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  • GOP Victory in OH-12: A Win is a Win, Despite Reasons for Concern

    08/08/2018 11:31:35 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies ^ | Aujgust 8, 2018 | Guy Benson
    Voters in Ohio's 12th Congressional District appear to have narrowly elected Republican Troy Balderson in yesterday's special election, thwarting Democrats' hopes to flip another GOP-held seat ahead of the midterm elections.  The race came down to the wire, but the incumbent party ultimately prevailed.  There's a small chance that provisional ballots could trigger a recount, and that absentee ballots could shift votes, but left-leaning elections guru Dave Wasserman looks at the math and effectively calls the contest over, discerning that defeated Democrat Danny O'Connor would "need a miracle" to reverse the outcome.  For all intents and purposes, and barring major...
  • First and Second Amendment Intertwined in Michigan Case

    06/06/2018 5:20:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 6 June, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Calvin Congden posted the above picture on facebook during December of 2015. It was taken in front of the Christmas tree in his home. He is a military veteran who has had extensive firearms training. Notice the correct trigger finger placement. Notice the military medals and the American flag. He routinely volunteered as a Santa Clause for Hillsdale Foster Care Children. He had recently transferred from Michigan Department of Corrections to the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services. His picture was used to denigrate him to fellow employees, his lawsuit contends. He was later "constructively terminated". From
  • National Guard to once again find a home in southeastern, MI

    05/11/2018 7:49:27 PM PDT · by madison10 · 2 replies
    WTOL ^ | 5/11/2018 | WTOL Staff
    DUNDEE, MI (WTOL) - A new Army National Guard Super Armory is coming to our area, just across the border in Dundee, Michigan. The armory will be built across the highway from Cabela's and city, county and state leaders hope the project will have a similar impact on the community as the outdoor super store. The armory will sit on 44 acres of land. "This is the biggest announcement for Dundee since Cabela's, said Republican State Senator Dale Zorn of Lenawee County. I think Dundee is a great strategic location not only for Michigan but for our entire national security."...
  • Legally Armed People Have a Murder rate similar to Japan

    04/21/2018 12:19:17 PM PDT · by marktwain · 13 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan Concealed Pistol License holders have an extremely low murder rate. Japan has a very low murder rate. Japan is also a very law-abiding culture. The United States, as a whole, has a much higher murder rate than Japan. Within the United States, there is a law abiding culture that has a murder rate as low as Japan's. That culture consists of gun owners who carry guns legally.The FBI generally includes legally defined murder, which may be in the first or second degree, and non-negligent manslaughter, in the definition of murder for their statistics. A more precise definition might...
  • Michigan Supreme Court to Hear Open Carry in Schools Case

    04/16/2018 2:04:41 PM PDT · by marktwain · 17 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 11 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan law protects the right of people with carry permits to openly carry guns in schools. The law also preempts local government entities from creating local laws and regulations that violate the state laws. People with carry permits are more law abiding than police officers. They make schools more safe, not less safe. Some school officials are perfectly willing to have law enforcement officers openly carry in schools, but not parents with carry permits. From Obviously, we dont believe that individuals should open carry in our school unless they are uniformed officers of law enforcement, says Fletcher Spears...
  • Are You Exempt from Pistol Registration in Michigan?

    04/14/2018 1:43:52 PM PDT · by marktwain · 7 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 15 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan is one of the few states that require people who buy handguns to register them. The law is ineffective in solving crimes. There is only one case known, in over 90 years of the law's existence, that may have been solved because of pistol registration in Michigan. Link to video The primary purpose of the legislation, enacted in 1927, is believed t have been to keep black people form legally owning pistols. The law is an artifact of racial discrimination that serves no useful purpose. The law that requires the pistol license and registration is MCL 28.422,...
  • Michigan Build Your Own AR-15 VFW Class Attracts Professors Ire

    04/08/2018 1:12:32 PM PDT · by marktwain · 43 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 5 April, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    The Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) post 4073 in Marshall, Michigan was the site of a class to teach people to build AR-15 rifles. The class had been scheduled for months. This was the third year the popular class was held at the post. Chris Walden of Walden's Firearms taught the class to about 60 participants. This year was a little different a professor from Albion College, W. Jeffrey Wilson organized a protest of their peaceful, voluntary activity. No one at the VFW post or Chris buckled under to the bullying of the protesters. The protest drew national attention....
  • Federal lawsuit calls embattled Brighton judge a 'bully of epic proportions'

