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  • Police Chief James Craig needs to Protect Detroit Open Carry

    11/09/2015 10:13:09 AM PST · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 9 November, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Another case has surfaced where Detroit police officers are charged with falsely arresting a legally armed black man for carrying a concealed weapon. The man was openly carrying. In Detroit open carry is completely legal. The charge is a five year felony in Michigan, so this is no laughing matter.Having worked with a number of police agencies in the early 1970’s and later, and having talked with people inside the police culture of the time in large urban areas, I can report that racism and discrimination against black people in the 70’s was rampant. A lot has changed...
  • Democratic Congressional Staffer Arrested After Beating Gay Lover With Shovel

    10/13/2015 6:49:28 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 68 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/13/2015 | Blake Neff
    Police arrested a congressional staffer to Democratic Rep. Sander Levin Oct. 8 following a bizarre altercation where he attacked a lover with a shovel. According to a police report, Tim Foster assaulted a black man described as his boyfriend with a small red and black shovel, leaving the man so badly injured that he was hospitalized with scrapes and bruises across his neck and torso, Roll Call reported Tuesday. The dispute began at about 12:30 a.m., with the two getting into an argument at a house in Baltimore which soon escalated to physical violence on Fosters part, according to Roll...
  • Michigan Man Fired Over Confederate Flag

    10/13/2015 5:07:21 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 52 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | 10/12/2015 | Philip Devoe
    A Michigan man employed at the Hillsdale Bob Evans plant was fired after refusing to remove a Confederate flag from his truck, the Hillsdale Daily News reports. According to the man, his bosses at the plant forced him to remove it after receiving a single anonymous complaint. Angela Payne, a spokeswoman for the restaurant chain, told NBC24 that the flag was offensive to many customers and employees. The employee, Wesley Rogers, was told two weeks ago to remove the flag but refused, resulting in his termination. They said they were doing their best to follow up on a complaint, Rogers...
  • The GOP Immigration Plan to Save Detroitand Syria (50,000 refugees)

    10/04/2015 7:07:18 AM PDT · by opentalk · 23 replies
    Politico Magazine ^ | September 29, 2015
    Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder, a Republican, is upset about the number of immigrants in his statein his estimation there are far too few of them. In contrast with Republican politicians who want to rein in president Obamas executive actions on immigration, the governor asked the Obama Administration early last year to use its executive powers to designate 50,000 extra visas to the Detroit metro area for high-skilled immigrants. Citing population loss and the need to jumpstart the Motor City economically ....Snydera former CEO for Gateway Computer and head of a venture capitalist firmcalled on his state to embrace immigration.
  • ISIS releases Kill List of US cities

    09/20/2015 7:17:47 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 173 replies
    News Near You ^ | September 20, 2015
    The Pentagon has responded to a globally-released Kill List, asking law enforcement to give extra protection for military personnel whose personal information was released,News Channel 10 reports. CBS News national security correspondent David Martin reports the Pentagon spent the weekend notifying the soldiers who appeared on the list, and urged city police departments and military police to increase patrol in the neighborhoods where the targeted live. The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) published the list days ago, a report that contained names, photos, and home addresses of U.S. Armed Forces personnel, causing alarm in cities potentially at high-risk....
  • 79-year-old explosive enthusiast's death not likely caused by dynamite on property, police say

    09/12/2015 2:00:10 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 17 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | September 12, 2015 | John Counts
    Though Elwood Hansen's rural property had both ample amounts of fireworks and dynamite on it, authorities don't think the explosives had anything to do with what blew up his solidly built, 140-year-old stone house while he was inside. The 79-year-old Bridgewater Township man was likely asleep in his bedroom when he was killed in the blast around 3:30 a.m. Saturday morning, said Michigan State Police Sgt. Chuck Bachmeier. At least one of his two dogs also died in the explosion. The other was unaccounted for. No one else was injured, according to Bachmeier. A neighbor told The News Hansen, who...
  • MI: Judge Upholds Open Carry rights against law-breaking School District

