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  • UPDATE: Pizza delivery driver shoots, wounds stun-gun wielding bandit(VA)

    06/20/2012 5:40:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    timesdispatch.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Staff
    RICHMOND, Va. -- A pizza delivery driver shot and wounded a stun-gun wielding man who had tried to rob him early today, Richmond police said. Police responded about 2:16 a.m. to a shooting in the 00 block of East Broad Street, officials said in a news release. After officers arrived, they learned that the victim had been shot after he tried to rob the pizza delivery driver, who fired in self-defense. The driver, 33, was not injured. Michael T. Caballero, 19, who police said had no fixed address, was charged with robbery and two counts of possession of drugs with...
  • Police: Craigslist robbery goes awry as buyer, seller come armed(MD)

    06/20/2012 5:36:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 59 replies
    baltimoresun.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Peter Hermann
    The couple in search of a car found the sedan they wanted for sale on Craigslist for $4,000. They arranged a meeting Monday night on a street in Bolton Hill lined with 19th-century rowhouses. But Baltimore police said both the seller and the buyer took guns to the transaction. And when one of the men who posted the ad drew his weapon and demanded money from the prospective buyer, police said his female acquaintance pulled her own gun and fired into the air. The gunman dropped his weapon on Bolton Street and the woman gave chase, "firing her weapon numerous...
  • Bang! Was that 'gun violence' or self-defense?

    06/20/2012 5:30:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Liberterian News Examiner ^ | 15 June, 2012 | Garry Reed
    From time to time the Libertarian News Examiner receives Editorial Ideas to write about. A recent one was "Gun Violence." "According to a National Institute of Justice survey," this Editorial Idea declared, "gun fatalities have steadily risen every year since 2002." While lots of statistics and examples were thrown around by this Editorial Idea no definition of gun violence was offered. Words like homicide, murder and attacks were used but there was no mention of people defending themselves from attempted homicide, murder or attacks. The obviously intended insinuation is that every instance of gun usage is an act of "gun...

    06/19/2012 7:35:17 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 22 replies
    Breitbart/Big Journalism ^ | 6-19-2012 | Mary Chastain
    June 19, 2012 MEDIA MISREPORTING BOEHNER'S FAST & FURIOUS STANCE Mary Chastain Once again the media is reporting supposed facts about Speaker John Boehner without actually confirming them. This time Fox News’s William La Jeunesse states Speaker Boehner is putting pressure on Chairman Darrell Issa to drop contempt charges against Attorney General Eric Holder in relation to the ongoing investigation of Operation Fast and Furious.  This is not true. Speaker Boehner’s spokesman Michael Steel confirmed it for me once again.“The Speaker supports Chairman Issa’s efforts to hold the Department of Justice accountable,” Mr. Steel wrote in an email.Over and over...
  • Attorneys' Debate Charges Ahead of Rifle-Carrying Teen's Hearing (MI open carry)

    06/19/2012 4:52:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    birmingham.patch.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Laura Houser
    Sean Combs, the Troy 18-year-old who was arrested in April after he was found carrying a loaded rifle in downtown Birmingham, will be back in court Wednesday for a hearing to determine whether charges of brandishing a firearm, disturbing the peace and obstructing an officer will move forward or be dismissed. Combs was arrested around 10 p.m. April 13 after he refused to show police officers his identification after they asked about the M1 Garande rifle strapped to his back, according to police reports. The rifle was loaded with one round in the chamber, police say. As an adult under...
  • Opinion: Police Gun Buy-Back Is a Raw Deal(IL Chicago)

    06/19/2012 4:16:50 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    nbcchicago.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Edward McClelland
    The Chicago Police Department wants your guns, and its willing to pay for them. On the first summer Saturday of a year when homicides are up 60 percent, the department is holding a gun buy-back program. Titled Dont Kill A Dream: Save A Life, the program offers $100 pre-paid Visa debit cards for every gun turned in. For bringing in a BB gun or a toy gun, you get $10. Its going on from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the following locations. Im all in favor of getting guns off the street, but $100 is not a good deal,...
  • Can you hear the MAIG shredder shredding?(FL)

