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  • Know Your Rights

    06/28/2012 11:15:58 AM PDT · by STD · 8 replies
    Liberty Crier ^ | 6/2712 | self
    When a college student was stopped and detained by the police in Maine, he was illegally forced to disarm. There's a video presentation, which goes into the various legal cases ignored by the police. This young man was targeted solely on the basis of having a concealed carry permit.
  • For 1st Time NJ’s Higher Court Applies Right to Keep and Bear Arms

    06/22/2012 6:33:24 PM PDT · by Revtwo · 19 replies
    Website ^ | 6/22/2012 | Ammoland
    For the first time in New Jersey legal history, the Appellate Division of the Superior Court has applied the U.S. Constitution’s 2nd Amendment Right to “Keep and Bear Arms” to order the return of an individual’s seized firearms and gun license. The case was argued on appeal by the law firm of Evan F. Nappen, Attorney at Law P.C. of Eatontown, NJ. The 33 page formal brief was written by Louis P. Nappen, Esq. in which every point of argument raised on appeal was affirmed by the Court in its decision.
  • ‘They’re Lying and Hiding Something’ – Latest Operation Fast & Furious News

    06/22/2012 9:50:15 AM PDT · by Starman417 · 6 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-22-12 | Curt
    A new video out today put together by The Right Scoop that shows a few things. First, that the latest "Blame Bush" campaign by Obama and pals is an utter falsehood. Second, that Holder knew about the operation in 2009. All this administration knows how to do is lie it seems: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREBrian Terry's parents believe they are lying as well: [VIDEO AT SITE] or HEREAnd here is just one reminder on why Obama and pals started the operation in the first place: Documents obtained by CBS News show that the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and...
  • Fast and Furious, Beyond Gun Control: Obama Wants to Erase His First (and Only) Political Defeat

    06/21/2012 5:21:59 PM PDT · by Nachum · 10 replies
    Bretibart ^ | 6/21/12 | Joel B. Pollack
    The root of Operation Fast and Furious is gun control. And the root of Barack Obama’s obsession with gun control is not typical left-wing politics, but the burning memory of the only political defeat in his career: his failed primary challenge against incumbent Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) in 2000, when Obama’s hypocrisy on gun control legislation earned him the outrage and ridicule of the Chicago media, and sealed his electoral defeat. Then-state senator Obama had backed a bipartisan bill called the Safe Neighborhoods Act. It would have raised the crime of illegal transport of a firearm from a misdemeanor to...
  • Delaware Senate Puts an End to $200,000 Gun Buyback Program

    06/21/2012 3:31:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 21 June, 2012 | dabneybailey
    The Delaware Senate recently defeated Senate Bill 204, which would have continued to authorize the state-funded gun buyback program, Opposing Views reports. The bill was initially spearheaded by Sen. Robert Marshall (Dem), who wanted to create the Community Firearm Recovery Program. The program has allocated $200,000 tax dollars to the project for the next fiscal year. This is in addition to the $100,000 that the program has already spent towards purchasing privately owned civilian firearms. Marshall hoped to extend the program, which is slated to expire July 1. Evidently, the fact that the Delaware Senate had already put aside enough...
  • 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...
  • Police To Hold Gun Turn-In Event This Weekend

    06/19/2012 11:36:19 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 26 replies ^ | 6.19.12 | Mike Krauser
    Using the lure of $100 gift cards, the Chicago Police Department is encouraging people to get guns out of their homes and turn them in this Saturday, during the annual gun turn-in program. As WBBM Newsradio’s Mike Krauser reports, the Police Department is partnering with 20 churches.. First Deputy Supt. Alfonza Wysinger says anyone who turns in a real gun will get a $100 gift card. Replicas and BB guns are worth $10. “No questions asked,” Wysinger said. “Just show up at the church, and hand over the weapons to the CPD officer that will be there, and get your...
  • 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 FBI’s 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...
  • 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,” 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 can’t kill it with a lawsuit. Under Emperor Obama’s unconstitutional edict, the newly reprieved illegals will not be citizens nor on a path to citizenship (nudge nudge wink wink). But will...
  • The 2nd Amendment and the Preservation of Liberty