    08/13/2015 3:24:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 August, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan allows people with concealed carry permits to carry guns in schools, with a twist; the guns have to be openly carried in the school. Michigan preemption law prevents local units of government from enacting a patchwork or local, contradictory laws, many of which violate basic Second Amendment rights. MCL 123.1101(a) and MCL 123.1102 preempt local units of government from regulating firearms. School Districts are local units of government. In Michigan, a number of school districts are unwilling to abide by State law, and routinely violate it. A lawsuit was filed in March. From Michigan miopencarry.org: As set forth...
  • MI: Disabled Vet Apprehends Criminal; Cited for Shots in Air (video)

    07/29/2015 8:05:31 AM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    One of the limits to the legal use of deadly force was illustrated by a recent incident in Detroit, Michigan. A disabled veteran caught a robbery suspect, and attempted to hold him for police. After about five minutes, the suspect ran away. The vet shot in the air in an attempt to stop the suspect, but it did not work. From clickondetroit.com(with video): "The criminal hit me with something in the back of my head," the veteran said. He did not want to be named in this story. The robber was trying to steal the man's gold chain. He...
  • Dr. Farid Fata Sentenced to 45 Years in Prison as Cancer Misdiagnosis Victims Tell All

    07/10/2015 2:09:52 PM PDT · by QT3.14 · 37 replies
    Yahoo Health ^ | July 10, 2015 | Jenna Birch
    A mouthful of missing teeth. Chronic pain all over the body. Unrelenting weakness in joints and muscles. Even death. Those were some of the claims that Dr. Farid Fatas victims heaped upon him at his sentencing trial this week for administering at least 2,000 unnecessary chemotherapy treatments. Fata admitted to misdiagnosing and exposing his cancer patients to unneeded and excessive rounds of chemotherapy to collect payments from both them and their insurance companies. He was sentenced on Friday to 45 years in prison by U.S. District Judge Paul Borman which will most likely cover the rest of the 50-year-olds...
  • Did Michigan Court Violate Sixth Circuit Decision on Open Carry?

    06/13/2015 5:52:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2014, Johann Deffert was exercising his second amendment rights by peacefully openly carrying a holstered handgun in Grand Rapids. As he passed a Church, someone called 911, perhaps to harass the open carrier. Such harassment has become common, and is advocated by disarmists. When the police arrived on the scene, Deffert was already well past the Church. The officer drew his pistol and pointed it at Deffert. The most threatening activity appears to be something the 911 caller never mentioned, and which the officer characterised as "talking to nobody", certainly an innocuous activity in these days...
  • MI: Black Woman's Life Matters... in Detroit

    06/05/2015 7:05:58 PM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 June, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A recent carjacking attempt was stopped cold by a black woman. A black woman armed with a .357 Sig Sauer pistol and training. Only a few years ago, this would have been a highly unlikely event. Michigan passed a shall issue concealed carry law in 2001. Detroit's city government was initially hostile to the idea, but by 2010, five city council members had permits. After Detroit declared bankruptcy, emergency manager Kevin Orr appointed Chief Craig in July of 2013, freeing him from dependence on the Mayor and City Council, unlike most large city police chiefs. Chief Craig has been...
  • Cruz for President Announces Wendy Day Michigan State Director

    05/22/2015 1:50:31 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 56 replies
    tedcruz.org ^ | 05/22/15 | Cruz for President
    HOUSTON, Texas Continuing to build a robust national and Michigan organization, Cruz for President today named Wendy Day, the current Vice Chair of the Michigan Republican Party and Liberty movement leader, as the Michigan State Director for the Cruz for President Campaign. Wendy is a great fit because she is no stranger to grassroots politics at every level, said Ted Cruz. Her influence in the Great Lake State and commitment to freedom make her a valued member of our team. Wendy is one of the most respected, hardworking grassroots leaders Michigan has seen, said Cruz State Chairman Saul Anuzis....
  • Stolen Flint police guns used in crimes around Michigan

