ja'Quares Walker's mom in shock at shooting

    05/03/2012 7:30:57 AM PDT · by JustaDumbBlonde · 249 replies
    The Birmingham (AL) News via al.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    The mother of a 13-year-old boy fatally shot when police say he tried to rob a couple said she is in shock that her son is dead -- and even more so at the circumstances surrounding his death. "I don't want it put out like he was a bad person or a mean person, because he wasn't," Latonya Walker, 38, said Tuesday. "This is not him, not who he was. Anybody that knew Ja'Quares knows that." Birmingham police said Ja'Quares Cortez Walker was in a car that pulled into the parking lot of the gated Skyview Condominiums at 407 Skyview...
  • Florida governor rejects gun ban for Republican convention

    05/03/2012 3:38:44 AM PDT · by 4Runner · 11 replies
    Reuters ^ | May 2, 2012 | Michael Peltier
    Tallahassee, Florida (Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott has shot down a request by Tampa's mayor to allow local authorities to ban guns from the city's downtown during the Republican National Convention in August. Citing Second Amendment protections in the U.S. Constitution, Scott told Tampa Mayor Bob Buckhorn that conventions and guns have co-existed since the nation's birth and would continue to do so during the four-day event beginning August 27. "It is unclear how disarming law abiding citizens would better protect them from the dangers and threats posed by those who would flout the law," the Republican governor said...
  • Pack and Go - Traveling with Heat

    05/02/2012 9:47:20 PM PDT · by BookaT · 18 replies
    Here is a nice little tool to plan your summer vacation with. If you don't have solid summer plans this might aid you in planning, to make sure you patronize states that get it. http://apps.carryconcealed.net/packngo/
  • Conway 14-year-old uses shotgun to scare off armed intruders

    05/02/2012 4:29:46 PM PDT · by Neil E. Wright · 20 replies
    thecabin.net ^ | May 1, 2012
    CONWAY – A teenager is being called a hero by the family he protected from armed intruders early Monday morning.Brady, 14, is a trained trap shooter who used his own shotgun to intimidate two black males who he says broke into his family's house just after midnight Monday morning."They both had silver revolvers pointed at me, and we just kind of pointed at each other for like three seconds and then I yelled, ‘Hey!'" said Brady, "And they and they took off running."Nothing has been reported stolen from their house.The full names of Brady's family are being concealed for safety...
  • Water Guns Banned, Handguns Allowed at GOP Convention

    05/02/2012 2:37:36 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 41 replies
    Yahoo ^ | 5/2/12 | Amy Bingham | ABC OTUS News
    In the politically-charged and likely protest-filled streets of Tampa, Fla., during the Republican National Convention in August, water guns will be strictly prohibited. Concealed handguns, on the other hand, will be perfectly legal. Florida Gov. Rick Scott said this week that banning handguns from downtown Tampa during the convention, as the city's Mayor Bob Buckhorn requested, "would surely violate the Second Amendment." ... Buckhorn said last month that the state law, which prohibits the city from temporarily banning handguns, makes the city "look silly" because officials can prohibit water guns but not real ones, The Associated Press reported. "There is...
  • New Hampshire: Permitless Carry Scheduled for Senate Consideration Today

    05/02/2012 2:54:04 PM PDT · by neverdem · 5 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | May 2, 2012 | NA
    House Bill 536, important permitless carry legislation, is scheduled for consideration by the state Senate today. Introduced by state Representative J.R. Hoell (R-13), this Right-to-Carry legislation would repeal the existing law that requires a person to have a concealed firearm license in order to carry concealed. However, HB 536 would not eliminate the current carry permitting system, which will still be required for those who wish to 1) participate in reciprocal concealed carry permit agreements when traveling to other states, 2) be protected in "gun-free school zones" and 3) be exempt from NICS when purchasing a firearm. In New Hampshire,...
  • Constitutional Carry under attack from Republicans (NH)