    03/04/2018 5:58:36 AM PST · by polymuser · 15 replies
    Livingston Daily Press ^ | Feb 26, 2018 | Beth LeBlanc
    BRIGHTON, MI -- A Livingston County court employee has filed a federal lawsuit against the countys chief judge and embattled district court Judge Theresa Brennan. In a 19-page lawsuit, District Court Administrator Francine Zysk alleges Brennan retaliated against her after Zysk testified in Brennan's divorce proceedings regarding the judge's dishonesty, perjury, scandalous behavior, bullying of employees and disruption of court officials. Francine will suffer in silence no more, Zysks lawyer, Jim Fett, said in a statement Monday. Like many of the employees that she has advocated for, Francine has had to seek medical care and counselling to cope with Brennans...
  • Two Confirmed Dead in Shooting at CMU [Central Michigan University ]

    03/02/2018 6:47:52 AM PST · by Cletus.D.Yokel · 90 replies
    Minews26 ^ | 02MAR2018 | Jacob Owens
  • Michigan Concealed Pistol Licensees Increase 25% in 14 Months

    02/22/2018 9:52:54 AM PST · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 23 February, 2018 | Dean Weingarten
    On 3 May, 2015, Governor Rick Snyder signed a sweeping reform of the Concealed Pistol License laws into effect. While much of the law went into effect immediately, the reform that removed the power of county gun boards to arbitrarily deny concealed pistol licenses did not go into full effect until 1 December, 2016. Coincident with the reform, the number of CPLs have increased dramatically. From Michigan has seen a 25% increase in concealed pistol licenses in 14 months, when state law changed to make it easier to get a CPL. A total of 621,327 Michigan residents had...
  • BUSTED: Liberal Rep. CAUGHT Playing CANDY CRUSH During Trumps Address

    02/01/2018 5:41:23 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 5 replies ^ | 2/1/2018 | Hannity Staff
    Liberal legislators and members of the Congressional Black Caucus were caught-red handed this week; reading and playing video games on their mobile phones while President Trump delivered his first State of the Union address to the American people. Images first surfaced on the internet of Michigan Rep. Brenda Lawrence typing-away on her smart phone as the Commander-in-Chief outlined his vision for 2018 and beyond. Upon further inspection, the photos showed Rep. Lawrence playing popular web-based game Candy Crush in the middle of the address. That State of the Union is put out an hour in advance so Democrats and Republicans...
  • Investigation of Michigan Stray Bullet Near MSP Range

    10/19/2017 5:59:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 17 October, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    There is a stray bullet investigation ongoing in the south of Michigan, in Northville Township. A window was shattered on about the 10th or 11th of October, 2017. I am skeptical of these type of incidents. They are quite rare. The image of an Iraqi woman showing investigators two complete rifle cartridges, that supposedly hit her residence, is memorable.This incident appears to be real, not a hoax like the famous Iraqi incident. The window was shattered. It was broken in a believable way. The bullet was found with the shattered glass. The bullet looks fresh and has rifling marks....
  • Slight, 61-Year-Old Musician with Carry Permit, Shoots Big Teen Robber

    08/21/2017 1:06:42 PM PDT · by marktwain · 51 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 21 August, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On July 30, 2017, a 61-Year-Old, mild mannered musician, Darius Summers, walked down to the local gas station for a cup of coffee. He had recently obtained a concealed carry permit. Darius is not a large man.A local miscreant made Darius, and saw that Darius was armed. He decided that he would rob Darius of his gun. It was a terrible mistake in the victim selection process. The store video shows what happened. It did not turn out well for the large, armed, thuggish teenager. Darius lulled the suspect into a false sense of security. Then he accessed his...
  • Michigan County Clerk Stops Illegal Weapons Ban at Her Building