    04/07/2015 8:18:57 AM PDT · by rktman · 38 replies
    mlive.com ^ | 4/6/2015 | Gary Ridley
    In all, 17 service pistols and shotguns belonging to Flint police are officially listed as stolen, while another 22 guns used by Flint police are listed as lost or missing -- including a sub-machine gun and a short-barreled shotgun.
  • Moms Demand Gun Action wants stricter gun laws to reduce violence against women

    03/24/2015 10:18:25 AM PDT · by rktman · 27 replies
    http://michiganradio.org ^ | 3/19/2015 | unknown
    Kristen Moore of the Michigan Chapter of Moms Demand Action for Gun Sense in America wanted to continue the conversation by exploring the role that firearms play in violence against women. According to Moore, the presence of a gun in domestic violence situations increase the risk of homicide of women by 500%.
  • Michigans Underwater Crucifix Draws Record Crowd for Annual Viewing

    03/18/2015 2:26:26 PM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    kathyschiffer ^ | March 17, 2015 | Kathy Schiffer
    Photo courtesy of Sgt. Dennis Jessick For the last 29 years, the faithful and the curious have braved the harsh Michigan winter on one Saturday in February or March to step onto the frozen surface of Little Traverse Bay, near Bayfront Park in Petoskey.There was a record crowd this year:  According to the Emmet County Sheriff’s Department, 2,021 viewers made the hike on the frozen lake March 7.  Sgt. Dennis Jessick of the Emmet County Sheriff’s Office Dive Team, who organizes the event each year, reported that many of the locals and international visitors stood in line for two and a half...
  • Detroits rebirth as "Americas Great Comeback City" hits roadblock as taxes kill homeowners dreams

    03/11/2015 10:36:56 AM PDT · by rickmichaels · 31 replies
    Financial Post ^ | March 11, 2015 | Prashant Gopal
    Cindy Gresham paid US$6,000 cash in 2010 for her Tudor-style house on Detroits west side for herself and three children. Now she probably will lose the home, which came with a surprise US$8,586 unpaid tax bill that has since tripled. The brick home is among about 52,000 Detroit properties the city may seize for unpaid taxes on March 31, including as many as a fifth of all occupied homes. Gresham was one of 5,000 homeowners at the citys Cobo Convention Center last month trying to negotiate payment arrangements for tax balances that are eclipsing the areas depressed property values. The...
  • MI: School Sued for Violating Gun Law

    03/08/2015 5:07:42 AM PDT · by marktwain · 6 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Every one of the 50 states has some kind of firearms preemption law. This makes perfect sense, as otherwise each town, county, and local government could enact a local ordinance to invalidate your right to keep and bear arms. You could easily be placed in jail for an inadvertent violation of an ordinance that you never knew existed, just because you crossed an invisible political boundary. Michigan has such a law. MCL 123.1101(a) and MCL 123.1102 preempt local units of government from regulating firearms. School Districts are local units of government. In Michigan, a number of school districts are...
  • MI: Governor Snyder Signs Michigan Gun Reform of CPL Process

    03/04/2015 3:35:53 PM PST · by marktwain · 18 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Rick Snyder has signed the concealed carry reform bills into law. Governor Snyder, who vetoed virtually the same bills only six weeks ago, signed them just hours ago. Senate Bills 34 and 35 are now Public acts 3 and 4 of 2015. The bills had passed with strong, veto proof majorities in both the House and Senate. County gun boards are eliminated by the bills, with a number of other reasonable reforms. The gun boards were put in place in 1927. In 1925, a black man, Dr. Ossian Sweet, had used a handgun to defend his family...
  • MI: Gun Reforms go to Governor Snyder again

    03/01/2015 3:50:00 AM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 1 March, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Both houses of the Michigan legislature have passed their signature gun reform legislation. The bills will be sent to Governor Snyder again. In January, the Governor vetoed nearly identical bills over minor parts that had been trumpeted in the media as significant. The legislature took out the minor parts of the bill that the media had objected to, and quickly passed the nearly identical legislation by large, vet-proof margins. The bills make a large number of small changes to the administration of the concealed carry law, effectively making the law uniform state wide, and doing away with the 1920s...
  • MI: Legislature Serious about Passing Gun Reform Law