    05/02/2012 12:38:29 PM PDT · by neverdem · 13 replies
    National Association for Gun Rights ^ | April 19, 2012 | NAGR Staff
    This is it! The Senate Judiciary Committee is scheduled to vote on Constitutional Carry on Thursday, April 26th! Unfortunately the lying politicians in Concord are ready to follow through with their threats to kill Constitutional Carry. Inside sources are now saying that the next scheduled vote on HB-536 is only a part of a scheme to kill it. Yep, that’s right. Despite SIGNED pledges to support and pass Constitutional Carry from a majority of the Senate — Republican Senator Peter Bragdon is still leading the anti-gun crusade at the capitol. He’s even ready to take a page out of former...
  • A Second Look at the Mosin-Nagant Rifle

    05/02/2012 8:44:25 AM PDT · by dynachrome · 80 replies
    Survivalblog.com ^ | 5-2-12 | "Frog"
    My rifle is a round receiver Tula, 91/30. I was lucky enough to get one with an excellent bore, bolt, and all the accessories (oiler, tools in cloth wrap, sling, bayonet and two ammo pouches), while paying only $90 in-person. $80 online is still a perfectly fair price, even after transfer and shipping -- though I would advise anyone purchasing multiple specimens, or other qualifying weapons, to consider a Curio and Relic license, if that is in your interest. The rifle's main detriment that I've determined thus far? The sights. They're not bad -- though I'm biased, and apparently an...
  • Suspect Tries to Rob the 'Wrong Guys'(TX)

    05/02/2012 7:13:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    myfoxhouston.com ^ | 19 April, 2012 | FORD ATKINSON
    HOUSTON - A robbery suspect with a gun chose the wrong place at the wrong time to threaten three men who were meeting behind a restaurant. He learned the hard way that they guns of their own. Three undercover narcotics officers, who were dressed in shorts and baseball-style caps with no badges visible, were meeting around 11 p.m. Wednesday in the parking lot behind the Luby's Cafeteria on the Gulf Freeway frontage road near Telephone Road when a man wearing a ski mask jumped out from behind a bush, approached the group of undercover officers, pointed a gun at them...
  • Prosecutor Files Charges in Deadly Home Invasion(MO)

    05/02/2012 7:09:37 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    kctv5.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | DeAnn Smith
    The terrified homeowner was on the ground with a gun pressed to her head. She managed to shoot the burglar. Now Jackson County prosecutors have charged his alleged accomplice with second-degree murder, first-degree robbery and two counts of first-degree burglary. Dominique D. Richardson, 20, faces the murder charge because Missouri law allows accused accomplices to be charged with murder when a death occurs during the commission of a felony. The homeowner acted in self-defense and did not face any charges, authorities say. According to court documents, Richardson and Trevor Garms, 17, broke into a home in the 5800 block of...
  • A Hit To Carry Reciprocity In The Southwest (NM)

    05/02/2012 6:57:25 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    No Lawyers - Only Guns and Money ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Richardson
    The State of New Mexico has stopped honoring carry permits from 13 other states in the last two weeks according to a report on Handgunlaw.us. I don't see much good that will come of this especially for the residents of the Land of Enchantment. Notice: New Mexico has stopped honoring 13 other states Permit/Licenses in the last Couple weeks. Many of those states will stop honoring a New Mexico Permit/License. If you are a New Mexico Permit holder Handgunlaw.us advises you to call ahead to make sure your New Mexico Permit is honored. Below is the list of states that...
  • Jimmy Kimmel makes 'Gunwalker' joke; much of the crowd doesn't get it

    05/02/2012 6:34:10 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Kurt Hofmann
    It was only for 14 seconds, and one might question the appropriateness of joking about a government plot that has resulted in hundreds of deaths in Mexico, and two dead federal agents, but comedian Jimmy Kimmel is now one of the few people to have publicly referenced the "Project Gunwalker" scandal in President Obama's presence. This was Saturday night, at the White House Correspondents' Dinner (see sidebar video): Even some of your fellow Democrats think you’re a pushover, Mr. President. They would like to see you stick to your guns, and if you don’t have any guns, they would like...
  • 13-year-old suspect killed during robbery(AL)

