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  • Jim Rogers: Taking people's bank accounts is going to happen

    03/28/2013 2:00:26 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 82 replies
    examiner.com ^ | 3/28/2013 | : Kenneth Schortgen Jr.
    On March 28, billionaire investor Jim Rogers appeared as a guest on the CNBC program, Squawk on the Street. During the four minute interview, Rogers was pointedly asked if what occurred in Cyprus was a one time deal, or if this is now a template for the future of Western economies and banks. Without hesitation, Rogers said that this is going to happen, and taking people's money from their bank accounts is a certainty as both the IMF and ECB have already condoned it in their precedent. CNBC Host Carl Quintinella: What's your appetite on Europe at these levels? Jim...
  • Michael Savage Interviews Man Behind “Washington Examiner” Expose Of Obama

    09/23/2012 7:04:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 14 replies
    Western Journalism Center ^ | 9/23/12 | Daniel Noe
    Here is an interview with Mark Tapscott, Executive Editor of The Washington Examiner. Mark goes into the detail and mechanisms of this incredible and shocking expose of President Obama in a discussion with Michael Savage.
  • Please do not post from "Ulsterman"

    07/22/2012 7:49:04 AM PDT · by Admin Moderator · 133 replies
    Freerepublic | 7-22-2012
    The originator of that site is Anthony G. Martin, who threaten to sue individual freepers. He was zotted as a result.  click here for more info
  • MSNBC’s Tamron Hall has on-air tantrum at Examiner’s Tim Carney [VIDEO]

    05/11/2012 2:53:55 PM PDT · by Justaham · 36 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 5/11/12 | Jeff Poor
    The Washington Examiner’s Tim Carney probably won’t be getting a call from any of MSNBC’s “NewsNation” bookers about an appearance any time soon. On MSNBC’s “NewsNation” on Friday, host Tamron Hall got into an on-air disagreement with Carney that led to her producers cutting him completely out of an interview segment. The two got off to a rocky start discussing MSNBC’s coverage of a Washington Post story about Mitt Romney’s high school years. But in a follow-up question to Carney, Carney protested the premise of Hall’s entire line of questioning. “[W]hat you’re doing here is a typical media trick,” Carney...
  • Florida Governor Rick Scott to close Citizens Property Insurance

    04/26/2011 1:37:42 PM PDT · by rob88888 · 16 replies
    Orlando Examiner ^ | April 25th, 2011 | Robert Elliott
    There are reports that Florida Governor Rick Scott is considering abolishing Citizens Property Insurance. Citizens Property Insurance is a not-for-profit, tax-exempt government corporation that provides property insurance to Florida residents statewide. It has more than 1.3 million policyholders, making it the largest property insurer in the state of Florida.
  • The average Phoenix city employee makes $100,000 per year

    12/28/2010 6:08:14 PM PST · by GilGil · 34 replies · 3+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/28/10 | Gil Guignat
    In this 21sr century, the new robber barons of wealth are no longer industry leaders as in the 19th and 20th centuries, they are government employees. There is no better way to say it. According to City Councilman Sal Diciccio, did you know that while the city imposed a new food tax hitting seniors and the poor the hardest the city of Phoenix employees gave themselves a hefty $20 million raise this year?
  • The average Phoenix city employee makes $100,000 per year

    12/28/2010 6:08:23 PM PST · by GilGil · 14 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | 12/28/10 | Gil Guignat
    In this 21sr century, the new robber barons of wealth are no longer industry leaders as in the 19th and 20th centuries, they are government employees. There is no better way to say it. According to City Councilman Sal Diciccio, did you know that while the city imposed a new food tax hitting seniors and the poor the hardest the city of Phoenix employees gave themselves a hefty $20 million raise this year?
  • Senate ducks Traver ATF vote

    12/25/2010 4:25:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    The Senate evaded taking a stand on the controversial nomination of Andrew Traver to head up ATF. From Main Justice: The Senate did not vote on whether to confirm Andrew Traver as the next leader of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives this Congress, sending his nomination back to the White House on Wednesday. The main reason cited was “strong opposition from the National Rifle Association.” NRA did take a lead in the opposition, and as the largest of the “gun lobby” groups was no doubt the most influential in prompting telephone calls, letters and emails opposing Traver’s...
  • When Santa brings guns for kids