    02/07/2015 1:44:47 PM PST · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 February, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    L On January 15, 2015, Michigan's Governor Rick Snyder vetoed gun reform legislation that had strong support in the legislature. Snyder cited concerns that were drummed up in a media campaign by the bill's opponents. The bills sponsors consistently said that the complaints were baseless. To obtain the governor's signature, the new legislature has removed the small bit of the legislation that Governor Snyder objected to, and passed the new bill, known as SB34 with over a 3-1 vote. From mlive.com: LANSING, MI -- Michigan's Republican-led Senate on Tuesday, in its first official vote of the 2015-16 session, approved...
  • MI: Domestic Self Defense case: Fast Accusations, Slow Acquittal

    01/17/2015 6:22:25 AM PST · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 16 January, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Over a year ago James Andrew Smith was charged with attempted murder of the mother of his daughter. He was found not guilty on Tuesday, 13 January, by a jury. They must have found his self defense story plausible. From 2014 mlive.com: FLINT, MI -- A jury has found an East Lansing man not guilty after he was accused of shooting the mother of his then-2-year-old daughter during a child custody exchange at a vacant Vienna Township gas station. He did not dispute that he had shot Ginger Don, the mother. His attorney is quoted: Smith's attorney, Mary Chartier-Mittendorf,...
  • Did You Know There Are Muslim No-Go Zones In The USA

    01/10/2015 4:22:45 PM PST · by NYer · 104 replies
    Truth Uncensored ^ | June12, 2014 | Lauren Richardson
    Non-Muslim no-entry zones have been multiplying all over Europe, and even popping up in cities here in the U.S. This should heighten every Americans awareness of the imminent danger we as a nation face. Once established, they are unsafe, and proving deadly for non-Muslims to inhabit or even to walk through the neighborhood.< These signs are being placed all over the UKParts of the UK have already become no-go areas for police because minority communities are operating their own justice systems, according to the Chief Inspector of Constabulary.Honor killings, domestic violence, sexual abuse of children and female genital mutilations are...
  • Homeless man steals ambulance in Pontiac in attempt to reach strip club

    12/02/2014 6:17:58 AM PST · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Macombdaily ^ | 12/01/14 | Dave Phillips
    Frustrated with a lack of public transportation and in desperate need to reach a certain destination, a homeless man stole an ambulance from a hospital in Pontiac on Sunday. He told the deputy he was hoping to go to the Booby Trap to see some pole dancing, Oakland County Sheriff Michael Bouchard said. You cant make this up. The man, who hoped to make it to the Detroit strip club but was stopped by police in Sterling Heights, was asked why he took the ambulance. Apparently he said there was no public transportation available, Bouchard said. Again, you cant make...
  • Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama..

    11/18/2014 7:29:32 AM PST · by KeyLargo · 19 replies
    Inquisitr.com ^ | Nov 14, 2014
    Hall Of Heroes': Michigan School Replaces Mural With Paintings Of Oprah, Obama, And Other Celebrities Michigan parents are infuriated that the Hall of Heroes mural depicting historical figures at South Arbor Charter Academy has been replaced with paintings of Oprah Winfrey, Barack Obama, and other celebrities. South Arbor Charter Academy in Ypsilanti, Michigan, removed the likes of Albert Einstein, Betsy Ross, Gandhi, astronauts, Mother Teresa, and other accomplished historical figures and replaced their images with those of Oprah, Obama, Steve Jobs, Walt Disney, and J.K. Rowling. This is no longer a hall of heroes. Now we have a hall of...
  • MI Poll: How do you feel about your Realtor carrying a gun?

    11/07/2014 12:00:52 PM PST · by marktwain · 65 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    MI Realtor with CCW permit Michigan Poll: Would you be more comfortable shopping for a home if you knew your Realtor was carrying a gun? Note the tortured structure of this poll. Not "Would it bother you if your Realtor carried a gun? Not "Do you think Realtors should be able to carry guns?" I think the clearest question would be "Would you prefer that your Realtor be unarmed?" But the question is what it is. The results so far are as follows: Would you be more comfortable shopping for a home if you knew your Realtor was carrying...
  • MI: School Advocating SWATting as Policy?