    06/18/2012 7:31:45 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 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 Florida’s 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...
  • Florida sees rise in number of concealed weapon permits

    06/18/2012 5:10:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies ^ | 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, it’s 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...
  • MILLER: D.C. police damage soldier’s 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 Kim’s 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...
  • Bradenton police to host gun buyback(FL)

    06/17/2012 4:40:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | NA
    The Bradenton Police Department will hold a Father's Day gun buyback event on Sunday. From 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., participants who bring in firearms will receive gift cards redeemable at any Bealls Department Store, or Bealls Outlet Store. The buyback locations will be the parking lot at 1500 block of Martin Luther King Avenue (9th Avenue) East and the parking lot in the 2000 block of North Tamiami Trail (14th Street) West in Bradenton. Assault rifles and automatic weapons will be worth $75; semi-automatic handguns and rifles $50; and revolvers and non-semi-automatic rifles $25. All firearms should be transported...
  • The futility of gun turn-ins(Il)

    06/17/2012 4:31:51 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies ^ | 17 June, 2012 | 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 June 23, 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...
  • Interviews Research Director of the Independence Institute David Kopel

    06/16/2012 7:14:14 PM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    Over the past several weeks, has had the pleasure of interviewing two Second Amendment luminaries. On June 2, it was UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh who gave us his insight and expertise on legal issues related to the 2nd Amendment. And this week, I had the honor of interviewing David Kopel, Research Director of the Independence Institute; an Associate Policy Analyst with the Cato Institute, and adjunct Professor of Advanced Constitutional Law at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law (Prof. Kopel is also a contributing writer to Prof. Volokh’s law blog, ‘The Volokh Conspiracy’). I’ve shared this...
  • Massad Ayoob on ‘Stand Your Ground’ Laws

    06/16/2012 6:46:55 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    A few months ago, the Cato Institute sponsored a policy forum or expert discussion on self-defense laws, including the controversial ‘Stand Your Ground’ law. Among those speaking at the event was Massad Ayoob, the internationally renowned firearms and self-defense instructor. Ayoob, by most accounts, is a guru in the gun community. He’s been an editor at GUNS magazine and AMERICAN HANDGUNNER since the 1970s, and has published thousands of articles in gun publications, martial arts publications and law enforcement journals. AyoobBut as far as his writing goes, Ayoob is probably best known for his seminal work, ‘In the Gravest Extreme,’...
  • Introducing: the .22 caliber Zippo gun

    06/16/2012 6:29:41 PM PDT · by .454Puma · 7 replies
    Transsylvania Phoenix ^ | 06/16/2012 | Transsylvania Phoenix
    This should convince anyone to quit smoking...
  • Artsy Zip Guns (how are they supposed to work?

    06/15/2012 7:41:28 PM PDT · by marktwain · 34 replies ^ | 15 June, 2012 | marktwain
    I came across these "zip" guns on the net, but I cannot see how they are to work. Where is the fireing pin?
  • The Bang Bang Club(India)

    06/15/2012 6:35:05 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies ^ | 16 June, 2012 | Garima Jain
    SWAGGERING YOUNG men shooting into the sky at weddings is part of the popular culture in rural and small-town Punjab. Boys, you might scoff, and their toys. Until a woman approaching 60 tells you she loves using beer bottles as target practice. Until an apparently demure schoolteacher tells you she takes her pistol to class. Until a succession of women — doctors, writers, professionals, the wives of politicians, property dealers and landed gentry — confess not only to owning guns but delighting in their power. Gaurmail Kaur, 41, teaches in a high school in Faridkot and packs her pistol in...
  • DISHONEST HUMANITARIANISM? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control