    12/23/2010 1:08:30 PM PST · by majstoll · 50 replies · 2+ views
    examiner.com ^ | December 23, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    With Christmas only days away, and shopping malls packed, many Americans are scrambling for last minute gift ideas for kids, especially those older children, nephews, and nieces on your list. Here’s one idea: Give the gift of freedom and responsibility – a gun. Most states allow teenagers to own and possess long guns, and those 18 years of age and older to own, possess, and open carry handguns . . .
  • ‘Twas the night before Christmas…

    12/25/2010 5:37:14 AM PST · by marktwain
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    …and Washington State gun owners once again were reminded yesterday —courtesy of a story in the Oneida, N.Y. Observer Dispatch — why they do not wish to see the Evergreen State go the way of the Empire State when it comes to regulating their right to keep and bear arms. This comes on the heels of an arrest in a Kent murder, reported yesterday by the Seattle Times, that involved a stolen police sidearm. More about that in a moment. The Oneida newspaper story explains better than this column why Bellevue’s Second Amendment Foundation has filed a lawsuit in New...
  • How to stump your friends: What popular Christmas song mentions Satan?

    12/24/2010 11:04:42 AM PST · by jackspyder · 49 replies · 1+ views
    examiner.com ^ | Dec. 21, 2010 | Réne Girard
    At this time of year, Christmas songs seem to stir our hearts and minds with thoughts of Christmas cheer, jingle bells, sleigh rides, snowflakes, Santa, Rudolph, and of course the birth of Jesus in a manger long ago. And although many people bemoan the evils of over-indulgence, unbridled commericalism, as well as the absence and rejection of Christ during the Christmas season, few make the direct connection to the deceiver of the world - Satan himself. But did you know that one very popular Christmas song actually mentions Satan by name? This odd little piece of trivia is one I...
  • Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help

    12/23/2010 4:40:26 AM PST · by Suvroc10 · 33 replies · 1+ views
    Examiner ^ | December 23, 2010 | Marc Schenker
    Steven Spielberg smacks down Nancy Pelosi’s request for rebranding help. In what can only be termed yet another high-profile and public loss for Nancy Pelosi, director Steven Spielberg has flat-out rejected the fired house speaker’s latest attempt to help her rebrand the Democrats and herself, too. It was originally reported in yesterday’s Washington Post that the famous director was approached by Pelosi for help in marketing her damaged brand and her damaged party’s brand. While Spielberg did not respond to Pelosi at press time yesterday, a source today is quoting Spielberg’s spokesperson as saying that Spielberg only directs actors and...
  • Attorney says Aitken to appeal for vindication on gun charges(NJ)

    12/22/2010 4:13:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 21 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    Brian Aitken, the New Jersey gun owner whose seven-year sentence for gun and ammunition possession was commuted yesterday by Gov. Chris Christie, will appeal, his lawyer has stated. The commutation does not expunge his conviction, and as such, Aitken is currently prohibited from owning firearms. I asked Aitken’s attorney Evan Nappen if there were any plans to try for pardon with full restoration of rights or some other strategy to effect the same, and if he had any statement for public consumption he'd care to make. His reply: Our next step is to win the appeal to vindicate Brian. I...
  • Attorney General's office: 'decades of scholarly literature' support RKBA(DC)

    12/23/2010 5:07:08 AM PST · by marktwain · 2 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 20 December, 2009 | Kurt Hofmann
    Gun owners in St. Louis and elsewhere doubtless recall the rabid opposition among the District of Columbia's political class, to private gun ownership by American citizens. From the outright handgun ban implemented in 1976, to the stubborn defense of that ban, ending with the Heller case, to the ultra-restrictive everything-short-of-an-outright-ban laws which replaced that ban, to the District's willingness to sacrifice its bid for "voting rights," because they would only come packaged with a repeal of those ultra-restrictive gun laws; D.C. has for decades restricted gun ownership to the absolute maximum degree it could get away with. Meanwhile, D.C. is...
  • Fish & Wildlife merger with Parks and this morning’s ‘public’ meeting (WA)