    11/06/2014 6:01:00 PM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 5 November, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, it is legal for people who have a concealed carry permit to openly carry firearms on school grounds and into schools. It is illegal for them to carry concealed firearms on school grounds or into schools. Some second amendment supporters have exercised their rights by carrying their personal defensive firearms openly while picking up their children or visiting schools for other reasons. Banning guns from schools is a relatively recent phenomena. The idea started being pushed about 1990. There was never any validity to it as a safety measure. Mass shootings in schools have only gone up...
  • Michigan's Gary Peters Resorts to War on Women Attack Ad in Face Of Questions About Fabricated

    10/13/2014 7:40:36 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 13 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 13 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Michigan Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has launched a new advertisement that falsely claims GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land wants to cut womens access to various female health services. The new ad comes as Peters and his campaign have completely publicly ignored an investigation by Breitbart News into Peters military background, in which documents and interviews with military leadersincluding one of Peters former commanding officershave shown that he fabricated much of his service record for political gain on the campaign trail. This is an important election for women, a woman in the Peters campaign ad says. And...
  • Michigan Dem Senate Nominee Gary Peters Exaggerated, Misrepresented Military Record

    10/12/2014 6:31:29 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 25 replies
    Breitbart Big Government ^ | 12 Oct 2014 | Matthew Boyle
    Rep. Gary Peters (D-MI) has exaggerated and misrepresented his military service record on the campaign trail for U.S. Senate in Michigan, military community leaders including one of his former commanding officers told Breitbart News for an exclusive investigative report. Peters military service record jacket, obtained via the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) from the Department of the Navy and provided exclusively to Breitbart News, shows a man who had a broken service record that was substandard, one of his indirect commanding officers, retired Navy Commander Jim Semerad, said in an interview with Breitbart News. Gary was pretty much a warm...
  • NPR, Fox News Polls: Republicans lead in Senate battleground states

    10/03/2014 3:19:27 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 16 replies
    Hotair ^ | 10/03/2014 | Guy Benson
    Consistent: The topline results — Republicans are ahead. Inconsistent: The margins. NPR measures Obama’s job approval at (41/56) in states with contested Senate races, and an abysmal (29/67) among independents. But on the generic Senate ballot, the GOP leads by just three, fueled by a 16-point advantage among those aforementioned independents: In case you’re curious, NPR’s partisan sample is a reasonable, if slightly generous, D+4. Fox News’ pollster included two more states in their survey, but excluded Alaska. Results: Unless I’m missing something glaringly obvious (Fox’s poll sample is D+0, in line with 2010), I can’t quite wrap my...
  • Michigan: The closest race getting the least attention

    10/01/2014 8:51:38 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 19 replies
    Washington Post ^ | September 30 2014 | Jennifer Rubin
    The Iowa, Colorado, Kansas and North Carolina Senate races, to name four, are getting plenty of attention. But keep an eye on Michigan where in a blue state GOP candidate Terri Lynn Land is in a statistical tie with Rep. Gary Peters (D-Mich.). RealClearPolitics has the race as a tossup, with the last two public polls showing Peters with a 2 or 3 point lead. Charlie Cook also shows the race to be a tossup.
  • MI: Pharmacist Fired for Self Defense Loses Appeal

    09/24/2014 6:34:02 AM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Jeremy Hoven is a pharmacist who worked at Walgreens in Benton Township, Michigan. He had complained about security at the store after a robbery in 2007, and had obtained a concealed carry permit. In 2011, at 4:30 a.m. on May 8th, he defended himself against armed robbers who had entered the store, taken a manager hostage, and who had tried to shoot him. It was all captured on a dramatic video. Link to Video Halfway down article A local police Lt. said that he would have done the same thing. From abcnews.go.com: Township police Lt. Delman Lange, after...
  • Naked man shot and killed after fight

    09/07/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Fox17online.com ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Chris Poturalski
    GREENVILLE, Mich.- A 28-year-old man is dead after a fight inside a home Saturday morning in Greenville. According to Greenville Dept. of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss, officers in the area of the 100 block of S. Barry Street heard a single gunshot around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 28-year-old man from Gowen deceased on the floor, naked. The man had been shot by the homeowner.
  • Who fact checks the fact checkers?