    06/15/2012 4:37:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 2012 | Jeff Moran
    Introduction by Philip Watson The United Nations Arms Trade Treaty (ATT) is mired in controversy, rumor, and misinformation among both gun-rights activists and anti-gun crusaders. Jeff Moran of TSM WorldWide has been monitoring this situation along with several other groups including the Second Amendment Foundation and the International Association for the Protection of Civilian Arms Rights (IAPCAR). In “Dishonest Humanitarianism? The invalid assumptions behind the United Nations’ small arms control initiatives,” Moran cites numerous examples of propaganda used by the supporters of the anti-gun treaty. Moran details the specifics of the ATT, and invalidates the generalizations associated with global small...
  • Michigan House Votes Overwhelmingly to Repeal Permit to-Purchase and Registration(June 13,2012)

    06/13/2012 3:29:53 PM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies ^ | 13 June, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Today, the Michigan House of Representatives voted overwhelmingly to repeal the state handgun “permit-to-purchase” and registration requirements. House Bill 5225 passed in the state House by a 74 to 36 vote. HB 5225 would repeal the bureaucratic state “permit-to-purchase” handguns and instead utilize the FBI’s National Instant Criminal Background Check System. House Bill 5498 and House Bill 5499 also passed in the state House along with HB 5225. These three bills now go to the state Senate where they will be assigned to the appropriate committees. HB 5225, sponsored by state Representative Paul Opsommer (R-93), which became obsolete when the...
  • Ladd Everitt: Liar for Hire(Gun Control/Defense)

    06/14/2012 3:42:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 14 June, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Ladd Everitt, the Director of Communications for the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence, is earning his pay once again. His latest screed, Why ‘Stand Your Ground’ is really ‘Kill at Will’, is a breathtaking example of the antis’ stock in trade: half-truths, untruths and flat out lies with a liberal sprinkling of logical fallacies. To wit: “What do you call a law that allows a person to shoot and kill another human being when they could otherwise walk away safely? I can only call it immoral.” When he starts the journey that way, you know it’s going to be a...
  • MILLER: ‘Lost’ in the D.C. jail

    06/14/2012 4:22:06 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 13 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    The D.C. government’s refusal to recognize the full meaning of the Second Amendment has serious consequences for those who put their lives on the line to uphold the Constitution. First Sgt. Matthew Corrigan fought insurgents in Iraq with weapons provided by the U.S. Army, but the nation’s capital threw him in jail for two weeks because he had failed to register three personal guns and some ammunition. The District found the guns after a Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) SWAT team raided Sgt. Corrigan’s home on Feb. 3, 2010. He was arrested without charges, according to court papers, and taken first...
  • SFPD details Mirkarimi gun search

    06/13/2012 5:10:44 PM PDT · by Navy Patriot · 4 replies
    San Francisco Examiner ^ | June 11, 2012 | Dan Schreiber
    When suspended Sheriff Ross Mirkarimi first came under investigation for domestic violence against his wife, he had to surrender his guns. But police investigators had a hard time obtaining them from Mirkarimi, who may have misled investigators about their whereabouts, according to documents filed in his official misconduct hearings. As a member of the Board of Supervisors, the progressive stalwart consistently favored gun control. He once drew court opposition from the National Rifle Association over a move to strengthen The City’s rules for handguns in homes. Yet when it was time to surrender his guns, Mirkarimi didn’t immediately hand them...
  • MILLER: Breaking doors and the Constitution(DC)

    06/13/2012 4:40:27 AM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 12 June, 2012 | Emily Miller
    While Army 1st Sgt. Matthew Corrigan slept inside his Northwest Washington home, Metropolitan Police Department (MPD) response teams were gathering outside. Dozens of SWAT and explosive-ordnance-disposal officers spent hours preparing a full-scale invasion of the residence in the middle of the snowstorm of the century. It was not an operation to protect the public from a terrorist or to stop a crime in progress. It was to rouse a sleeping man over a secondhand report that he might have an unregistered gun. It all started a bit before midnight on Feb. 2, 2010. Sgt. Corrigan had called the National Veterans...
  • Liberals Must Lie to Further Their Gun Grabbing Agenda

