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  • House to vote on Trayvon amendment

    05/08/2012 4:14:11 PM PDT · by rarestia · 83 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 8 May 2012 | Stephen Dinan
    House Democrats said Tuesday they will offer an amendment to push to overturn stand-your-ground self-defense laws in states like Florida. The amendment, which would withhold some grants from states that have such laws, will come as part of the House's debate on the Commerce Department spending bill. Emphasis added
  • Petty, anti-gun antics from the Ohio Democrat Party and its allies

    05/08/2012 3:39:25 PM PDT · by neverdem · 7 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | Raquel Okyay
    The anti-gun lobby, the Ohio Coalition Against Gun Violence and Democratic state officials are aiming their pointy little fingers at state Republican Rep. Margaret Conditt of Liberty Township because she plans to have an election fundraiser at Middletown Sportsmen’s Club on May 12. The club is a -- danger alert -- firing range, and apparently a big no-no if concerned citizens care about gun violence and young people. Firing ranges, being operated by the experts, taking the best possible precautions, are practical, effective and legal; so what is the problem with having a politician conduct a fundraiser at a local...
  • Democrat breaks ranks, supports Issa’s push to enforce Fast and Furious subpoena

    05/08/2012 1:17:11 PM PDT · by neverdem · 8 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/08/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    Indiana Democratic Rep. Joe Donnelly told The Daily Caller on Tuesday that he supports the House oversight committee’s efforts to enforce the congressional subpoena of Attorney General Eric Holder over Operation Fast and Furious. “One of the duties of Congress is to provide oversight of the Executive Branch,” Donnelly told TheDC. “There has been a serious allegation of federal law enforcement misconduct and we need to get to the bottom of this issue without playing partisan politics.” Holder has demonstrably failed to comply with the congressional subpoena House oversight committee chairman Rep. Darrell Issa served him on Oct. 12, 2011....
  • Democrat representative breaks ranks, criticizes Eric Holder

    05/08/2012 12:37:49 PM PDT · by neverdem · 19 replies
    Human Events ^ | 05/08/2012 | John Hayward
    Sometimes elections get results, even before they happen. Matthew Boyle at the Daily Caller reports what could be a significant development in the investigation of Operation Fast and Furious, the Obama Administration’s deadly “gun walking” program. A House Democrat has broken ranks with his party - which is absurdly trying to claim that Attorney General Eric Holder has complied with House Oversight subpoenas, even though not a single category of requested documents has been fully provided, and Holder has failed to produce anything to satisfy 13 of the 22 categories. The ranking Democrat on House Oversight, Elijah Cummings (D-MD), comically...
  • Issa to Holder: You can still avoid contempt if you give up Fast and Furious documents

    05/08/2012 11:10:41 AM PDT · by neverdem · 20 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 05/07/2012 | Matthew Boyle
    A spokeswoman for House oversight committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told The Daily Caller that Attorney General Eric Holder could still avoid the contempt of Congress proceedings on the horizon — if he cooperates with the congressional subpoena he's thus far failed to comply with. "The Justice Department can still avoid contempt," Issa spokeswoman Becca Watkins told TheDC. "They need to pledge their cooperation and stop stonewalling on critical documents outlined by the committee in the draft contempt report."Watkins said those "critical documents" include "what high ranking officials knew about Fast and Furious and when they knew it, information about...
  • 10th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in Denver rules: No Gun Rights for Illegals

    05/08/2012 10:37:18 AM PDT · by SandRat · 29 replies
    A conicted illegal's lawyer claimed that the prior conviction should be overturned because of the 2nd Ammendment,
  • Fighting Crime With Jewelry(ultra barf alert)

    05/08/2012 5:33:26 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    inc.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Nicole Gull
    Jessica Mindich's company, Jewelry for a Cause, helps take guns off the street by transforming deadly weapons into beautiful jewelry, and nonprofit donations. When Jessica Mindich launched Jewelry for a Cause five years ago, she never imagined she would end up working with guns. Her Greenwich, Connecticut-based company designs accessories and donates 20 percent of sales to nonprofit organizations, including DoSomething.org and the Alzheimer's Association. Mindich's foray into firearms started in December. She was attending a conference in San Diego and met Cory Booker, the mayor of Newark, New Jersey. In one of the sessions, Booker spoke about the success...
  • "Trayvon Bill" to hit House floor(LA)

