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  • Gun Dealers Have Problems With Credit Card Processors

    01/25/2013 11:28:30 AM PST · by Myrddin · 44 replies
    newschannel5 (Tennessee) ^ | January 24, 2013 | Chris Cannon
    LEIPER'S FORK, Tenn. - A Williamson County gun dealer recently learned a credit card processing company no longer wants to do business with him. "We go through all the hoops and all the steps and at the end of the day it's still a struggle to get the same services anybody else would," said Nick McMillan. He owns Leiper's Fork Firearms. It is a small gun dealership McMillan runs out of his home. "We're set up like a business, just like every other small business out there," he said. McMillan is a has a federal firearms license and is heavily...
  • Court Upholds Domestic Drone Use in Arrest of American Citizen

    08/02/2012 2:05:24 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 38 replies
    US News ^ | August 2, 2012 | Jason Koebler
    A North Dakota court has preliminarily upheld the first-ever use of an unmanned drone to assist in the arrest of an American citizen. A judge denied a request to dismiss charges Wednesday against Rodney Brossart, a man arrested last year after a 16-hour standoff with police at his Lakota, N.D., ranch. Brossart's lawyer argued that law enforcement's "warrantless use of [an] unmanned military-like surveillance aircraft" and "outrageous governmental conduct" warranted dismissal of the case, according to court documents obtained by U.S. News. [Photo Gallery: The Expansion of the Drone] District Judge Joel Medd wrote that "there was no improper use...
  • FindMattHygh (Facebook community page)

    03/23/2012 6:03:10 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 11 replies · 4+ views
    Matt Hygh is missing from the San Diego area. Last observed in his car in the Indio area on March 15, 2012.Matt's parents have put up a Facebook community page to help locate Matt. The page has ongoing updates. It is posted here to get a few more non-Facebook eyes on the ground.
  • Rep. Putnam keeps pressure on vendors for better security

    12/11/2003 5:56:27 PM PST · by Myrddin · 72+ views
    Computer World ^ | December 11, 2003 | Dan Verton
    Legislation that would require publicly traded companies to conduct independent security audits and detail the results in their annual reports could be revived as early as next spring if a special vendor task force fails to produce a viable alternative. That was the message this week from Rep. Adam Putnam (R-Fla.) after the release of his subcommittee's annual report on government cybersecurity efforts (see story). Putnam, chairman of the House Government Reform Subcommittee on Technology, failed in his attempt to introduce the legislation last month and instead formed the task force.Most federal agencies received low grades from the subcommittee for...
  • ATF now requires explosives license (Safe Explosives Act)

    12/10/2002 11:35:19 PM PST · by Myrddin · 136 replies · 4,183+ views
    http://www.atf.treas.gov ^ | 12/10/2002 | Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms
    For Immediate Release Contact: Jim Crandall November 25, 2002 FY-03-02 Implementation Of the Safe Explosives Act, Applying Stricter Controls on The Purchase of Explosives in The Continuing Fight Against Terrorism Washington, DC - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) announces that on November 25, 2002, President Bush signed new legislation that restricts the availability of explosives to felons and other persons prohibited from possessing explosives, strengthens licensing and permitting requirements, and aids in the fight against terrorism. This legislation, the Safe Explosives Act, amends Title XI of the Organized Crime Control Act of 1970. Previously, a Federal...
  • Dangerous Explosives Background Checks Requirement Act (Introduced in the Senate)

    04/19/2002 12:10:20 AM PDT · by Myrddin · 5 replies · 14+ views
    http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c107:S.2089: ^ | April 11, 2002 | Robert Torricelli
    THIS SEARCH THIS DOCUMENT GO TO Next Hit Forward New Bills Search Prev Hit Back HomePage Hit List Best Sections Help Doc Contents GPO's PDF version of this bill References to this bill in the Congressional Record Link to the Bill Summary & Status file. Full Display - 11,921 bytes.[Help] Dangerous Explosives Background Checks Requirement Act (Introduced in the Senate) S 2089 IS 107th CONGRESS 2d Session S. 2089To combat criminal misuse of explosives. IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES April 11, 2002 Mr. TORRICELLI introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on...
  • AB 1219 Smart Gun Law in California will clear the shelves on January 1, 2006

    06/08/2001 7:38:46 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 9+ views
    BILL NUMBER: AB 1219 AMENDED BILL TEXT AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 24, 2001 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY MAY 10, 2001 AMENDED IN ASSEMBLY APRIL 5, 2001 INTRODUCED BY Assembly Member Frommer (Coauthor: Assembly Member Koretz) FEBRUARY 23, 2001 An act to add Section 12071.5 to the Penal Code, relating to firearms. LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL'S DIGEST AB 1219, as amended, Frommer. Firearms: safety mechanisms. Existing law generally regulates safety design aspects for handguns. This bill, in addition, would provide that, except as provided, commencing January 1, 2006, no licensed firearms dealer may sell, loan, or transfer any pistol, revolver, or other firearm ...
  • Senators OK tough gun bill (SB52 in California)