    12/23/2010 5:14:53 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 2+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 22 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    The Washington State Parks Commission scheduled a special public meeting this morning in Olympia and the agenda was all about budget troubles and Gov. Christine Gregoire’s proposal to merge that agency with the Department of Fish & Wildlife, creating a super-agency dubbed the Department of Conservation and Recreation. What good is a public meeting held at 10 o’clock on a Wednesday – that’s a work day for hunters and anglers who still have jobs, no thanks to the Obama “stimulus” package – when the genuine public really cannot attend? As posts on two popular outdoor forums, Piscatorial Pursuits and Hunting...
  • Georgia Tech Armed Robbery in Disarmed Victim Zone

    12/23/2010 5:52:14 AM PST · by marktwain · 13 replies · 1+ views
    Atlanta Gun Rights examiner ^ | 21 December, 2010 | Ed Stone
    Last night a Georgia Tech student was robbed in his dormitory room by four men wearing masks. At least one of the robbers was armed with a handgun. The university sent a message to campus students advising them on safety, with such helpful tidbits as: Additional Safety Information for Georgia Tech -Walk in well lit areas. To report inoperative exterior campus lighting, visit: www.facilities.gatech.edu/om/lighting-form.php . -Walk with a friend or in a group. -Be alert of your surroundings. -Immediately report suspicious activity to the Georgia Tech Police by calling 404-894-2500. Program the Georgia Tech Police Department's phone number into your...
  • Outcome in Montana should be lesson for educators everywhere

    12/16/2010 6:00:56 PM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 14 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    This morning, if accounts in Kalispell and Missoula newspapers are accurate, 16-year-old Demari DeReu should be back in class at Columbia Falls High School after the School Board last night showed the good sense that this column accurately suggested – “for the sake of argument” – would be the case. There are several lessons to be learned by educators throughout the Northwest, including right here in Washington, where the story has gotten considerable reaction from members of the Hunting-Washington forum. Chief among lessons to be learned from these Montana school officials is that common sense and compassion should always trump...
  • Do strict gun laws endanger police?

    12/18/2010 4:36:01 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 16 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Yesterday’s revelation by the Greeley, CO Gazette that Chicago holds the distinction of being the city with the highest number of police officer fatalities by gunfire serves as a rebuke to arguments by the gun prohibition lobby that expanding gun ownership will endanger the lives of our lawmen; no surprise at all to Washington state gun rights advocates who beat Chicago in court. Chicago enjoyed a ban on handguns until June 28 of this year, when the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation won its landmark Supreme Court Second Amendment ruling in McDonald v. City of Chicago. The ruling did not specifically...
  • Police treat pro-gun bumper sticker as probable cause for pat down(GA)

    12/18/2010 7:08:11 AM PST · by marktwain · 55 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    A Second Amendment advocacy leader has released video of his encounter with Sandy Springs, GA police during a traffic stop. Daniel Almond, founder of Restore the Constitution (which includes what the Brady Campaign’s Paul Helmke described as a polite armed Second Amendment rally among its achievements) was pulled over for speeding and a broken light over his rear license plate. That’s when he was ordered out of his car to submit to being frisked. In Almond’s words: This is me getting stopped by Sandy Springs PD for speeding. The second thing the officer asked me, after asking for my license,...
  • Detroit Police harass legal gun owners at 'Gun buyback'(MI)

    12/18/2010 7:32:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Detroit Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 December, 2010 | Rob Reed
    Detroit police harassed legal gun owners at yesterday’s so-called “gun buyback” while ignoring other obvious felonies at the “No questions asked” event. The event, held at the Second Ebenezer Church, offered $25 for non-working firearms, $50 for functional firearms, and $100 for “assault weapons.” Continental management donated the money and the Detroit Police Department ran the event. The Detroit Police Department advertised that guns could be turned in with “No questions asked." As I wrote in yesterday’s article, Sell your stolen gun to the Detroit Police Department, this created an opportunity for criminals to dispose of guns used in crime...
  • Gun owners must speak up to stop long gun sales reporting requirement