    05/02/2012 6:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 136 replies
    wsfa.com ^ | 1 May, 2012 | Melanie Posey, Melynda Sides
    BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - Birmingham police say a 13-year-old robbery suspect was shot and killed by the person he tried to rob in Birmingham Friday night. The Jefferson County Coroner's Office confirms the teen's identity as Jaqures Cortez Walker of Birmingham. He was a 7th grade student at Martha Gaskin Middle School and the quarterback for the football team, according to a family member. BPD Sgt. Johnny Williams said the teen suspect approached a couple as they pulled into their home at the gated Skyview Condominiums in the 400 block of Skyview Drive around 11:10pm. Friday, April 27. Skyview Drive...
  • EXCLUSIVE: The End Game(Gun Control)

    05/02/2012 6:16:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gunsmagazine.com ^ | 1 May, 2012 | David Codrea
    For some time now, particularly after changing their name from Handgun Control, Inc., the Brady Campaign has been assuring Americans they don’t want to ban guns. The idea of a “slippery slope” is something they ridicule as “gun lobby” paranoia. They acknowledge since the Heller decision this will be an unlikely goal (for now), claiming, “Now that the Court has struck down the District’s ban on handguns, while making it clear that the Constitution allows for reasonable restrictions on access to dangerous weapons, this ‘slippery slope’ argument is gone.” It’s true that a narrow 5-4 decision by the high court...
  • Bloody battle between neighbours sees man's arm almost severed with a chain saw...

    05/02/2012 5:24:49 AM PDT · by TYVets · 21 replies
    Mailonline.com ^ | May 2, 2012 | Richard Shears
    In a bloody battle between two warring neighbours in Australia today, one man's arm was almost severed with a chain saw, while another had a finger chopped off with a Samurai sword.
  • Campbell mayor seeks probe of gun discharges

    05/01/2012 9:51:00 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 34 replies
    vindy.com ^ | 2 May 2012 | Jeanne Starmack
    Mayor Bill VanSuch has asked the Campbell Police Department to investigate how a handgun discharged in the police chief’s office. The incident happened April 17 as Chief Gus Sarigianopoulos was checking the gun to see if it was loaded. Van Such said he intended to ask a detective-sergeant to investigate, and he is asking the chief to cooperate. In a letter to VanSuch dated Thursday, Sarigianopoulos said he was attempting to clear the gun, which was pointed down toward the floor, when it discharged. The police department had recently acquired the Vietnam-era handgun from state-government surplus. The gun, one of...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    04/30/2012 3:24:10 PM PDT · by LSUfan · 90 replies
    MassCops.com ^ | 23 April 2012 | Unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • Two burglars dead after breaking into the home of two Marines.

    05/01/2012 6:28:25 PM PDT · by Kimmers · 22 replies
    masscop.com ^ | 4/23/2012 | unknown
    JACKSONVILLE, N.C.– Two Camp Lejeune Marines returned home early Sunday morning to find two men in their house. The intruders didn't make it out of the house alive. 33-year-old, Maurice Skinner and 33-year-old, Diego Everette were identified by police as the men killed in the burglary attempt. Both men are from Jacksonville. Skinner and Everette were pronounced dead at the scene, but according to Jacksonville Police Chief, Mike Yaniero it is unlikely that anyone will be charged in the shooting. "The investigation is ongoing, however at this time there is no evidence to suggest that criminal charges be filed." Chief...
  • Trayvon Martin case garners support from students, W-S community

    05/01/2012 2:27:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 46 replies
    The News Argus - Student Newspaper of Winston-Salem State University ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jordan Holloway, Sports Editor
    The cry for justice for Trayvon Martin reached Winston-Salem State March 28 as students and others from the Winston-Salem community participated in a march to bring Martin’s killer to justice. A protest march started at the Clock Tower and ended at the intersection of Martin Luther King Drive and Cromartie Street. Participants were lined along the street waving Skittles’ bags. “Trayvon Martin is the inspiration for it [the march],” said Larry Little, associate professor in the Department of Social Sciences. Martin was the unarmed 17-year-old boy who was shot and killed by George Zimmerman, a 28-year-old community watch coordinator of...
  • Happiness is a warm gun: ‘Totalitarianism with a human face’(Why are so many Americans buying guns?)