    08/26/2014 10:14:38 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 5 replies
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 8/24/2014 | Jarrett Skorup
    A recent fact check from the Michigan Truth Squad, a project of the Center for Michigan, takes a look at an ad from Democratic gubernatorial candidate Mark Schauer attacking Gov. Rick Snyder. In its analysis of K-12 state funding, the truth-checkers state, In his first year in office, Snyder approved a budget that resulted in school funding $930 million lower than the previous year. For the Record: The Truth Squad cites a Senate Fiscal Agency report, but they do not include $455.5 million in additional state funding used for best practices and retiree benefit costs. That amount is listed in...
  • MI:Gunfight in Detroit; Thieves Escape, Return, Wound Bystander

    08/21/2014 9:59:48 AM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 21 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A gunfight erupted in Detroit as a neighbor interrupted the theft of the catalytic converter from a minivan. The neighbor came out with a long gun, which appeared to be a Mossberg single shot bolt action shotgun, based on the shape of the trigger guard and bolt. The underside of the long gun showed the lack of a magazine. From clickondetroit.com: A man spotted two crooks stealing the catalytic converter from his neighbor's Chevrolet Venture. He came out armed with a gun, hoping to scare them away. Police say the men took off toward their car, fired shots...
  • MI: Cheap Gun Opportunity 23 August, Benton Harbor

    08/10/2014 6:49:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    There will be a gun turn in event in Benton Harbor, Michigan, on Saturday, 23 August, 2014. While these events are commonly labeled with the propaganda term "buyback" the guns were never owned by the people attempting to buy them. The event will be held at Berrien County Health Department Environmental Health building, 2106 S. M-139, Benton Harbor; and the Niles Berrien County Health Department office at 1205 N. Front St. The event is scheduled to run from 10 am to noon. People often turn up early at these events. The incentive for the gun turn in is a...
  • Mich. (Illegal) couple charged with murder after dogs fatally maul jogger

    08/01/2014 8:51:28 AM PDT · by opentalk · 15 replies
    CBS News ^ | August 1, 2014
    A couple whose two dogs mauled a jogger on a rural Michigan road have been charged with murder, reports CBS Detroit....In addition to the murder charges, federal authorities said Quagliata and Lucaj are Albanians living in the U.S. illegally. A report in the Detroit Free Press stated they were facing imminent deportation at the time of the attack. It is unclear if their citizenship status will affect their trial.Authorities said it was the third attack by the dogs in the past two years. The couple was apparently breeding dogs at their property, officials said.
  • MI:Multiple Dog Attack Stopped by Gunfire. This one too Late.

    07/29/2014 3:54:44 PM PDT · by marktwain · 36 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 29 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In Michigan, two Cane Corsos, a large breed descended from Roman war dogs, attacked a jogger. A neighbor saw that the jogger was down with the dogs attacking him. He defended the attacked man with a .44 magnum, firing two shots, one in the air, the other at one of the dogs, grazing it. That stopped the attack. Later one of the dogs tried to return to the attack, but left when it saw the man with the gun. From freep.com: A man mowing his lawn waved at Sytsma, a 46-year-old Livonia man, who politely waved back....
  • Open Borders or Open Society

    07/22/2014 8:44:22 PM PDT · by opentalk · 10 replies
    CNS news ^ | July 22, 2014 | Jen Kuznicki
    ...In areport out of Michigan, a protest was organized overthe prospect now seemingly beyond the people's control, that the federal government under the leadership of Barack Obama will be sending dozens of the tens of thousands of children who have come into the nation through our southern border, to the small town of Vassar. Filled with anger and resentment against the open border policies of this president, the people demonstrating described the move as anarchy.But, within the report, it was revealed that the move was being organized by a foundation called the Heartland Alliance: Grosse Pointe Park-based Wolverine Human Services...
  • Ruger 77/44 44 Mag bolt action carbine