    12/18/2010 7:26:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies · 1+ views
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 17 December, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Gun rights advocates in St. Louis and across the country must make their voices heard, to stop a flagitious new infringement on that which shall not be infringed. This is a further development of something discussed here a couple days ago: the possibility that in addition to the 42-year-old requirement to report multiple handgun sales (as part of the Gun Control Act of 1968), multiple sales of long guns (rifles and shotguns, in other words) would now have to be reported. At the risk of being accused of hyperbolic, "'Sky is falling' rhetoric," it is time to point out that...
  • DC Metro concedes gun carry often legal on trains, buses

    12/18/2010 1:33:49 PM PST · by majstoll · 1 replies
    examiner.com ^ | December 18, 2010 | Mike Stollenwerk
    Some months ago it was reported here that - despite all the hallabalu arising from Congress’ recent mandate that AMTRAK allow passengers to transport unloaded guns in checked luggage - it’s generally NOT a crime under federal and most states’ laws to carry loaded handguns on AMTRAK trains. Now . . . WMATA has publicly acknowledged that gun carry on the DC Metro system is not banned, but merely governed by the laws of each of the 3 member jurisdictions: Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.
  • Univ. of Maryland study finds Fox News viewers to be misinformed on key issues (Barf Alert)

    12/18/2010 9:12:55 AM PST · by Beave Meister · 43 replies · 1+ views
    Political Buzz Examiner ^ | 12/17/2010 | Ryan Witt
    A new study released by the University of Maryland shows American voters to be vastly misinformed. Even worse, the same study points to the media as the cause of much of this misinformation. The study involved a poll of 616 self-reported voters in the week after the 2010 midterm election. Voters were asked where they get their news from, and then asked about a number of verifiable facts. For instance, voters were asked whether the TARP program, otherwise known as the bailout, was started under President Bush or President Obama. Over 40% of respondents said President Obama started TARP even...
  • SB 234 promises to bring big changes to FL gun laws

    12/14/2010 3:47:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Ft. Myers Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2010 | Richard Nascak
    Hot on the heels of House Bill 45, the recently filed bill that would give real teeth to Florida's long beleaguered preemption statute, comes Senate Bill 234. SB 234, filed on December 10 by Florida Senator Greg Evers, is a virtual cornucopia of new ground for gun owners and carriers. This is a Christmas present of which even Santa would be proud. Arguably one of the biggest issues in recent Florida gun rights discussion, open carry of firearms would be restored to the citizens of Florida under SB 234, albeit as a licensed privilege. Under current law, a gun owner...
  • Florida legislature takes up firearms carry reform

    12/14/2010 4:04:38 AM PST · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Orlando Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 13 December, 2010 | Sean Caranna
    Florida Senator Greg Evers is sponsoring legislation to reform many of Florida’s highly restrictive handgun carry and purchasing laws. If passed in its current form, SB-234 will legalize many activities already lawful in other states. Since 1987 the State of Florida has issued nearly 2 million Concealed Weapon or Firearms Licenses (CWFL) that allows people to carry a concealed firearm if they pay a fee, have had appropriate training, a criminal background check with FBI fingerprint search, and are over the age of 21. In the licensing program’s 23 year history only 168 licenses have been revoked for improper use...
  • Farm day worker charged with sexual assault of child

    12/14/2010 6:04:42 PM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 10 replies
    Examiner ^ | December 16, 2010 | JANE MEGGITT
    UPPER FREEHOLD — A 32-year-old illegal immigrant from Guatemala who worked at a local farm is in the Monmouth County Correctional Institution in Freehold Township, charged with allegedly raping a girl under 10 years of age. According to Detective Stephen Urbanski of the New Jersey State Police, Elias Santos, who admitted to police that he was in the country illegally, was arrested Dec. 3 and charged with aggravated sexual assault in the first degree and endangering the welfare of a child in the third degree. He remains in jail under $250,000 bail with no 10 percent option, Urbanski said.
  • ‘Controversy’ over ‘gun-packing Santa’ manufactured by TV news(CA)