    05/01/2012 6:06:09 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 70 replies
    The Hill ^ | May 1, 2012 | Bernie Quigley
    I was invited via an email from Cabela’s to trick out my AR. It took a minute to figure that they were talking about an automatic rifle. The picture looked like the M-16 I carried 40 years ago in military service, but more upscale. I don't own an AR. I don't even have a gun. It is usually nice shirts and camping equipment I get from them. So it was a little surprising. I like Cabela’s. When we lived in Michigan I'd take my kids to see their beautiful four-story displays of bears, coyotes, foxes in hinterland settings. It seemed...
  • Commentary: Balancing personal safety and potential violence (Zimmerman vs Trayvon)

    05/01/2012 4:59:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    The Palm Beach Post ^ | May 1, 2012 | John Ramano
    With three children under the age of 13 in his home, a father has a message for the task force that on Tuesday began reviewing the state's public safety laws: "Nobody in this house will be a victim in the middle of the night. If you break into my home, someone else will carry you out. "I love the idea that the law allows us to protect ourselves." •With a son recently shot to death during a traffic confrontation gone horribly wrong, a father is hopeful that the governor's task force will take a long, hard look at the state's...
  • Concealed carry: Why the uproar?

    05/01/2012 3:39:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    The Columbus Dispatch (Ohio) ^ | April 30, 2012 | Ken Hanson
    April 8, 2012, marked the anniversary of a law that affects the lives of more than 270,000 Buckeyes. Ohio’s concealed-handgun license law turned 8 years old on that Sunday afternoon. Notably absent from the festivities were blood in the streets, Wild West reenactments and an epidemic of accidental gun injuries. To understand the significance of this event and why today it seems completely unremarkable, simply Google “Ohio concealed carry 2003” and prepare to be astonished. • “The widespread carrying of concealed handguns, however, will result in far more cases of senseless killings that occur simply because a loaded gun was...
  • We are the resistance!! Perhaps the last line of resistance!! [FReepathon thread XVII]

    05/01/2012 1:50:57 PM PDT · by Jim Robinson · 261 replies
    Click here to pledge your support! ^ | May 1, 2012 | Jim Robinson
    <p>This FReepathon thread is intended for FReepers who believe in and support our pro-life, pro-family, pro-limited government conservative causes, enjoy reading and participating on FR, think it's a worthwhile endeavor and would like to help us keep it going. All others should jump to my disclaimer posted at the bottom of this post. Do not be a disrupter.</p>
  • MSNBC's The Daily Rundown Defending Stand Your Ground Laws

    05/01/2012 10:59:20 AM PDT · by richardb72 · 4 replies
    MSNBC ^ | May 1, 2012 | Chuck Todd & John Lott
    John Lott featured on the Daily Rundown May 1, 2012
  • Speaker Boehner protects Eric Holder from Contempt of Congress citation...again

    05/01/2012 10:07:18 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 23 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 5/1/2012 | Doug Book
    Three months ago conservatives were jubilant over reports Congressman Darrell Issa would offer a Contempt of Congress complaint against Eric Holder. After all, the Attorney General had openly refused to honor House Oversight Committee subpoenas for an estimated 80,000 documents vital to the Committee’s investigation of the role played by members of the Obama Regime in Operation Fast and Furious. Holder spent nearly a year lying to Congressional committees and making clear he had no intention of honoring legal subpoenas. His Assistant Attorney General Ron Weich had written a February 4th, 2011 letter to congress claiming the criminal walking of...
  • Elijah Cummings to Darrell Issa: Stop ‘witch hunt’