    06/19/2012 4:06:04 PM PDT · by marktwain
    allnineyards.com ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Sean Caranna
    Orlando’s MAIG Regional Gun Control Czar Coordinator has failed to provide all documents demanded and is clearly using multiple personal email accounts for official purposes. See the statute and email exchange below! 119.10 Violation of chapter (public records); penalties.— (1) Any public officer who: … (b) Knowingly violates the provisions of s. 119.07(1) is subject to suspension and removal or impeachment and, in addition, commits a misdemeanor of the first degree.. (2) Any person who willfully and knowingly violates: (a) Any of the provisions of this chapter commits a misdemeanor of the first degree. On Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:08 PM, Alana Brenner wrote:...
  • BREAKING: After Issa and Holder Meet, Still No Documents, Contempt Charges Still Looming

    06/19/2012 3:36:32 PM PDT · by Kaslin · 60 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 19, 2012 | Katie Pavlich
    The meeting between Attorney General Eric Holder and Chairman of the House Oversight Committee Darrell Issa has ended after 20 minutes of discussion. Holder came with an offer of a briefing on Fast and Furious documents, but did not physically turn over any documents. This is unsatisfactory to Issa who has said repeatedly that in order for Holder to avoid a contempt vote Wednesday at 10 AM, he must hand over 1300 Fast and Furious documents to the committee. "The documents they may choose to give in the future, we need before tomorrow," Issa said to reporters. "Ultimately the documents...
  • MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious

    06/19/2012 2:58:11 PM PDT · by PhilosopherStone1000 · 113 replies
    Twitter ^ | 06/19/12 | Katie Pavlich
    KatiePavlich Katie Pavlich Jun 19, 05:46 PM MEETING OVER: Contempt still lives, DOJ didn't produce documents #fastandfurious Latest news on Issa's meeting with Holder which apparently has just finished FWIW.
  • New Study Proves Microstamping Technology Works (barf alert)

    06/19/2012 3:44:38 PM PDT · by aimhigh · 12 replies
    The Sarcramento Bee ^ | 06/14/2012 | New Yorkers AGainst Gun Violence
    Following on the heels of a front-page New York Times article on microstamping, New Yorkers Against Gun Violence today called attention to a new peer-reviewed, independent expert study on microstamping confirming the technology works and that it is an important tool for law enforcement to solve violent gun crimes.
  • Federal judge strikes down part of Chicago's gun law

    06/19/2012 1:40:22 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 6 replies
    chicagotribune.com ^ | 6/19/12 | Liam Ford
    A federal judge has thrown out part of Chicago's gun law, ruling that a section banning permits for people convicted of unlawful use of a weapon is vague and unconstitutional
  • FACT SHEET: Todays Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt

    06/19/2012 1:14:35 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 52 replies
    June 19, 2012 FACT SHEET: Today’s Meeting with AG Holder about Fast and Furious Documents and Contempt Today’s Meeting is at 5 p.m. in the CapitolChairman Issa, Senator Grassley, and Attorney General Holder have agreed to meet this evening at 5 p.m. in the Capitol.  The best place to stake out the meeting is the Rotunda (Members of Leadership and their staff will not be participating in the meeting).  DOJ has requested that Rep. Elijah Cummings and Sen. Patrick Leahy also be permitted to attend.  Chairman Issa has indicated he will grant this request.  Currently, DOJ has not delivered or...
  • Jesse Jacksons Impotent Protest Against (Detroit) Gun Ranges is a Bust (only 3 people show up)

    06/19/2012 11:40:50 AM PDT · by Zakeet · 34 replies
    Ammoland ^ | June 19, 2012 | Rick Ector
    This past Saturday, the anachronistic and increasingly irrelevant Reverend Jesse Jackson called for an anti-violence rally against 25 gun ranges in the United States. Despite his personal indiscretions, he somehow felt justified to ask dads during Fathers Day Weekend all across our great nation to adopt his mantra of Guns Out = Jobs In. According to the puzzling logic of Jackson, the local communities where the targeted gun shops operate are stifling the creation of jobs, which if you believe Jackson, is the root cause of urban violence. Somehow, Jackson manages to ignore the fact that these gun ranges...
  • Fast and Furious investigation could end today, Holder go scot free