    12/13/2010 3:54:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 11 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “A painted plywood cut-out of Santa with a cowboy hat and a gun on his belt is causing quite a stir in Turlock,” 3KCRA.com reports. “I tried to get the image out of my head all day long and I could not, because Santa is made for love, bringing families together, not carrying weapons,” Monica Sliva said. Sliva thinks it sends the wrong message to kids. She complained to staff at the Christmas tree lot where the Santa was on display, and they first took the cut-own down, but then put it back up with the gun covered. It’s ridiculous,...
  • ‘Legal’ open carry could get you arrested—or worse

    12/13/2010 4:00:18 AM PST · by marktwain · 37 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 12 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    Despite the practice being “lawful” in many states (not to mention being a fundamental right), gun owners who openly carry firearms often place themselves in legal and physical jeopardy from police reactions. Because official ignorance endangers open carriers, as one in Willowick, Ohio, found out when, per Ohioans for Concealed Carry, he "was ordered to his knees at gunpoint by several police officers." And the chilling account they relate includes no small amount of disrespect by the enforcers, including blasphemies directed at the detainee. And then there was this bit of telling attitude for a right articulated in the Constitution...
  • EXTRA! Seattle park attacks underscore why gun groups opposed ban(WA)

    12/11/2010 4:37:46 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Two high-profile attacks on joggers in Seattle parks over the past couple of months, the most recent being Wednesday afternoon, underscore why gun rights organizations and five individual citizens challenged the City of Seattle’s attempt to ban firearms in park facilities, an illegal act under this state’s preemption statute. Yesterday's attack occurred in Colman Park. The earlier incident happened in October in Seward Park, and in that attack, the unidentified perpetrator was armed with a knife, according to the on-line Seattle Post-Intelligencer. The man, armed with a knife, then grabbed the woman from behind and threw her to the ground....
  • Chicago database a tool to discourage gun ownership, not to fight crime(IL)

    12/11/2010 4:56:26 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Mayor Richard Daley expressed frustration today that the Chicago Police Department has not set up a database to let police officers and firefighters know how many firearms are registered in each home in the city,” the Chicago Tribune reports. “A key piece” in the mayor’s response to a loss in the McDonald case, where the Supreme Court ruled the Second Amendment is applicable against state and local infringements, “[t]he mayor said it would help protect first responders by letting them know what kind of situation they might encounter when they went to calls in Chicago residences.” That, of course, is...
  • Gun shop owners put Second Amendment rights up for sale(AR)

    12/11/2010 5:20:19 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Ft. Smith Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 9 December, 2010 | Steve D. Jones
    Are the “gun guys” against Arkansans having their Second Amendment rights restored to them? KARK 4 News ran this news story yesterday, featuring Don Hill of Don’s Weaponry in North Little Rock. The conceal carry is working beautiful He goes on to say: Somebody could easily come up behind me and snap my holster and jerk my gun out While this doesn’t sound like someone who is against open carry, or against the right to bear arms, Don Hill’s reasoning does resemble an advertisement, one for concealed carry. Don’s Weaponry teaches concealed carry classes in North Little Rock. The demand...
  • Authorities charge gun owner with brandishing…his finger

    12/07/2010 4:10:07 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Paul Henick arrested for BRANDISHING FIREARM in Chesterfield,” the Richmond Times-Dispatch reports. Aside from a photo and a link to past news accounts, where it is learned Mr. Henick is a gun rights/open carry advocate, no further details of the arrest are presented. For those, an account is presented on the OpenCarry.org forum that, if substantiated, presents serious concerns about security, police and prosecutorial misconduct. The incident reportedly began as Henick attempted to take the Surrey (Jamestown-Scotland) Ferry when “a private contractor working for VDOT to ‘ensure security’ ordered [him] to get out of his car.” When the contractor refused...
  • HB 45 filed in Florida, will give teeth to 23-year old preemption statute.