    04/30/2012 5:33:45 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 41 replies
    Politico ^ | 4/30/12 | DARIUS DIXON
    Rep. Elijah Cummings warned Rep. Darrell Issa against turning a potential contempt resolution against Attorney General Eric Holder over the Fast and Furious scandal into “an election-year witch hunt,” he wrote in a letter late last week. “Holding someone in contempt of Congress is one of the most serious and formal actions our Committee can take, and it should not be used as a political tool to generate press as part of an election-year witch hunt against the Obama Administration,” the Maryland Democrat wrote Friday to Issa, the California Republican who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Last...
  • Henry County crash victims identified, shooting suspect still on the loose

    05/01/2012 7:43:51 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies
    The Henry County Sheriff's Office has released the names of the four people killed in a crash that followed a shooting in Collinsville Saturday. The victims have been identified as 24-year-old Manesha Ward, 21-year-old Takea Turner, 19-year-old Lamar Ward, and 6-month old Lazarius Woods.
  • Standing Up For “Stand Your Ground” Law

    05/01/2012 8:33:33 AM PDT · by Joe Brower · 9 replies
    NorthEscambia.com ^ | 5/1/2012 | FL Rep. Matt Gaetz and FL Sen. Don Gaet
    Viewpoint: Standing Up For “Stand Your Ground” Law May 1, 2012 “A person is justified in the use of deadly force and does not have a duty to retreat if 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.” Chapter 776.012, Florida Statutes Submitted by Rep. Matt Gaetz and Sen. Don Gaetz The shooting death of Trayvon Martin was a tragedy. Thankfully, our Constitution leaves it to a jury of twelve citizens, not a gaggle...
  • Jesse Jackson’s false sermon on Trayvon Martin(FL)

    Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson took to the pulpit and the classroom in Miami to sermonize and implore African Americans to vote and to turn the death of Trayvon Martin into action. “There are lessons in this tragic matter of Trayvon Martin’s death,” Jackson said at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church on Sunday. “It defines white and black in this season -- that racism is alive and doing much too well.” So are half-truths and distortions – if Jackson’s speech is any measure. After mentioning the deaths and martyrdom of black activists and youths, Jackson brought up Trayvon’s death Feb....
  • Lawyers: 'Stand your ground' law becoming more common defense(FL barf alert)

    05/01/2012 5:49:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 29 replies
    tampabay.com ^ | 1 May, 2012 | John Woodrow Cox
    BROOKSVILLE — On a sticky summer night in 2010, William Siskos tucked a .22-caliber Ruger in his waistband and walked to a home on Ligonier Road in Spring Hill. There, in the front yard, he met Joe Kasbach for the first time. In the nine months before that night, Siskos had been dating Kasbach's wife. An argument broke out almost immediately. Within minutes, authorities say, Siskos pulled his gun and fired a round into Kasbach's abdomen. The 46-year-old was pronounced dead at the hospital. A witness, standing just feet away, told detectives Kasbach never threw a punch or pulled a...
  • Stand Your Ground: A WAFF 48 News Special Report

    04/30/2012 8:47:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WAFF-TV ^ | April 30, 2012 | Elizabeth Gentle
    HUNTSVILLE, AL (WAFF) - 17-year-old Trayvon Martin was shot and killed by a community watchman in Sanford, Florida on February 26th. As this story plays out in the media, and soon in the courtroom, will the self defense law called Stand Your Ground change as the court case unfolds? Community Watch Coordinator George Zimmerman told authorities that he shot Martin in self-defense. That claim and delays in Zimmerman's arrest caused a firestorm of controversy. The debate over the Stand Your Ground Law is on the books in one form or another in some 21 states, including Alabama. Legal Analyst Mark...
  • Jesse Jackson’s false sermon on Trayvon Martin