    06/19/2012 9:02:49 AM PDT · by Oldpuppymax · 26 replies
    Coach is Right ^ | 6/19/2012 | Doug Book
    Attorney General Eric Holder will meet with Fast and Furious nemesis Congressman Darrell Issa at 5:00 this afternoon in what could mark the end of the Congressional investigation of Barack Obamas deadly gun smuggling scheme. Last week, House Republican leaders at last agreed to schedule a vote on the Contempt of Congress charge Issa has long sought to bring against the Attorney General for 8 months of refusing to honor Congressional subpoenas. Deputy Attorney General James Cole quickly responded with a letter to House Government Reform Committee chair Issa, requesting a meeting to discuss ways of avoiding the vote. Issa...
  • Home invasion suspect [shot by homeowner] captured following Sunday escape during hospital release

    06/19/2012 9:54:32 AM PDT · by kevcol · 22 replies
    The Birmingham News ^ | June 18, 2012 | Carol Robinson
    BIRMINGHAM, Alabama -- A 19-year-old home-invasion suspect who escaped while being released from the hospital Sunday was captured early today, still wearing his handcuffs and hospital gown. Deandre Miles, shot in the chest in Pinson Friday, was captured about 1 a.m., but not without incident. Authorities said when his mother brought him to meet with lawmen, he tried to push her out of the car, and then run over two deputies. He was subdued, and now is in the county jail. Jefferson County sheriff's Chief Deputy Randy Christian said deputies and U.S. Marshals met with Miles' mother about midnight Sunday,...
  • All US ammo production spoken for through year's end

    06/19/2012 7:59:17 AM PDT · by pabianice · 25 replies
    Fox News Channel (no link) | 6/19/12
    News report on Fox. Gun and ammo sales "through the roof" just in case we see an overtly communist Obama in a second term. Cheaper Than Dirt spokesman says all US ammo production already spoken for through the rest of the year. Gun ranges maxed out with shooters.
  • Ohio Passes Firearm Bill to Modernize Reciprocity & Concealed Carry

    06/19/2012 7:10:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 19 June, 2012 | Buckey Firearms Association
    Ohio --(Ammoland.com)- By a 59 28 margin, the Ohio House has passed House Bill 495, sponsored by Representative Terry Johnson (R-McDermott), which will reform Ohio concealed carry law to protect the rights of law-abiding gun owners and continue a trend toward making Ohio law similar to other states. HB495 makes three changes to current law: * Changes to automatically honor other states licenses, similar to a drivers license * Eliminates the demonstrated competency requirement for 2nd and future CHL renewals, making CHL training similar to a hunting license * Fixes the definition of a loaded gun to match the...
  • Sheriff Hammond: Defending The Sheriff's Posse (TN)

    06/19/2012 6:33:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    chattanoogan.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Sheriff Jim Hammond
    As your sheriff, I am writing this open letter to the citizens of Hamilton County. In recent days, I have been taking a lot of heat from some in the print media regarding my stand on commission cards, special deputies and the Sheriffs Posse. I normally refrain from commenting publicly about such articles, because I realize everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Also, as an elected individual, I know I am fair game. This time, however; I feel I need to defend this matter more vigorously. Unfortunately, there are those in our community who strongly oppose our Second Amendment...
  • The Latest Crime-Solving Technique the Gun Lobby Doesnt Like(Barf Alert)

    06/19/2012 6:18:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    time.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Adam Cohen
    It sounds like something from a futuristic thriller: police pick up spent bullet shells, find a tiny code on them that reveals what gun they were shot from and then use the ID to track down the killer. The technology to do this, called microstamping, is actually available today, but whats stopping it from being used and many criminals from being caught is politics. There are battles raging across the U.S. over microstamping, with supporters of the new technology squaring off against the gun lobby, which is strongly opposed. It is hard to see why the critics are...
  • Blogger Vanderboegh reports Gunwalker link to Obamas tough guy advisor