    06/12/2012 4:50:25 PM PDT · by Starman417 · 1 replies
    Flopping Aces ^ | 06-12-12 | CJ
    I keep very close tabs on news relating to gun control, concealed carry, the 2nd Amendment and gun rights. As a gun owner and constitutionalist, I'm concerned that groups like the Brady Campaign use false or incomplete facts to further their efforts to suppress our rights to self-defense. Reading Daniel Gross' piece, you'd almost want to agree with him. After all, who wants to empower maniacs to kill five unarmed, innocent people. The Gabriel Giffords shooting also spurred gun grabbers into action. In all fairness, authorities should have been authorized to pull Mr. Stawicki's permit if there was a legitimate...
  • Va. AG says 18 year olds may keep hidden guns in cars without permits

    06/10/2012 7:17:49 PM PDT · by open carry · 6 replies ^ | June 10, 2011 | Mike Stollenwerk
    In Virginia, like most states, adults aged 18 and over may own and openly carry firearms, including handguns, in public without any need to register their guns or obtain a permit to open carry. But in a little noticed attorney general opinion last month, Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli (R) issued a formal opinion on concealed carry in which he said that “provided the handgun is properly secured in a container or compartment within the vehicle, persons who may lawfully possess a firearm but have not been issued a concealed weapons permit may possess, in a vehicle, a handgun that...
  • Drive across America, with your firearm

    06/10/2012 4:16:15 AM PDT · by marktwain · 21 replies
    WND ^ | 9 June, 2012 | NA
    Rep. Morgan Griffith, R-Va., is a busy man. The freshman Republican is introducing a critical new bill for gun owners, battling Medicare fraud and trying to roll back what he sees as environmental regulations that will cripple the economy in his district. First, Griffith is sponsoring a new bill designed to end lots of headaches for law-abiding gun owners. The resolution would allow transportation of a firearm from one state where a gun is legally possessed to another where it is also legal. That means states traveled through between the two states would not be able to charge the gun...
  • Aliens Don't Have to Live in State to Buy A Gun

    06/09/2012 3:52:17 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies ^ | 8 June, 2012 | NA
    WASHINGTON (CN) - The Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Bureau has removed the 90-day state residency requirement for aliens lawfully present in the United States to buy a gun. The Department of Justice has determined that the Gun Control Act does not permit the ATF to impose such a requirement when it is not applicable to U.S. citizens.
  • Man denies pointing gun at kids trespassing on his property(OR)

    06/07/2012 4:45:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies ^ | 6 June, 2012 | Melanie Wingo
    FOREST GROVE, Ore. – A man jailed and accused of pointing an unloaded gun at kids who were using his property as a shortcut denied Wednesday he pointed the gun directly at them. Norman Allen Van Dyke, 67, was arrested Tuesday on charges of menacing and pointing a gun at a person. A 7-year-old boy and his two 9-year-old friends got off at the wrong bus stop and took Van Dyke’s gravel driveway, thinking it was a shortcut home. Van Dyke, who was released from jail after posting bail, says trespassers have been trashing his property and when posted signs,...
  • Concealed gun bill to come to vote Change may allow guns on campus(LA)

    06/07/2012 4:38:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies ^ | 7 June, 2012 | Joshua Bergeron
    With the legislative session complete, a Nov. 6 vote is the only obstacle preventing Louisiana Senate Bill 303 from being passed. The Louisiana State House approved Sen. Neil Riser’s SB 303 on May 29 in a 77-22 vote after a 31-6 approval by the Senate in April. The proposal calls for an amendment that would change the wording pertaining to firearms in the Louisiana constitution. The Louisiana Constitution currently reads: “The right of each citizen to keep and bear arms shall not be abridged, but this provision shall not prevent the passage of laws to prohibit the carrying of weapons...
  • LA Governor Bobby Jindal Veritably Giddy Over Pro-Gun Legislation

    06/06/2012 1:33:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies ^ | 5 June, 2012 | dabneybailey
    Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal is getting pumped up as he prepares to vote on pivotal pro-gun legislation. Those of you who obsessively read every single article will remember this piece a little while back about the Louisiana legislators’ attempt to solidify citizens’ Second Amendment rights. The bill cruised through the house with a 77-22 vote. For gun rights advocates, the bad news is that the bill will meet an untimely death if voters do not approve of it when they go to the polls on Nov. 6. On the bright side, though, the bill has been gaining steam. Gov....
  • Guns for Goons Courtesy Deputies Ryan McGowan and Thomas Lu(CA)