    05/08/2012 4:57:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    katc.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Shawn Kline
    A new bill would re-write Louisiana criminal law in response to the February shooting in Florida of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin. The bill, HB1100, targets what's known as a "Stand Your Ground law." State lawmakers say as it reads right now, prosecutors would have a tough time pressing charges against the shooter if the Trayvon Martin case happened in Louisiana. George Zimmerman faces a second degree murder charge for that shooting. A neighborhood watch activist, Zimmerman shot and killed Martin, Zimmerman says in self-defense, but according to some, "self-defense" isn't very clear in Louisiana. "If the case were that Mr. Zimmerman...
  • House Oversight Committee Makes Case for Contempt of Congress in “Fast & Furious”(Murdergate)

    05/08/2012 4:51:44 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 7 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --(Ammoland.com)- Back in February, U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) promised to hold Attorney General Eric Holder in contempt of Congress if Holder didn’t hand over Justice Department documents that had been subpoenaed as part of an ongoing investigation into the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives’ now-infamous “Operation Fast and Furious” gun-walking operation. This week, Rep. Issa –chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee– made good on the pledge and sent out a draft Contempt Order against Holder to members of the committee. The document makes a case for holding the beleaguered U.S. Attorney General...
  • Georgia's Stand Your Ground Law (under attack)

    05/08/2012 4:36:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    gpb.org ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Parker Wallace
    Atlanta — Georgia is the first state having its “Stand Your Ground” law scrutinized by a federal court. An Atlanta civil rights leader filed a federal case challenging the law in response to the February shooting death of unarmed Florida teen, Trayvon Martin. Here’s how Georgia’s Stand Your Ground law works: If you think someone is about to kill you, you can use deadly force to defend yourself. It’s been Georgia law since 2006. But self defense can be a legal grey area. According to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation the number of justifiable homicides in Georgia has increased per...
  • Growing numbers of women are arming themselves(CA)

    05/08/2012 4:28:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    abclocal.go.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Christine Park
    FRESNO, Calif. (KFSN) -- A growing number of women are arming themselves with self-defense knowledge and weapons, they say, to protect their families and property from crimes. Even in the middle of the day, walking alone makes Cindy Curwick a little uneasy. "And suddenly he came up behind me, jumped on my back, and threw me down and put a knife to my throat." The Fresno mother and grandmother was the victim of assault not once, but twice. Both times when she was running alone. "I finally got in touch with the rage that, how dare someone do such a...
  • Michiganders Push for Concealed Carry

    05/08/2012 4:19:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    guns.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | dabneybailey
    As Michigan lawmakers enter debate about the future of concealed carry laws, organizers are rallying to promote Constitutional Carry. Right now, Michigan has a whole range of locations where concealed handguns are off limits -- places like schools, churches and sports stadium. The lawmakers are thinking that as long as permit holders undergo extra training, then gun owners should be allowed to carry in these areas. Gun rights advocates are happy with the way things are going -- mostly. They believe that this new legislation is on the right track, it just doesn't go nearly far enough. They want to...
  • Judge refuses to toss out elderly man’s lawsuit against Lubbock police(TX)

    05/08/2012 4:13:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    kcbd.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | James Clark
    <p>Lubbock police asked a judge to toss out a lawsuit filed by then 90-year-old Willie Williams who claims excessive force related to a shooting incident last year. But a federal judge in Lubbock said ‘no' on Monday.</p> <p>Williams, now 91, claims police fired on him in his own apartment as they were responding to a burglary that was reported next door to him. Williams claims he heard someone breaking into his apartment so he grabbed a shotgun for self defense.</p>
  • Woman beaten with handgun, uses box cutter in self-defense(TN)

    05/08/2012 4:06:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    tricities.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Staff
    JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- A Johnson City man was arrested Sunday after police say he struck his girlfriend with a handgun. According to reports from the Johnson City Police Department, Kenneth S. Harrison, 40, of Cherokee Road was arrested on Sunday at noon and charged with Aggravated Domestic Assault. Police report that Harrison and his girlfriend got into a fight and when she attempted to run away, he grabbed her by the shirt and began to strike her in the face with a handgun. Harrison then allegedly pushed the woman to the ground and hit her several more times on...
  • 2 dead, at least 24 wounded in weekend shootings