    06/19/2012 5:54:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 18 June, 2012 | David Codrea
    The National Security Council issued a butt out response to CIA and DEA complaints about ATF and FBI weapons smuggling operations in Mexico, and a security advisor close to President Obama was in the loop, Mike Vanderboegh reported in an exclusive story broken last night on the Armed American Radio program and his Sipsey Street Irregulars blog. Citing confidential sources, Vanderboegh writes that NSC Deputy Director Denis McDonough was also protecting another NSC operative discussed before in this column, Kevin OReilly, who received intelligence on the Fast and Furious criminal gunwalking operation directly from then-Special Agent in Charge of ATFs...
  • MILLER: Gun ownership up, crime down

    06/19/2012 5:45:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Gun-control advocates are noticeably silent when crime rates decline. Their multimillion-dollar lobbying efforts are designed to manufacture mass anxiety that every gun owner is a potential killer. The statistics show otherwise. Last week, the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) announced that violent crime decreased 4 percent in 2011. The number of murders, rapes, robberies and aggravated assaults all went down, continuing a pattern. This is not a one-year anomaly, but a steady decline in the FBIs violent-crime rates, said Andrew Arulanandam, spokesman for the National Rifle Association. It would be disingenuous for anyone to not credit increased self-defense laws to...
  • Revs. Jackson, Pfleger picket Riverdale firearms dealer they believe supplies guns to streets

    06/19/2012 5:41:48 AM PDT · by kevcol · 21 replies
    NWI Times ^ | June 16, 2012 | Gregory Tejeda
    RIVERDALE | For village President Deyon Dean, Saturday was a day of conflict. Dean said he sympathizes with the Revs. Jesse Jackson and Michael Pfleger and their outrage about urban violence and the amount of firearms on the streets of Chicago, but he wishes they had picked a different place to express their anger. The two outspoken South Side clergymen chose to lead dozens of people in picketing Saturday afternoon outside Chucks Gun Shop, 14310 S. Indiana Ave. The shop, at nearly 50 years, is one of the village's oldest businesses. They have been a good business for Riverdale. They...
  • Holder agrees to meet with Issa

    06/18/2012 4:28:22 PM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 33 replies
    The Hill ^ | June 18, 2012 | Jordy Yager
    Attorney General Eric Holder agreed to meet with Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) on Tuesday as part of his attempt to stave off a vote to hold him in contempt of Congress. In a letter to the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee sent on Monday, Holder proposed the meeting in order to discuss the role of the Justice Department in the botched gun-tracking operation, Fast and Furious. He also suggested having Rep. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), the ranking member of Issas panel, and Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, attend the 11 a.m....
  • McGurn: Eric Holder's Politics of Contempt

    06/19/2012 5:38:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wsj.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | NA
    Finally, Eric Holder is on the ropes. House members are readying to vote him in contempt of Congress. Senators wonder aloud whether he can be trusted to investigate White House leaks that have exposed inside information about some of our most successful antiterror operations to some of our most dangerous enemies. Alas, the old bulls of the Senateincluding Republicans John McCain, Lindsey Graham and Chuck Grassley, along with Independent Democrat Joe Liebermanare calling for the one thing that might derail the accountability train: a special prosecutor. It all makes for the perfect tea party moment, an opportunity to make one...
  • Judges react to DA's petition to carry gun at work(WI)

    06/19/2012 5:28:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    Winnebago County's circuit judges responded Monday to an effort by the district attorney there to wear his gun to work in the courthouse. The judges in January banned anyone but on-duty law enforcement officers from carrying a gun in the courthouse without written permission of the judge or court commissioner in front of whom the applicant will appear. District Attorney Christian Gossett and Deputy DA Scott Ceman, in a Monday petition to the Supreme Court, claim the orders exceed the judges' authority and contradict the state's concealed carry law which Gossett and Ceman claim specifically exempts prosecutors from the general...
  • Border Patrol union demands Holders resignation over Fast and Furious