    06/05/2012 5:03:22 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 4 June, 2012 | Robert Farago
    TTAG commentator Derrick writes: “When police responded to a report of shots fired near San Francisco in February 2011, they wound up in a standoff with 29-year-old Joseph Camilleri and his girlfriend,” reports. “The two were barricaded inside a home with as many as 20 guns, including 12 illegal assault weapons and thousands of rounds of ammunition.” And where did these guns come from? “On Friday, federal and state prosecutors alleged that two of the machine-pistol type weapons were sold to Camilleri by a Sacramento County sheriff’s deputy abusing an exemption in state law that lets peace officers buy...
  • Discusses the 2nd Amendment with UCLA Law Professor Eugene Volokh (VIDEO)

    06/03/2012 7:44:43 AM PDT · by marktwain · 4 replies ^ | 2 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    As part of continued effort to bring you the most fascinating and informative gun-related content on the Internet, I decided to reach out to Professor Eugene Volokh, the Gary T. Schwartz Professor of Law at the UCLA School of Law. Prof. Volokh specializes in free speech law, criminal law, tort law, religious freedom law, and church-state relations law – but he also knows more about the 2nd Amendment and firearms regulation policy than almost anyone you can think of. Plus, he is a genius. Not in a figurative sense of the term, but literally. At age 12 he worked...
  • Oakland Police Offer $100 Gift Cards For Guns(CA)

    06/03/2012 5:35:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 11 replies ^ | 2 June, 2012 | CBS/AP
    OAKLAND ( CBS / AP) — Oakland officials were trying to reduce the number of guns in the city by offering a gift card to any Oakland resident who turns in a gun. As part of a gun buyback program, the city was handing out $100 gift cards to residents who handed over a working gun at the Oakland Police Department Saturday.
  • Venezuela bans sales of firearms, ammunition

    06/03/2012 5:25:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies ^ | 2 June, 2012 | Martin Markovits
    Caracas’s Gun shops were closed permanently on Friday morning in the aftermath of Hugo Chavez’s government’s decision to ban the sale of guns and ammunition. This comes after Venezuela in 2010 had one of the highest murder rates in the world. Venezuela’s gun ban comes on the heels of a new governmental anti-crime commission which is looking at other methods to curtail violence. One of these proposals is a weapons exchange program in which the government would give money in return for firearms. But members of the opposition believe this policy rewards the criminals Previously, anyone with a permit could...
  • Woman Could Spend 2 Years In Prison For Bringing Weapon To Federal Court

    06/02/2012 3:21:30 PM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies ^ | 1 June, 2012 | NA
    DETROIT (WWJ) – An Oak Park woman is facing felony charges for bringing a gun to federal court in Detroit Friday morning. U.S. District Court spokesman Rod Hanson says the weapon was spotted after she came through the Fort Street entrance. “One of the court security guards noticed in the x-ray machine that he could see a weapon in her purse, at that particular point he secured the weapon – it was loaded, and the woman was detained,” said Hanson. Heloise Glenn says she forgot the load 22-caliber Magnum was in there. “If you are going to bring a loaded...
  • Did Wisconsin Democrat Tom Barrett Really Vote to Ban Deer Hunting Guns? (VIDEO)

    06/01/2012 7:13:11 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies ^ | 1 June, 2012 | S.H. Blannelberry
    The NRA is currently taking heat for allegedly misrepresenting Tom Barrett’s voting record on firearms and the 2nd Amendment while he served in the House of Representatives (1993-2003). A radio ad produced by the NRA claims that Barrett, the Democratic gubernatorial challenger in the Wisconsin recall campaign, voted to ban 15 kinds of guns, including ‘common deer rifles’ while in office. The radio ad, which you can hear below in the video, consists of two hunters talking about Barrett, here’s part of their conversation: Man 1: "Well, Barrett voted to ban 15 different kinds of guns, even a lot of...
  • Washington gun law in the crosshairs(WA)