    05/07/2012 7:08:41 PM PDT · by smokingfrog · 18 replies
    suntimes.com ^ | 6 May 2012 | Sun Times Media Wire
    Two people have been killed, and at least 24 other people -- one of them a 12-year-old girl -- have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday afternoon. About 1:26 a.m. Sunday, Devon Paramore, 33, of the 8600 block of West 87th Street, was shot in the back and right armpit in the 1300 block of 13th Street and later pronounced dead at John H. Stroger Jr. Hospital of Cook County. The other fatal shooting occurred at 9:09 p.m. on Friday in the city’s Far South Side Pullman neighborhood, where police said they found an unresponsive 16-year-old boy...
  • Fort Worth pastor shoots alleged home intruder (TX)

    05/07/2012 4:15:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    wfaa.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | JIM DOUGLAS
    FORT WORTH - A Fort Worth pastor shot a man he said broke into his home early Monday morning. Anthony Jobe said he awoke to his doorbell being rung in the early morning hours at his home in the 2400 block of Hunting Drive. He said he then heard beating on his side door, which is where he said he found a man attempting to kick his door down. Upon seeing the alleged intruder, a confrontation ensued, ending with Jobe shooting the man with his handgun. "That's unfortunate, shooting pastor, I know," Jobe said. "... I shoot more as a...
  • George Zimmerman: Attorney wants witnesses protected

    05/07/2012 3:12:32 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 17 replies
    Central Florida News 13 ^ | May 7, 2012 | Scott McDonnell
    Neither George Zimmerman, his attorney or the special prosecutor will be in court Tuesday for a scheduled arraignment. Zimmerman entered a not guilty plea to second-degree murder in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin weeks ago and waived his appearance for Tuesday. Attorney Mark O’Mara told News 13 that he planned on filing motions to protect the names of witnesses in the case. Once that is done, O’Mara said discovery or the state’s evidence will begin to flow. It’s likely attorneys for several major media companies will file their own motion to have that information made public. O’Mara continues to...
  • PA gun activists fuming over planned state instant check shutdown

    05/07/2012 9:55:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    thegunmag.com ^ | 7 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Pennsylvania gun owners are furious about a planned 60-hour shutdown of the state instant check system (PICS) later this month so the State Police can upgrade its fingerprint system. While a press release says the shutdown will “temporarily restrict the purchase of firearms and negate the ability to obtain criminal history checks,” an earlier “important notice” from Major Martin L. Henry III put it more bluntly. “During this time,” Henry said, “all calls will be forwarded to an operator and placed in an undetermined or denied status. Undetermined status queries will not be processed until after the system is back...
  • Knives are banned at Tampa’s GOP convention, but guns are OK

    05/07/2012 9:12:36 AM PDT · by bkopto · 25 replies
    Miami Herald ^ | May 2, 2012 | Fred Grimm
    Don’t come messing around the Republican National Convention with an “air rifle, air pistol, paintball rifle, explosive blasting cap, switchblade, hatchet, ax, slingshot, blackjack, metal knuckles, nunchakus, mace, iron buckle, ax handle, chain, crowbar, hammer, shovel or any club or bludgeon.” All this along with “any other instrumentality used or intended to be used to cause physical or personal damage.” Except, of course, for the most obvious instrument intended to cause physical or personal damage. The city didn’t prohibit guns. It can’t. Gov. Rick Scott, who could, won’t. He rejected a request from Mayor Bob Buckhorn asking for an “executive...
  • Lawmakers Push Bill To Ban Criminals From Suing Victims(AL)

    05/07/2012 9:02:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    whnt.com ^ | 6 May, 2012 | Nick Banaszak
    Imagine the horror of having your home or business plundered by thieves. Not a good feeling, but even harder to fathom that the bad guys who did it could end up suing you in court. State lawmakers say an existing legal loophole allows thieves to file civil lawsuits against home and business owners if they end up getting injured while intruding. But a bill working its way through the Alabama State Legislature would put an end to the practice. If approved, House Bill 46 would grant immunity to property owners from civil lawsuits by criminals in almost all circumstances. State...