    12/08/2010 6:23:40 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ft. Myers Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2010 | Richard Nascak
    In 1987, the Florida legislature took action to eliminate the patchwork of conflicting firearms local ordinances that plagued firearms owners at that time. At last, they would enjoy a single blanket set of rules that would apply statewide. Although it was a noble concept, it failed miserably in practice. Twenty-three years later, a full two-thirds of Florida counties and countless municipalities, cities, and towns still have ordinances relating to the regulation of firearms. How could this have happened? The links provide insight into the problem. http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-ft-myers/florida-preemption-statute-refused-and-abused http://www.examiner.com/gun-rights-in-orlando/florida-community-leaders-willfully-ignoring-state-firearms-laws Simply put, a local jurisdiction could publish an ordinance or regulation in conflict...
  • Keeping and bearing arms applies to knives as well as guns

    12/08/2010 7:08:17 PM PST · by marktwain · 72 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 7 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    By assigning knife regulations to its legislature, the state of Arizona has eliminated a patchwork of conflicting local laws and become what a report in The New York Times calls “a knife carrier’s dream, a place where everything from a samurai sword to a switchblade can be carried without a quibble.” Arizona’s transformation, and the recent lifting of a ban on switchblades, stilettos, dirks and daggers in New Hampshire, has given new life to the knife rights lobby, the little-known cousin of the more politically potent gun rights movement. A main driver behind this “transformation” is Knife Rights, “a membership...
  • Arkansas legislator files open carry bill

    12/09/2010 3:47:42 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ft. Smith Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 December, 2010 | Steve D. Jones
    Arkansas has now made it official - House Bill 1051 was pre-filed Tuesday by Representative Denny Altes of Fort Smith. HB1051, appropriately titled the Defensive Carry Restoration Act (DCRA), will restore the rights of citizens to freely carry handguns for self-defense. This legislation (which will not affect the current Concealed Handgun Carry License Law in any way) is designed to allow open carry by the people of Arkansas without requiring an expensive permit. The carrying of a concealed firearm without a permit, however, will still be deemed illegal. As I wrote about yesterday, the poor of this state will finally...
  • Are ‘guns in bars’ automatically ‘a dangerous combination’?

    12/10/2010 5:00:17 AM PST · by marktwain · 28 replies · 2+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Dangerous combination,” The Akron Beacon Journal editorial headline reads. “A lame-duck maneuver to allow guns in bars,” the subhead clarifies. Ohio Rep. Danny Bubp is trying to get enough signatures on discharge petitions to force two gun bills passed earlier in the Senate to the House floor for a vote. Oxymoronically, the "Authorized Journalists," who ordinarily present themselves as champions of democracy, along with House Democrats, don’t want a vote to happen: In the House, Armond Budish, the Democratic speaker, wisely has taken a firm stand against the bills. The Ohio Association of Chiefs of Police, the Fraternal Order of...
  • Florida House Bill 45 aims to protect Florida gun owners

    12/10/2010 5:30:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 9 replies · 2+ views
    Orlando Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 December, 2010 | Sean Caranna
    Here in Central Florida, there are hundreds of local firearms ordinances on the books despite the state’s 1987 preemption statute. These laws continue to exist because, as previously reported here, Florida community leaders have been willfully ignoring state firearms laws by passing and attempting to enforce local laws that are preempted by the state. Gun rights advocates have been pressuring counties and cities throughout the state to come in to compliance with state law for years but have had only marginal success. The few cases that have been filed on preemption grounds have been highly successful in forcing compliance but...
  • Do Surry County deputies have conflict of interest in gun brandishing case?