    06/19/2012 5:22:54 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Matthew Boyle
    The National Border Patrol Council the union that represents Border Patrol agents around the country demanded Attorney General Eric Holders resignation over Operation Fast and Furious on Monday. According to the Arizona Daily Star, the union deliberated for over a year before making this call for Holder to step down. This is something that all of our guys are concerned about, because they know it could be any one of them, Shawn Moran, a union vice president, said according to the Arizona paper. We take the risks that are out there naturally just being in law enforcement working...
  • What You Need to Know About the GOP's War Against Eric Holder(Barf Alert)

    06/19/2012 5:11:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    rollingstone.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Jillian Rayfield
    If you're still under the impression that "Fast and Furious" is a movie about car racing, then you probably haven't been paying attention to the even higher-octane showdown between House Oversight Committee Chairman Republican Darrell Issa and Attorney General Eric Holder. In the latest dramatic developments, Issa last week threatened a vote to hold the AG in contempt of congress for failing to cough up documents subpoenaed by the committee, a move Democrats blasted as "irresponsible, unprecedented, and contrary to the rule of law." Holder duly agreed to produce some of the documents, and Issa indicated a willingness to back...
  • Fast and Furious contempt vote up in the air

    06/19/2012 4:57:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Politico ^ | 18 June, 2012 | JOHN BRESNAHAN and JAKE SHERMAN
    GOP Rep. Darrell Issa warned Attorney General Eric Holder late Monday that if the Justice Department failed to turn over documents he is seeking, the California Republican will go ahead with a contempt vote against Holder as planned later this week. Issa, chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, has been battling with DOJ since last year over documents related to the failed Fast and Furious program. The two sides had seemed close to making a deal late last week, but Issa cautioned Holder that he will only delay the contempt vote set for his panel on...
  • Deputies: Woman Shoots Ex-Husband In Self Defense (SC)

    06/19/2012 4:43:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    wspa.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Kristy Charles
    LAURENS COUNTY, S.C. -- Laurens County deputies say a woman who admitted to shooting her ex-husband will not be charged in the shooting because they believe she acted in self defense. According to the incident report, deputies were called out to a home on Vern Cora Road in Laurens Monday morning. Tammy Duvall told deputies she had a friend over at her house and was about to go outside when she heard a car door shut. Duvall told deputies she grabbed a gun and shot several times when she noticed her ex-husband, Roderick Woodruff, charging towards her. Deputies later found...
  • Zimmerman's jailhouse calls about money transfers, bulletproof vests could play role in bond hearing

    06/18/2012 5:47:29 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 87 replies
    ORLANDO, Fla. The former neighborhood watch volunteer who killed Trayvon Martin told his wife to buy bulletproof vests for them and for his attorney, according to jailhouse calls released Monday. "As uncomfortable as it is, I want you wearing one," George Zimmerman told his wife. Zimmerman was wearing a bulletproof vest when he left jail after posting bond. His attorney, Mark O'Mara, has reported receiving threats. The calls, released by prosecutors, also detail how Zimmerman instructed his wife to transfer money from bank accounts and could play a crucial role in his second bond hearing next week.
  • Issa to Holder: You have until Tuesday a.m. to give up Fast and Furious docs

    06/18/2012 5:17:32 PM PDT · by smoothsailing · 179 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 6-18-2012 | Matthew Boyle
    June 18,2012Issa to Holder: You have until Tuesday a.m. to give up Fast and Furious docs Matthew Boyle House Oversight Committee Chairman Rep. Darrell Issa told Attorney General Eric Holder on Monday that he has until Tuesday morning to produce Operation Fast and Furious documents or his committee will be voting to hold him in contempt of Congress on Wednesday. [O]nly the delivery of documents outlined and offered by the Department of Justice last Thursday to staff will be sufficient to justify a postponement of Wednesdays scheduled vote, Issa wrote to Holder on Monday afternoon. As the department has not...
  • Ninth Circuit to DEA: Putting a Gun to an 11-Year-Old's Head Is Not OK