    06/07/2001 9:21:07 AM PDT · by Myrddin · 324+ views
    Contra Costa Times ^ | 6-7-2001 | Andrew LaMar
    SACRAMENTO -- A handgun licensing measure that would become one of the nation's farthest reaching if it makes it into law narrowly won passage in the state Senate on Wednesday, setting up a showdown in the Legislature's lower house. Gun rights advocates decried the approval of SB52 by Sen. Jack Scott, D-Pasadena, and said they would fight to derail what they characterized as a flawed, unnecessary expansion of California's restrictions on obtaining and owning firearms. The measure now moves to the Assembly. Scott praised the Senate action and said the bill would increase handgun safety and help reduce the ...
  • ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE WAIVES RULES TO HEAR AB 35 (Handgun licensing)

    06/06/2001 9:18:56 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 100+ views
    NRA-ILA Legislative Alert ^ | 6-6-2001 | NRA-ILA
    Grassroots NRA-ILA Grassroots   1-800-392-8683 Search NRA-ILA   FAQ Sheet Become an NRA-ILA Grassroots Volunteer Send This Page Urgent California Alert ASSEMBLY COMMITTEE WAIVES RULES TO HEAR AB 35 The NRA has just learned that the Assembly Appropriations Committee will be gathering in an emergency meeting to vote on AB 35 (Shelley), a measure that would require that all new handgun purchasers obtain a license before taking possession of the firearm. The bill was granted reconsideration last week, despite the fact that the author could not garner enough votes to pass it out of committee. In an apparent attempt ...
  • San Diego SAS-AIM TRT Rally report and pictures

    05/13/2001 7:43:25 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 1,686+ views
    Self ^ | May 13, 2001 | Myrddin
    The San Diego Second Amendment Sisters/Armed Informed Mothers (SAS/AIM) was joined by the San Diego members of the Tyranny Response Team in Balboa Park on Mother's Day 2001. Our ranks were sparse but spirited. The signs encouraging passing drivers to "Honk if you own a gun" or "Honk if you love freedom" kept the air alive with honking horns. Most cars passing through the intersection offered support. As expected, we also received a few "thumbs down" and "finger up" greetings from detractors. It was a pleasant day to acquire a sunburn and educate a few more curious citizens. Getting started ...
  • Gun siege as liberty cult (another Waco??)

    08/30/2000 6:33:06 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 21+ views
    The Times (UK) ^ | August 31 2000 | BEN MACINTYRE
    A BAND of ultra-religious paramilitary zealots have barricaded themselves into a dusty Texas compound with several children and an arsenal of guns, vowing to die before they will surrender to police. The standoff is taking place just 70 miles from Waco, and the memory of the 1993 siege in which 80 Branch Davidians and their leader David Koresh died explains why the authorities have so far proceeded with extreme caution in handling a situation that could lead to another bloodbath. Inside the 47-acre compound, near Trinidad, in east Texas, are 16 people, including seven children, led by John Joe Gray, ...
  • Should Gun Owners be Licensed and Registered?

    05/13/2000 12:02:55 AM PDT · by Myrddin · 26+ views
    ABC News ^ | 05/12/2000 | ABC News
  • SB23 interpretation expands scope of assault weapon ban

    12/24/1999 4:27:57 PM PST · by Myrddin · 9+ views
    FFL at my local range | Self
    The Department of Justice in California issued a new interpretation of the SB23 assault weapon ban just after 2 PM PST. The new interpretation covers the definition of a "pistol grip" that protrudes significantly below the action of the rifle. The interpretation offered says that if a line parallel to the barrel and tangent to the bottom of the trigger guard passes through the stock, then the weapon is an assault rifle. The FFL that owns my local shooting range brought me that info hot off a phone call with the DOJ. I was exchanging some 30 rd magazines that ...
  • Global Gun Grab

    11/20/1999 6:49:00 PM PST · by Myrddin · 15+ views
    The New American ^ | November 22, 1999 | Thomas R. Eddlem
    It’s open season on the right to keep and bear arms as UN globocrats gear up for international gun controls. The United Nations is very troubled that the United States has retained its Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which guarantees that "the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed." Radical new UN proposals treat free people with the means to effect their own self-defense as a vital threat to the United Nations and its quest for what it calls the "peace-building process." Read the balance of the article here.
  • Executive Order 13127 Amends Suspended order 13083

    06/22/1999 5:07:01 PM PDT · by Myrddin · 24+ views
    Federal Register
    Executive Order 13083 seeks to give the US government supremacy over the states, instead of the states empowering the federal government.