    12/07/2010 4:16:29 AM PST · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 6 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    In the absence of physical evidence, the case against Paul Henick, a Virginia man accused of brandishing a firearm and obstruction of justice (reported earlier today in Gun Rights Examiner) boils down to the word of a citizen against that of Surry County Sheriff’s Department personnel. As such, the credibility of the department in past actions becomes relevant, particularly where questions alleging outright corruption via framing/planting evidence are being considered in a $10 million lawsuit. Bob Addison, a former business owner and unsuccessful candidate for sheriff, filed the suit against former Sheriff Harold Brown and a former deputy. A Daily...
  • Former congressman urges ATF oversight hearings

    12/03/2010 4:42:16 AM PST · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    The NFA Owners Association has posted a letter to incoming representatives from former Appropriations Subcommittee Chairman Jim Lightfoot advising they investigate allegations of corruption and mismanagement in the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) (click here, then on “Letters by Members of Congress Regarding ATF Mismanagement”). His unique qualifications to do so? As a former Chairman of the House Subcommittee on Treasury, Postal Service and General Government, Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Lightfoot had responsibility for approving ATF's budget and gained insights into ATF operations. Here’s the relevant excerpt from Rep. Lightfoot’s letter: The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms...
  • Living with 'prohibited person' no grounds for forcible citizen disarmament

    12/03/2010 5:56:48 AM PST · by marktwain · 16 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 November, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    The Volokh Conspiracy reports that the U.S. District Court for Western Pennsylvania has ruled that cohabiting with a "prohibited person"--someone banned by law from possessing firearms--cannot be legitimately used as an excuse to be deprived of the Constitutionally guaranteed, fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms. In this case (pdf file), the defendant, Melissa Huet, owned an SKS rifle, kept in the home she shared with her boyfriend, convicted felon Marvin Hall. Although Hall was never witnessed touching the gun, Huet was charged with aiding and abeting the possession of a firearm by a convicted felon,...
  • Should actor Mark Ruffalo be prohibited from buying guns?

    12/03/2010 6:10:30 AM PST · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Hollywood star Mark Ruffalo has been placed on a terror watch list by U.S. officials after organizing screenings for a new documentary about natural gas drilling,” Paul Thompson of Mail Onlinereports. [H]is efforts to raise awareness and demand a stop to natural gas drilling attracted the attention of officials from Pennsylvania's Office of Homeland Security. Ah, Pennsylvania, well no wonder. That’s the same first line of defense Keystone Staters have to protect them against the giant inflatable pink pig owner menace. No wonder Gov. Ed Rendell felt so confident vetoing the right to self defense, with these all-seeing guardians of...
  • New Jersey case sparks national outrage

    12/03/2010 6:33:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    It is the kind of legal nightmare one only imagines from a Hollywood script writer, but right now in New Jersey, a man sits in prison who should not be there and his case has so outraged firearm civil rights activists that Alan Gottlieb, founder of the Bellevue-based Second Amendment Foundation, will be flying to the Garden State in several days to join in a demonstration in Toms River, N.J. Gottlieb will join Scott Bach, president of the New Jersey Association of Rifle & Pistol Clubs, radio personality Dennis Malloy and at least two membrs of the State Assembly, Michael...
  • In the battle against crime, whose wisdom prevails – SPD or SAF?

    12/03/2010 4:48:36 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 November, 2010 | Dave Workman
    The morning crew at KIRO-FM had several quick discussions Tuesday morning about a sign that the Seattle Police Department suggests shoppers could put on their car dashboards to discourage car prowlers. It’s an idea, revealed reporter Linda Thomas, that SPD evidently borrowed from authorities in Vancouver, B.C. The sign, which bears the SPD logo, simply reads “Nothing to steal but this sign. Please don’t steal the sign.” Well, golly, it does say “please.” Thomas and her colleagues chatted with a reporter from Vancouver who recalled that when the sign was tried a couple of years ago, it really didn’t seem...
  • VPC attempting to link concealed carry to suicide

    12/03/2010 6:16:40 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 1 December, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Violence Policy Center executive director Josh Sugarmann is gleefully shouting from the rooftops that concealed carry licensees in Michigan are statistically more likely to commit suicide than is the general population. The Huffington Post presents Sugarmann's latest triumph: According to information from the Michigan State Police, for the period July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008, 29 of Michigan's 164,793 concealed handgun license holders took their own lives for a concealed handgun license holder suicide rate of 17.6 per 100,000 license holders. For the period July 1, 2008 through June 30, 2009, 28 of Michigan's 182,749 concealed handgun license holders...
  • Dialog on campus guns helps clear up perceptions