    07/08/2014 12:10:51 PM PDT · by Beagle8U · 51 replies
    Vanity | self
    I just picked up a new Ruger 77/44 bolt action and wondered if anyone here has any experience with them, or favorite loads/reloads for them? It is a SS 44 Mag bolt action carbine with an 18 1/2 inch barrel and Synthetic stock. Michigan just passed a law that will allow pistol cartridge rifles to be used for deer hunting in the 'shotgun zone', so I plan to use it for hunting deer. I'm thinking 240 grain semi-jacketed softpoints should do the job out to 125 yds or so.
  • Pope selects Michigan priest to become bishop

    07/01/2014 5:00:12 AM PDT · by NYer · 6 replies
    cna ^ | June 30, 2014
    Lansing, Mich., Jun 30, 2014 / 03:15 pm (CNA/EWTN News).- Pope Francis has named Monsignor Steven J. Raica of the Diocese of Lansing to become the next bishop of Gaylord, Mich. “In these days, as I prepare myself to serve the People of God in the northern part of Michigan’s Lower Peninsula as a new bishop, I offer my praise and gratitude to the Lord Jesus whose presence in my life has enabled me to experience an abundance of life,” Bishop-designate Raica said June 27. “My gratitude also goes to Pope Francis for entrusting me with this honor and...
  • (MI) Governor Snyder made gun ownership records private

    06/27/2014 8:00:05 AM PDT · by holymoly · 15 replies
    Michigan Radio ^ | June 27, 2014 | Jack Lessenberry
    Most of us dont completely trust the government. We certainly dont want government to be able to prevent us from getting information we want or need. We are against governments suppressing informationunless it is stuff that we personally want suppressed. Then thats different, of course. I thought of that this week when Governor Rick Snyder signed legislation that prevents the press or public from being able to get gun records. From now on, we will be unable to find out who owns guns, and who has permits and licenses to have them. Well, conservatives and gun lovers are thrilled about...
  • MI:Poll Shows Support for Making Concealed Carry Easier and Cheaper

    06/26/2014 2:34:27 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 27 June, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Minbcnews.com is running a poll about a proposal in Michigan to make obtaining a concealed carry permit cheaper, faster and easier in the state. The proposal would eliminate the nearly 100 year old county gun boards, which at present have little to do. Under the proposal background checks would be run by the State Police instead of county boards. The 83 County gun boards, which have been accused of delaying permits, would be eliminated. The bill has passed the Senate. It would have to pass the House and be signed by the Governor to become law. The current question...
  • Detroit ranked nation's safest city from natural disasters

    06/03/2014 6:55:09 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 30 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | June 02, 2014 | Khalil AlHajal
    DETROIT, MI -- While the city has seen some significant improvement in crime statistics of late, it could be a while before Detroit sheds its reputation as one of the nation's most dangerous places. But in at least one national safety ranking, Detroit tops the list in a positive way. Based on six categories of weather statistics from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, an analysis by insurance shopping network Homeownersinsurance.com on Monday named the nation's top cities safest from natural disasters. Detroit was ranked No. 1, ahead of Charlotte, N.C., San Francisco, Denver and Boston. "Detroit came out way...
  • MI:Online Poll: Should Concealed Pistol Permit Holders Carry Guns in Schools?