    07/18/2017 12:18:34 PM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( On Friday, June 27th, Karen Spranger went to work as the County Clerk in Macomb County, Michigan. When she arrived at 0730, the metal detection machinery and the armed guards had been removed. She had filed a lawsuit to make this occur. She had not been notified it would happen.In Michigan, public buildings are not allowed to forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights, with an exception for court rooms or other official space used for official court business.From Security measures at the Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds office at the Talmer building...
  • Michigan County Clerk Stops Illegal Weapons Ban at Her Building

    07/10/2017 12:24:16 PM PDT · by marktwain · 23 replies
    ammoland ^ | 10 July, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Arizona -( On Friday, June 27th, Karen Spranger went to work as the County Clerk in Macomb County, Michigan. When she arrived at 0730, the metal detection machinery and the armed guards had been removed. She had filed a lawsuit to make this occur. She had not been notified it would happen.In Michigan, public buildings are not allowed to forbid the exercise of Second Amendment rights, with an exception for court rooms or other official space used for official court business.From Security measures at the Macomb County Clerk and Register of Deeds office at the Talmer building in...
  • Reform of Michigan Knife Law Goes to Governor Snyder

    07/01/2017 4:55:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 14 replies
    ammoland ^ | 26 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    Michigan is on the verge of repealing its antique ban on automatic knives.Michigan was the first state to ban switchblades. It was an early test of the power of the post-war media to push emotional, irrational, legislation. The law, which had an exemption for one-armed people, was passed in 1952.The impetus for the ban is believed to have come from a November, 1950 article by Jack Harrison Pollack. The Toy That Kills was published in the Woman's Home Companion. Call it propaganda, yellow journalism, muckraking; it had little to do with fact, and everything to do with pushing legislation...
  • Michigan judge and ex-lover, a policeman, accused of perjury by murderer

    06/19/2017 7:55:44 PM PDT · by polymuser · 3 replies
    WXYZ TV Detroit ^ | March 24, 2017 | Jim Kiertzner
    LIVINGSTON COUNTY, Mich (WXYZ) - Livingston County Judge Theresa Brennan and her former lover, Michigan State Police Lt. Sean Furlong, are accused of perjury after giving depositions in the judges divorce. Her estranged husband, Donald Root, claims in court documents that he kept her cell phone records and they show they talked several times before they admit to having an affair during a murder trial that the judge presided over and the detective testified as the lead investigator. That double trial was during 2013. Jerome Kowalski was convicted and sentenced to life in prison by Judge Brennan. The documents say...
  • Michigan House Passes Constitutional Carry

    06/14/2017 7:02:01 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 8 June, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    The Michigan House passed four bills on Wednesday, June 7th, that effectively would reform Michgan gun law to make Constitutional Carry legal in the state. People who where not prohibited from owning firearms would be able to carry weapons concealed without special government permission. From LANSING, MI -- Michiganders would no longer need a concealed pistol license to carry a concealed pistol under legislation approved by the Michigan House of Representatives on Wednesday. House bills 4416 through 4419 strike the requirement that a Michigander have a license to carry a concealed weapons. People banned from possessing firearms would...
  • MI: Judge rules for Open Carry Organization, Enforces State Law

    06/10/2017 5:24:03 AM PDT · by marktwain · 8 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    In March of 2016, members of Michigan Gun Owners and Michigan Open Carry were illegally expelled from a booth they had rented at the DeVos Place Convention center. They were expelled because they were openly carrying holstered pistols. The organizations filed a lawsuit against the DeVos Place Convention Center and its management company for violation of Michigan state law. On Friday, May 26, 2017, Judge Joseph Rossi of the Kent County Circuit found for Michigan Open Carry (MOC) and Michigan Gun Owners (MGO). It did not take long. The Judge listened to the arguments for about an hour, and...
  • Hundreds of Detroit Women Flock to Free Gun Training Event

    05/25/2017 10:44:40 AM PDT · by marktwain · 30 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | 21 May, 2017 | Stephen Gutowski
    Hundreds of women showed up for free gun training in Detroit, Mich., on Sunday. The event, which has been held annually for the last six years, saw its best turnout yet. Organizers said about 700 women expressed interest in the training and around 600 attended. The goal, they said, was helping women learn how to protect themselves. "We teach women how to shoot and discharge a firearm, and a personal protection strategy," Rick Ector, the founder of Legally Armed in Detroit and creator of the event, told the Detroit Free Press. "This is an event to see if owning a...