    06/01/2012 5:33:21 AM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Seattle Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 31 May, 2012 | Dave Workman
    Washington State’s 29-year-old model state preemption statute is definitely under the gun in the wake of Wednesday’s multiple slayings and a string of recent shootings that have put the Seattle Police Department’s skills to the test. That department has been under considerable criticism in recent months, but on Wednesday, everyone from the top down earned every penny of their pay. That applies especially to Deputy Chief Nick Metz, who was criticized a few days ago in this column for something he said. He deserves high marks for what he did throughout the day Wednesday in the midst of a chaotic...
  • Venezuela bans private gun ownership

    06/01/2012 5:20:11 AM PDT · by marktwain · 16 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 June, 2012 | Sarah Grainger
    Venezuela has brought a new gun law into effect which bans the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition. Until now, anyone with a gun permit could buy arms from a private company. Under the new law, only the army, police and certain groups like security companies will be able to buy arms from the state-owned weapons manufacturer and importer. The ban is the latest attempt by the government to improve security and cut crime ahead of elections in October Venezuela saw more than 18,000 murders last year and the capital, Caracas, is thought to be one of the most dangerous...
  • Guns and Stuff(estates)

    06/01/2012 4:56:14 AM PDT · by marktwain · 26 replies ^ | 1 June, 2012 | NA
    When people die they leave behind an estate. An “estate” is what you owned at the time of your death. It can be real property, land and the buildings that sit on land, or it can be personal property. That’s “stuff.” After you’ve paid off all the bills and expenses, what’s left is “residue.” That’s what gets divided up amongst the heirs. If there’s going to be a dispute it usually comes from distributing that “stuff.” It’s been my experience that if heirs are going to argue it’s over the small stuff. In particular, women argue over jewelry and antiques...
  • Cuccinelli opinion clarifies gun-transport law(VA)

    05/31/2012 4:29:34 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | 30 May, 2012 | David Sherfinski
    Virginians who can lawfully possess firearms do not need concealed-weapons permits to keep loaded handguns within reach in vehicles, according to Attorney General Kenneth T. Cuccinelli II. The official advisory opinion does not codify anything new — that job would be the General Assembly’s — but clarifies what some had seen as a potentially nebulous recent change to state gun law. Before 2010, absent certain exceptions, the law that prohibited carrying a concealed weapon without a permit also barred transporting a handgun “in a concealed manner” in a vehicle. This included guns that were stored in glove compartments or center...
  • 7 Anti-Gun Bills You Didn’t Know About

    05/30/2012 3:52:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies ^ | 29 May, 2012 | Kyle Wintersteen
    Remember the good old days when we generally knew which politicians were bad on gun rights? Bill Clinton had foolishly convinced his colleagues that you could vote for a gun ban and remain in office or even win political favor. How wrong they turned out to be. In the wake of the Clinton “assault weapons” ban, a pro-gun revolution swept both houses of Congress. Even Clinton acknowledged the role of the NRA and gun owners in turning the tide, and he’d later credit them with Al Gore’s defeat. The anti-gunners had learned their lesson. Now they quite literally camouflage their...
  • Know your rights: Hattiesburg gun vendors talk gun laws(MS)

    05/29/2012 6:52:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Karrie Leggett-Brown
    HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - More than half of Mississippians own a firearm, but that doesn't mean they know their rights. "If you are going to point a gun at somebody be prepared to use it," said Lamar County Sheriff, Danny Rigel. Rigel has good reason to say this. "I worked a strong armed robbery where somebody came in got the cashier to open up the cash register, and was taking the money out of the cash register. The cashier pulled the gun out from under the counter and pointed it at him, but froze, and he took the gun away...
  • Traveling This Summer? Leave the Weaponry Behind(Barf Alert)