    06/18/2012 4:14:48 PM PDT · by BCrago66 · 132 replies
    Reason ^ | 6/18/12 | Mike Riggs
    At 7 a.m. on January 20, 2007, DEA agents battered down the door to Thomas and Rosalie Avinas mobile home in Seeley, California, in search of suspected drug trafficker Louis Alvarez. Thomas Avina met the agents in his living room and told them they were making a mistake. Shouting Dont you *ucking move, the agents forced Thomas Avina to the floor at gunpoint, and handcuffed him and his wife, who had been lying on a couch in the living room. As the officers made their way to the back of the house, where the Avinas 11-year-old and 14-year-old daughters were...
  • John Fund: Will Holders Politicking Finally End?

    06/18/2012 1:38:12 PM PDT · by neverdem · 15 replies
    National Review Online ^ | June 18, 2012 | John Fund
    The Washington Post just bestowed its “Worst Week in Washington” award on Attorney General Eric Holder, and it’s not hard to see why.Over the weekend, Senator Joe Lieberman, who caucuses with the Democrats, clearly expressed his lack of confidence in Holder by calling for a special counsel who is independent of the Justice Department to investigate serious leaks of national-security documents. Someone near the president is leaking classified information, and both Democrats and Republicans seem determined to find out who.But the real blow came last week, when Holder’s carefully constructed stone walls against House investigators started to crumble.Representative Darrell...
  • Denis McDonough, "Obamas most influential foreign policy adviser" and the Fast & Furious Cover-up.

    06/18/2012 11:50:30 AM PDT · by smoothsailing · 14 replies
    Sipsey Street Irregulars ^ | 6-17-2012 | Mike Vanderboegh/Dutchman6
    June 17, 2012 Sipsey Street Exclusive: The Strategic Communicator. "Tough Guy" Denis McDonough, "Obama’s single most influential foreign policy adviser" and the Fast & Furious Cover-up. Deconfliction is a military and engineering term that refers to the process of avoiding mutual interference, or outright hazards, among systems under the control of one's own sides. It is most often used in the context of preventing fratricide, or having weapons hit one's own troops, but it has broader implications. Denis McDonough, whose first official job with the Obama administration was Deputy National Security Advisor for Strategic Communication is now the Deputy National...
  • Border Patrol group calls for Holders resignation

    06/18/2012 9:17:33 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 20 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | June 18, 2012 | Jerry Seper
    The National Border Patrol Council, which represents all 17,000 of the agency's nonsupervisory agents, called Monday for the resignation of Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr. for his role in the botched "Fast and Furious" gunrunning operation that resulted in the death of a U.S. Border Patrol agent. Council President George E. McCubbin III, a 25-year Border Patrol veteran, described Mr. Holder's actions in the case as "a slap in the face to all Border Patrol agents who serve this country," adding that the attorney general showed "an utter failure of leadership at the highest levels of government." Two semi-automatic...
  • Will Temporarily Reprieved Young (Currently) Illegal Immigrants Have Gun Rights?

    06/18/2012 9:08:39 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Rober Farago
    Obama announced a temporary, two-year reprieve for young immigrants who came to this country before age 16, who have lived here at least five years and who have clean records, bostonherald.com reports. The reprieve, which is renewable Wait. A renewable temporary reprieve? Anyone remember the executive order establishing the unconstitutional long gun registry for 8500 border state-dwelling gun dealers? Emergency > temporary > pilot > automatically renewed > you cant kill it with a lawsuit. Under Emperor Obamas unconstitutional edict, the newly reprieved illegals will not be citizens nor on a path to citizenship (nudge nudge wink wink). But will...
  • WaPo Misrepresents Floridas Stand Your Ground Law. Again. Still.