    05/29/2014 6:27:37 PM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 30 May, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    A poll in a Michigan newspaper is asking the following question: Should concealed pistol permit holders carry guns into schools? The responses allowed are: Yes No Don't know Don't care So far the results are overwhelmingly in favor of allowing permit holders to carry in schools: Yes 79.36% (1488 votes) No 19.95% (374 votes) Don't Know .32% (6 votes) Don't Care .37% (7 votes) This is typical of online polls involving Second Amendment supporters. It measures the ratio of those who are interested enough to answer an online poll. The results fit comfortably in the range expected, with Second...
  • Detroit Police Chief, Gracing Cover Of NRA Magazine, Defends Stance On Right To Bear Arms

    05/22/2014 4:52:52 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 14 replies
    CBS Detroit ^ | May 19, 2014 | CBSdetroit
    DETROIT (WWJ) – Detroit’s police chief is interviewed in the most recent issue of “America’s First Freedom” — an NRA magazine — voicing his support for the right to bear arms. The article titled, “A Show of Courage In Detroit,” comes following at least five fatal shootings in two months involving homeowners protecting themselves from intruders. The sub-headline reads, “Motor City Police Chief James Craig Encourages Citizens to Arm Themselves.” Craig, whose photo appears on the cover, says being featured in the magazine does not mean he advocates violence; he just strongly believes in the right to protect one’s self....
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (South & Midwest)

    05/15/2014 1:52:48 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 80 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE SOUTH AND MIDWEST (NORTHEAST, WEST, AND CALIFORNIA are in separate threads and updates are coming, see links below) This is an update of previous threads. There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. Georgia:...
  • MI:John Conyers Does Not Qualify for Primary Ballot

    05/15/2014 9:07:50 AM PDT · by marktwain · 18 replies
    rollcall.com ^ | 13 May, 2014 | Abby Livingston
    Conyers will not appear on the primary ballot. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call File Photo)Updated 6:14 p.m. | Democratic Rep. John Conyers Jr. failed to qualify for the Michigan 13th District primary ballot, a local county clerk ruled Tuesday.Seeing that I do not have the authority to rule on the constitutionality of laws and statutes, that the County Clerks are bound by, it is my determination that in accordance with the current laws and statutes of the State of Michigan, the nominating petitions filed by Congressman John Conyers, Jr. are insufficient to allow his name to appear on the August 5,...
  • Police unmask 'mystery pooper' who regularly defecated on Ypsilanti park slides

    05/14/2014 4:38:52 AM PDT · by cripplecreek · 8 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 14, 2014 | Tom Perkins
    Ypsilantis childrens slides are free and clear of feces after the Ypsilanti Police recently identified a suspect in their hunt for the notorious "mystery pooper." Ypsilanti Police Chief Tony DiGiusti confirmed the department made contact with an individual believed to be the mystery pooper who regularly defecated on the same slide in Prospect Park between November and April. DiGiusti said there have been no further incidents since contact was made with the individual and he declined to provide any further details on the case. No charges were brought against the individual. Council Member Pete Murdock, who is also head of...
  • IMPORTANT GOP House Primary Races: And How You Can Help (Midwest)

    05/09/2014 5:56:10 PM PDT · by campaignPete R-CT · 55 replies
    THIS IS FOR THE MIDWEST (NORTHEAST and SOUTH is in a separate thread and West coming later, see links below) There are numerous important House Primary Races! And places where we can WIN! PLEASE contribute! And if you can't contribute money ... the least we can do is go to their pages and give them a "like" or a tweet. All of these candidates are involved in primaries that are close (or could be close) against generally more moderate or liberal Republicans. All of these districts are winnable in November. West Virginia: ALEX MOONEY, WEST VIRGINIA-2, May 13th .... Open...
  • Following a heated discussion, Ypsilanti City Council rejects resolution supporting gay marriage

    05/09/2014 5:09:11 PM PDT · by cripplecreek · 15 replies
    Mlive.com ^ | May 09, 2014 | Tom Perkins
    In a 2-2 vote Tuesday night, the Ypsilanti City Council struck down a resolution supporting gay marriage. The resolution would have added the city's name to an amicus brief in the case of DeBoer V. Snyder and Schuette, which is in U.S. District Court and will determine the legality of gay marriage in Michigan. Council members Dan Vogt and Brian Robb voted in support of joining the amicus brief. Mayor Pro Tem Lois Richardson and Council Member Pete Murdock voted against the resolution. But Murdock spoke in favor of the resolution during council discussion and immediately after his vote stated...