    04/30/2012 6:56:04 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Miami Herald's Naked Politics ^ | April 30, 2012 | Marc Caputo, Political Writer
    Civil rights icon Jesse Jackson took to the pulpit and the classroom in Miami to sermonize and implore African Americans to vote and to turn the death of Trayvon Martin into action. “There are lessons in this tragic matter of Trayvon Martin’s death,” Jackson said at 93rd Street Community Baptist Church on Sunday. “It defines white and black in this season -- that racism is alive and doing much too well.” So are half-truths and distortions – if Jackson’s speech is any measure. After mentioning the deaths and martyrdom of black activists and youths, Jackson brought up Trayvon’s death Feb....
  • Washington, Where Nothing’s Funnier than Government-Sponsored Gun-Running(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:56:47 PM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 30 April, 2012 | Dan Zimmerman
    The Annual White House Correspondents’ Dinner is a self-congratulatory mutual masturbation marathon that’s ostensibly a “roast” of the President. No matter who’s in the big chair, at best it’s a drunken festival of strained jokes, rictus-like grins and too-hearty knee slaps. Even with Lindsay Lohan in attendance. But as non-threatening as most of the routines are toward the current commander-in-chief, who the majority in the room would be only too happy to fellate if it would mean single-payer healthcare and Priuses for all, Jimmy Kimmel managed to work in a dig at the big guy (ever so tiny as it...
  • Update #13 – The Trayvon Martin Shooting – The Julison Communications Racist Agenda and Trail

    04/30/2012 5:00:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    theconservativetreehouse.com ^ | 30 April, 2012 | sundancecracker
    The layers of deception and spin appear almost infinite at this point in our research and discovery. For the purpose of this update we dig in to the Julison Communications angle a little deeper and find ourselves on the road to the White House. Again, a reminder and request for readers; The TreeHouse research team and numerous visitors, along with hundreds of tips from major sources and highly respected professionals, have been exhaustively searched, proofed, vetted and assembled. This “Julison Discovery” information, and the substance of this update, is not easily digested, or understood, in a vacuum of this single...
  • More Than 100 New ATF Investigations in South Texas

    04/30/2012 4:06:48 PM PDT · by SwinneySwitch · 17 replies
    KRGV ^ | Aprill 27, 2012
    WESLACO - Federal agents say they are on the trail of more than a hundred illegal gun buyers in South Texas tonight. This is six months after a new requirement was added for gun dealers in Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives says agents realized they weren't tracking high-powered rifles. "The weapon of choice we weren't seeing reported is rifles," says Franceska Perot, an ATF spokesperson. She adds two out of every three new cases the ATF opened in the last six months in the four border states were from Texas. The...
  • Florida-style 'Stand Your Ground' gun laws sub impulse for intelligent thinking

    04/30/2012 3:34:08 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 26 replies
    The Christian Science Monitor ^ | April 30, 2012 | Walter Rodgers
    Even as George Zimmerman stands trial for fatally shooting Trayvon Martin, many Americans argue these laws make us safe. I've had pistols held to my head from Bosnia to Beirut. Your best self-defense is your tongue. Those who put their faith in guns will ultimately be outgunned. Because this is my last column, I want to challenge a deeply held belief that is, tragically, a core one for millions of Americans. [See editor's note at the end of this column.] One of the most common ideas emerging after the Trayvon Martin tragedy with Florida’s Stand Your Ground law is that...
  • Fla. Task Force Wants Major Changes To “Stand Your Ground” Law

    04/30/2012 2:42:00 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 45 replies
    CBS Miami/AP ^ | April 30, 2012
    TALLAHASSEE (CBSMiami/AP) —Florida’s controversial “stand your ground” law should undergo major changes but not be repealed, according to an independent task force created in the wake of the Travyon Martin shooting. State Sen. Chris Smith, who organized a panel of legal experts to look at the state’s “stand your ground” law, delivered recommendations to Gov. Rick Scott and legislative leaders on Monday.
  • This is What Happens When You Have A Population That Has Never Seen or Interacted with a Firearm

    A message from Vineland Municipal Utilities to their customers: “On March 14, a Vineland [New Jersey] Municipal Utility meter reader was reading meters near the Winslow School and St. Isidore’s day care in Vineland. The meter reader was using an automated electronic device to read water meters. This device is configured in such a way that it could possibly be mistaken for a firearm. Given recent events and concerns about violence in schools, the presence of the meter reader carrying the device was reported and emergency procedures were immediately implemented . . . First of all, I would like to...
  • Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy

    04/30/2012 2:45:30 PM PDT · by neverdem · 3 replies
    Print Close Rehberg Amendment Protects Gun Owners from Unauthorized Obama Administration Tracking Policy April 26, 2012 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Montana’s Congressman, Denny Rehberg, successfully offered an Amendment to fight an attempt by the Obama Administration to use an obscure regulatory process to track the purchases of firearms in four border states. Rehberg’s amendment to the FY13 Commerce, Justice and Science House Appropriations Bill would prevent the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives (ATF) from using federal funds to track the purchases of gun owners who buy multiple rifles within a certain time period. “While President Obama and his allies...
  • Zimmerman’s Lawyer Launches New Website

    04/30/2012 10:58:58 AM PDT · by AtlasStalled · 24 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | 04/30/12 | Joe Palazzolo
    George Zimmerman, charged in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, is building an online presence as his case moves toward trial. His defense attorney, Mark O’Mara, launched a new website –gzlegalcase.com — that will seek donations for Zimmerman’s legal defense and “provide a voice” for the 28-year-old, who faces a second-degree murder charge in Martin’s death. O’Mara also created Facebook and Twitter accounts.
  • When Zimmerman evidence is released, what will it show?(FL)

    04/30/2012 7:37:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 60 replies
    orlandosentinel.com ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Rene Stutzman
    What evidence does Special Prosecutor Angela Corey have that prompted her to charge George Zimmerman with murdering Trayvon Martin? So far, she has refused to say. Before long, though, she will be required by law to release the evidence — which fills several boxes. What will it show? "It'll be like little bits and pieces that will have to be strung together," said Adam Pollack, an Orlando criminal-trial attorney. "Almost a bunch of little dots. Initially, the little dots don't make much sense, but if you step back, you see a bigger picture." The public could get access in the...
  • Clues Put FBI Informant at the Apex of Fast and Furious Scandal

    04/30/2012 7:27:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    narcosphere.narconews.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | Bill Conroy
    US Weapons “Walked” Into Mexico Under ATF Operation Supplied Firepower for Juarez Bloodbath A top enforcer for the Sinaloa drug organization and his army of assassins in Juarez, Mexico — responsible for a surge in violence in that city that has led to thousands of deaths in recent years — may well have been supplied hundreds, if not thousands, of weapons through an ill-fated US law-enforcement operation known as Fast and Furious. That enforcer, Jose Antonio Torres Marrufo, was arrested by Mexican police in February this year and is now the subject of a 14-count US indictment unsealed in late...
  • Legislators taking precautions after Gibbons robbed(PA)

    04/30/2012 7:16:13 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Beaver County Times ^ | 28 April, 2012 | J.D. Prose
    In the weeks after state Rep. Jaret Gibbons and two aides were robbed last month in Harrisburg, local legislators have heightened safety concerns in the state capital, and the incident convinced one House member to get a permit to carry a concealed weapon. "It was kind of the final straw as for me going and getting a permit," said Jim Christiana, R-15, Beaver, who applied for a permit a few weeks after Gibbons was robbed and has since received it. "It really opened a lot of eyes," Christiana said of the robbery March 12 in an alley about a block...
  • Two men injured after altercation including a gun and a knife(TX)

    04/30/2012 7:09:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    kltv.com ^ | 29 April, 2012 | NA
    TYLER, TX (KLTV) - Released by the Tyler Police Department: On April 29, 2012, at about 1:55 pm, Tyler Police received a 911 call of a man with a gun shooting in the area of Richfield Drive. Once officers arrived at the scene, they found two white males on the ground in an alley way behind 7109 Richfield. Officers learned that Lewis Hampton, a white male age 41, had threatened several people with a large knife. One white male, who was threatened by Hampton, had a handgun in his possession. He confronted Hampton in an effort to protect himself and...
  • ‘Ghost’ holster not cop friendly (New York barf alert)