    12/04/2010 4:22:45 AM PST · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 December, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Dr. Bill Holda, president of Kilgore College in Kilgore, TX, will have to do some fast backpedaling if he’s to have any hope of outrunning his recent comments about the 1991 massacre at a Luby’s Cafeteria in Killeen, TX—the second deadliest mass shooting in U.S. history, surpassed only by the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre,” the email from Students for Concealed Carry on Campus began. Dr. Holda recently angered both survivors of the shooting and concealed carry advocates by claiming that some of the victims of the massacre (which became a rallying cry for supporters of lawful self-defense) actually shot each...
  • Gun prohibitionist hysteria derailed

    12/04/2010 4:43:31 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2010 | Dave Workman
    Perhaps there is nothing quite so satisfying as seeing someone else “call B.S.” on the gun prohibition crowd, and it happened today courtesy of KOMO’s never-meek Ken Schram, a guy with whom I often disagree, but he's still a pal. Reacting to the hand-wringing from the Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence over the new Amtrak rules that take effect next month, allowing firearms to be carried in locked, checked baggage, "Schrambo" took off the gloves, and it was the right thing to do. A spokesman for the Brady camp had contended this will “make it easier” for terrorists to...
  • Head of corrupt Tulsa Police Department opposes open carry(OK)

    12/04/2010 4:50:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Ft. Smith Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 3 December, 2010 | Steve D. Jones
    Last spring, the Oklahoma State Troopers Association was nominated (by me) to become members of national gun rights writer David Codrea’s “Only Ones” club when they opposed the Oklahoma open carry bill waiting to be signed by then-governor Brad Henry. Now, Tulsa police chief Chuck Jordan has begun banging on the “Only Ones” clubhouse door, seeking entry. Chief Jordan stated in a public safety forum last week he hopes the Oklahoma legislature does not attempt to pass open carry again. Why not, Chief Jordan? I'm opposed to it for a lot of different reasons… open-carry would expose a gun that...
  • Citizen disarmament wears a white coat

    12/03/2010 6:37:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    St Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 2 December, 2010 | Kurt Hoffman
    Yesterday, we talked about the Violence Policy Center's bizarre attempt to link concealed carry and suicide. That attempt continues not only the VPC's longstanding campaign to discredit defensive handgun carry, but also their efforts to portray restrictive gun laws as an important tool to reduce suicide (works great in Japan!). Suicide is, of course, a mental health issue, so perhaps now would be a good time to discuss the intersection of health care and "gun control." National Gun Rights Examiner David Codrea recently noted a study claiming that one in five Americans suffers from mental illness--in many cases, supposedly, undiagnosed...
  • Can corrupt government legitimately decide who it allows to keep and bear arms?

    12/02/2010 5:10:18 PM PST · by Neil E. Wright · 11 replies · 1+ views
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | December 01, 2010 | David Codrea
    “46 Prince George's County officers suspended or on administrative duty,” The Washington Post headline informs us. The three Prince George's County police officers arrested as part of the sweeping federal investigation into corruption in the county represent only a fraction of those accused of wrongdoing, according to police officials and internal department records. Bear in mind: [T]hree of these cases are known to have a direct relationship to the federal probe that led to the arrest this month of County Executive Jack B. Johnson (D). Charges against “at least 10 of the suspended officers… include driving while intoxicated, assault and...
  • ‘The Social Contract’ exposes Southern Poverty Law Center

    11/29/2010 3:57:33 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 26 November, 2010 | David Codrea
    “Profiteers of Hate,” the cover of the Spring 2010 issue of The Social Contract accuses. “The smear-mongering agenda of the Southern Poverty Law Center…” In this special issue The Social Contract presents an unsparing indictment, and a timely debunking, of the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). Acclaimed expert on America’s political fringes Laird Wilcox skewers the bogus scholarship and smear tactics by which SPLC has successfully sold itself to government and media as an impartial arbiter of “hate,” in an exclusive, keynote interview with Peter Gemma. TSC’s team of accomplished contributors from the left, right, and center exposes SPLC’s unsavory...