    05/29/2012 4:56:18 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Joe Sharkey
    “SUMMER’S almost here!” the Transportation Security Administration’s chatty blog is currently informing us. That means more people at the checkpoints, of course. The blog offers many tips for summer travelers, including, “Please get to the airport early to account for the increased passenger load.” Then there is my personal favorite: “Don’t wear clothing with a high metal content.” Right: do not show up at the checkpoint in that suit of armor, all of you medieval festival re-enactors. Just pack it neatly, along with any sunscreen or lotions in excess of 3.4 ounces, in your luggage. But a useful tip that...
  • Why You Don’t Believe in Gun Control

    05/28/2012 7:17:00 AM PDT · by marktwain · 25 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 28 May, 2012 | Bruce W. Krafft
    Tina Dupuy is mighty sure of herself and, oddly enough (since I have never met the woman), awfully sure of me too. She explains in her piece Why you believe in gun control that we bitter clingers are actually in favor of gun control…we’re just too pig-ignorant to realize it. “If you ask the typical hyper-political gun owner (and I have … at Thanksgiving dinner), why it’s important to own a gun, they’ll bark about the Constitution. Yes, the Second Amendment: ‘The Right of the People to Keep and Bear Arms Shall Not Be Infringed!’” Tina has a little problem...
  • Commercial Sale of Firearms and Ammunition Banned in Venezuela

    05/27/2012 5:01:55 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies ^ | 25 May, 2012 | Ewan Robertson
    Mérida, 25th May 2012 ( – From 1 June the commercial sale of firearms and ammunition will be banned in Venezuela, confirmed Venezuelan Justice and Interior Relations minister Tareck El Aissami yesterday. Since the measure was first passed on 29 February over 805,000 rounds of ammunition have been recovered by Venezuelan authorities as part of an auditing process of gun stores. These are now held by the Venezuelan Anonymous Company of Military Industries (Cavim), which manufactures ammunition for state security bodies. The announcement was part of the first annual presentation by the Presidential Commission for Disarmament and Control of Arms...
  • Assembly Catfight Over Guns (CA)

    05/26/2012 4:59:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies ^ | 24 May, 2012 | Katy Grimes
    CALWATCHDOG - Retribution in politics isn’t unusual. Every year we witness members of the Legislature receiving punishment from party leadership, often followed by banishment to a tiny office and committee assignments taken away. That’s the prerogative of party leadership. However, Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Chino, has taken aim at a fellow member of the Assembly in a very public way. Torres authored AB 2182, which would require a police officer to arrest anyone for carrying a concealed handgun into an airport without a concealed weapons permit. In the Assembly Monday, Torres said that last year there were 64 such gun incidents...
  • LEGO Gun Book Causes Online Tizzy

    05/25/2012 5:25:29 AM PDT · by marktwain · 24 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 23 May, 2012 | NRA-ILA
    Charlotte, NC --( Parents preoccupied with creating a conflict-free Utopia for their kids would seem to have little to fear from a Danish toy maker, an ingenious and enterprising British youth, and a small San Francisco publishing company. Yet this trio causes much handwringing in the May 16th edition of “The Mommy Files,” ( ) an online parenting blog published by the San Francisco Chronicle. The source of the anxiety is LEGO Heavy Weapons, a guide to building toy guns out of LEGOs. The author is Jack Streat, a 17-year-old resident of the United Kingdom, and the book is...
  • Gun Forfeiture and the Defendant Who “Remarked How Easy It Would Be for Someone to Shoot the Pres

    05/25/2012 5:17:16 AM PDT · by marktwain · 27 replies
    The Volokh Conspiracy ^ | 23 May, 2012 | Eugene Volokh
    From today’s State v. Brek (N.J. Super. Ct. App. Div. May 22, 2012): In October 2009, defendant worked as a security guard for a private company at Newark Liberty International Airport. Vice–President Biden had recently flown into the airport, and President Obama was scheduled to arrive the next day on Air Force One. Defendant and two other individuals who worked at the airport were standing at a lunch truck near the runway where the President’s plane was scheduled to land, when defendant remarked how easy it would be for someone to shoot the President. He pointed out that anyone with...