    04/30/2012 6:53:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 32 replies
    nydailynews.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | Rocco Parascandola
    POLICE OFFICERS have been warned of a new threat to their lives — a holster that allows criminals to hide their guns and even fire through their clothing, police sources said. The safety alert, posted in precincts throughout the city, advises cops of the dangerous so-called “ghost holsters.” The holster is a pouch that, depending on the size of the gun, provides the user enough room to reach in and fire through clothing without removing the firearm. Police sources said officers have been told that the holster can be worn on the stomach. That could allow criminals to better conceal...
  • Virginia takes final action to legalize open carry in state parks

    04/30/2012 6:46:52 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    DC Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Mike Stollenwerk
    In an announcement posted today in Virginia's Regulatory Town Hall, the Virginia Department of Conservation served notice to the public that the "[r]epeal of § 4VAC5-30-200 [which] prohibits the open carry of firearms in Virginia State Parks" will be published as a final rule on May 7th in Volume 28 Issue 18 of the Virginia Register of regulations. The usual practice of the Virginia Registrar is to make such final rules effective 60 days after publication in the Register. This action by Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell's administration is the final chapter in a decade long regulatory fight to legalize gun...
  • Issa, Chaffetz confirm contempt plans for Holder over Fast and Furious(gunwalker)

    04/30/2012 5:57:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    foxnews.com ^ | 27 April, 2012 | NA
    House GOP leaders said Friday they are pursuing a plan to hold Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. and the Justice Department in contempt for “stonewalling” them over information regarding the administration’s failed Fast and Furious gun-tracking program. GOP Rep. Darrell Issa confirmed to Fox News that House Speaker John Boehner gave him and others on his House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform the authority to drafted a contempt of Congress resolution. “We have a few other options (but) to a great extent we’ve been stonewalled by the Justice Department,” said Issa, R-Calif. The news of the document and...
  • Exclusive - Indoctrination 101: Teaching Chicago Students to Protest

    04/30/2012 5:52:20 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 24 April, 2012 | Kyle Olson
    Jones College Prep, a Chicago Public Schools “selective enrollment” school, held “Social Justice Week” in March, a collection of events geared towards turning students into activists. See the schedule of events here. According to a flyer on the school’s website: Social Justice Week was created to promote community advancement through dialogue and community service based activism. Moreover, we hope to unify the voice of various JCP and community organizations in which to facilitate collaboration for the betterment of the community at large and promote a unified human rights advancement initiative. The school is, according to U.S. News & World Report,...
  • Public quick to pull trigger on easier access to pistol permits(NY)

    04/30/2012 5:44:47 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    thedailynewsonline.com ^ | 28 April, 2012 | Paul Mrozek
    BATAVIA — Patty Glomb, recording clerk in the Genesee County Clerk’s Office, sat at her desk Tuesday and motioned to her left and right, then behind and in front of her. Her work space in County Building 1 was surrounded by drawers and cabinets full of file folders, all of them applications from county residents for new, amended or upgraded pistol permits. She and her co-workers, are, pun intended, under the gun. “It’s almost impossible to keep up,” Glomb said. The backlog is partly a result of a change in Genesee County policy that makes it easier to obtain a...
  • 2 ATF agents: Our hands were tied, so guns walked ( Fast and Furious )

    04/29/2012 7:05:10 PM PDT · by george76 · 18 replies
    Arizona Daily Star ^ | April 15, 2012 | Tim Steller
    Two of the supervising agents implicated in the Operation Fast and Furious gun-trafficking scandal are mounting a counteroffensive, arguing they had no choice but to let criminal suspects buy guns. Last month, lawyers for ATF supervisors Bill Newell and David Voth sent letters to two members of Congress who are leading an investigation into the Phoenix-based probe of people buying guns in Arizona for criminals in Mexico. One of their key arguments: From the operation's inception in September 2009 until June 2010, federal prosecutors told the bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives agents running the investigation that they did...