    06/18/2012 8:57:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    <p>The Washington Post recently reported on the first meeting of the legislative task force reviewing Floridas Stand Your Ground Law, and the unchallenged lies start out in the first paragraph: The parents of a 17-year-old teen killed by a neighborhood watch captain asked a task force reviewing Floridas stand your ground law Tuesday to recommend changing it so that defendants who initiate a confrontation cant use it as part of their self-defense argument. Traditionally one of the tasks of journalists is to check facts and verify information before presenting it to the public.</p>
  • Authorities say hitchhiker shot himself (MT)

    06/18/2012 7:36:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 15 June, 2012 | Matthew Brown, AP
    A West Virginia man who claimed to be the victim of a drive-by shooting along a rural Montana highway while working on a memoir called Kindness in America has confessed to shooting himself, authorities said Friday. Valley County sheriffs officials said they believe 39-year-old Ray Dolin shot himself as a desperate act of self-promotion, but they offered no further details.
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    tenthamendmentcenter.com ^ | 2012 | Bob Greenslade
    Why do Liberals and Progressives want you Disarmed? Following the shooting of Treyvon Martin earlier this year, liberals and progressives renewed their calls for more restrictions on firearms and repeal of Floridas stand your ground law. Some called for the out right ban of handguns. Once again their justification is so-called public safety because they claim the police are entrusted with duty of protecting you. As I wrote in The Police are Under No Legal Obligation to Protect You, this assertion is patently false because courts throughout these United States have consistently held that police have no legal duty to...
  • Polls: Public opinion on George Zimmerman shifting(FL)

    06/18/2012 7:23:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 118 replies
    The Orlando Sentinel ^ | 17 June, 2012 | NA
    <p>SANFORD, Fla. For weeks, the death of Trayvon Martin, the investigations it launched and the civil rights rallies it spurred were the most important news stories in the country, according to pollsters.</p> <p>At least six news organizations or polling companies did surveys. What they documented, in general, was that people were fascinated and outraged by the Feb. 26 death of the unarmed 17-year-old and angry at the shooter, Neighborhood Watch volunteer George Zimmerman.</p>
  • DA fights to carry gun in Winnebago County courthouse(WI)

    06/18/2012 5:54:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    jsonline.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Bruce Vielmetti
    As an elected district attorney, Christian Gossett is one of the few people Wisconsin's concealed carry law specifically allows to wear a weapon in a courthouse. But the judges in Winnebago County, where Gossett works, have said even he can't take a gun to work without written permission of whatever judge or court commissioner is presiding where Gossett might appear. So Gossett and his chief deputy Scott Ceman - both concealed carry permit holders - have asked the state Supreme Court to declare that the circuit judges have exceeded their authority and for a writ of prohibition to block them...
  • Fast and Furious a program that went south

    06/18/2012 5:47:12 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    yumasun.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | John Vaughn
    I see Attorney General Eric Holder is getting grilled again by Congress about Fast and Furious, the operation in which the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms stood by as straw purchasers illegally bought guns in Arizona for Mexican drug traffickers. Apart from legal and political issues surrounding Fast and Furious, I wish someone would explain to me why this was supposed to be a good idea in the first place. I could see ATF trying catch to straw purchasers in the act of buying. But having let the buyers walk away from the gun shops, what did the agency...
  • The Futility of Chicago's Gun Turn-Ins

    06/18/2012 5:45:22 AM PDT · by rellimpank · 11 replies
    Reason ^ | Steve Chapman
    If you've got some clothes you don't need anymore, you can give them to Goodwill or the Salvation Army. If you have an old car, you can call various organizations to take it away. And if you're in Chicago and have a gun that's burning a hole in your pocket, you can get rid of it on Saturday, no questions asked. The city government has a great fondness for gun turn-in events. It's done six of them in the past six years, collecting more than 23,000 weapons. This one will be held at 23 churches, and anyone handing over a...
  • Florida sees rise in number of concealed weapon permits

    06/18/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    cfnews13.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | John W. Davis
    The number of people permitted to carry concealed weapons in Florida is up 33 percent this year, according to the Florida Department of Agriculture. The data, calculated as of May 31, 2012, shows women being issued more permits than ever before. Every Sunday in Orlando, its Ladies Day at The Shooting Gallery Gun Range on West 39th Street near John Young Parkway. At the gun range, News 13 met several women who are already carrying or thinking about carrying a concealed weapon. Some women mentioned the uncertain economy as a primary factor to protect themselves with a concealed handgun. I...
  • Learning our way on open carry(OK)

    06/18/2012 4:31:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    tulsaworld.com ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Janet Pearson
    Sean Michael Combs is probably like a lot of 18-year-old young men, except maybe for the M-1 rifle slung across his back. The Troy High School student was arrested April 13, according to the Detroit News, after strolling down the street in the Detroit suburb of Birmingham with the weapon strapped on his back. He now faces three misdemeanor charges, according to the newspaper, "for brandishing a weapon, resisting and obstructing police, and disturbing the peace - each punishable by up to 93 days in jail." After the arrest, Birmingham Police Chief Don Studt acknowledged Combs had a legal right...
  • Gunowner, not shooter, may be liable

    06/18/2012 4:24:09 AM PDT · by marktwain · 33 replies
    concordmonitor.com ^ | 18 June, 2012 | Maddie Hanna
    In a case attorneys say has no precedent in New Hampshire, a federal appeals court is weighing whether the owner of a handgun used to kill three people at a Conway military surplus shop in July 2007 could be held liable for their murders. Lawrence Secord didn't do enough to secure the .22-caliber handgun he kept at his camp in Wentworth Location, enabling his grandson, Michael Woodbury, to steal it and open fire in the Army Barracks store several days later, according to a lawsuit brought by the mother of one of the victims. A federal judge decided Secord didn't...
  • MILLER: D.C. police damage soldiers guns

    06/18/2012 4:14:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 17 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    Army First Lt. Augustine Kims finally got the Washington Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) to return his guns after two years -- only to find them permanently damaged. The department violated its own regulations on handling firearms in evidence by engraving marks on the sides of the guns, and the city should reimburse the soldier for the loss. The Afghanistan war veteran was wrongly arrested while lawfully transporting his firearms from New Jersey to his home in South Carolina. All charges were later dismissed, but the city refused to respond to repeated requests from the national guardsman to return the $10,000...
  • Gun Talk Radio 6/17/12

    06/17/2012 4:59:17 PM PDT · by mylife · 88 replies
    Gun Talk ^ | 6/17/12 | tom gresham
    ~~Come on in and shoot the breeze~~ Gun Talk Radio 6/17/12~~07:00 CST Listen to the podcast Here Or the KIDO 580 stream Here
  • Parole hearings again. Freeper help requested to keep a rapist in prison (update at post 177)

    06/17/2012 1:06:42 PM PDT · by trussell · 223 replies
    6/17/12 | trussell
    It was suggested that I should post this in the public forum instead of keeping it in Freepmail. The monster who raped me is coming before the board of parole again. Every 3 years. I ask that anyone who may have a reason to want him to stay behind bars, please consider writing the board (by email) expressing their thoughts about his release. He is a 5-time felon. The attack happened in Texas, the day before Thanksgiving, 1990. He broke 6 locks on my front door. When he was raping me, he made it clear to me that I would...
  • Holder's Just-Us Department under Fire (Good review of his failings)

    06/17/2012 10:24:43 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 14 replies
    American Thinker ^ | June 17, 2012 | Clarice Feldman
    Whether he resigns or is removed or spends the rest of this year responding to Congressional inquiries, Attorney general Holder has treated the Department of Justice as a partisan arm of the Obama Administration. Now and for the foreseeable future he is just another Albatross around Obama's neck. Fast and FuriousLet's review the case against Eric Holder. In the forefront of the news is the Department's role in an operation known as Fast & furious and his lies, obfuscations and stonewalling of the Congressional investigation of it. Most American Thinker readers are well aware of the outlandish program which permitted...