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Albuquerque APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 rifles… “New Mexico’s largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles…”

July 10, 2014 1 comment

Albuquerque APD to buy 350-plus AR-15 riflesKOB NEWS ^ | 09 JULY 2014 | RYAN LUBYPosted on 7/10/2014, 7:56:59 PM by Extremely Extreme ExtremistNew Mexico’s largest police department, mired in controversy over the use of excessive force, is about to supply military-style weapons to officers using taxpayer money.The investigative team at KOB Eyewitness News 4 learned that Albuquerque Police awarded a bid to a local vendor for the purchase of AR-15 rifles — the type of gun used to kill James Boyd in the foothills in March.According to the request for bid, which ended two weeks ago, the department would likely purchase 350 guns in the first year of a two-year contract. Thereafter, it would order quantities of 50 as necessary.”

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The Top 6 Survival Rifles and Why You Need One | Opinion – Conservative

March 6, 2014 1 comment

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Whether you are prepping for the zombie apocalypse or the aftermath of a hurricane, self-defense is an important aspect of surviving any disaster. Everyone has their preference as to what qualifies as the best survival weapon. History has proven the rifle to be the best all-purpose firearm to face a variety of combat and self-defense scenarios.

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DASHCAM VIDEO RELEASED OF VET’S VIRAL ARREST FOR ‘RUDELY DISPLAYING’ RIFLE ON HIKE

November 21, 2013 1 comment

DASHCAM VIDEO RELEASED OF VET’S VIRAL ARREST FOR ‘RUDELY DISPLAYING’ RIFLE ON HIKE

theblaze.com ^ | november 21, 2013 | Jason Howerton

Posted on Thursday, November 21, 2013 8:46:38 PM by lowbridge

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Officials in Bell County, Texas, have released the dashcam footage of a police officer in Temple, Texas, disarming and arresting decorated veteran C.J. Grisham while he was on a hike with his son in March. The officer is seen grabbing the dad’s gun and then seemingly attempting to unlatch it from the man’s sling without telling him why or asking for permission.

Video recorded by Grisham and his son went viral earlier this year, but it did not show the moment the dad was approached and disarmed by the officer. He was later charged with “interference with duties of a public servant,” though the officer is heard in the video from March telling Grisham he was stopped for “rudely displaying” his rifle.

On Nov. 19, Grisham was found guilty by a jury of three men and three women of “interference with duties of a public servant” and ordered to pay a $2,000 fine. In an email to TheBlaze, the veteran said he plans to appeal the decision.

In the newly released dashcam video, officer Steven Ermis can be seen flagging down Grisham and asking him, “What are we doing?”

“We’re hiking,” Grisham replies.

Ernis, without warning, grabs Grisham’s AR-15 semi-automatic rifle and examines it.

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Is Dear Leader Funding His Own Gestapo With Military Budget Cuts ?

October 4, 2013 2 comments

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An Update On Obama’s Personal Army…

 

 

 

 

 

” Because the American military swears an allegiance to the U.S. Constitution, and not to the President, could Obama’s strategy be to strip our Armed Services and shift their dollars into an all powerful civilian Army under his command?  Two tips coming into CiR this week surprisingly connect just these dots and link these machinations to Obamacare funding.

An article from the Marine Corps Times this week states: “The Marine Corps faces a difficult period of transition that will include shedding thousands of personnel per year, sharpening its role as a crisis-response force. . .”  This means our U.S. Marine Corps is being cut by 8,000 personnel fewer “than previously planned, and 12,800 fewer than the 186,800 end strength” recommended by senior Marine analysts!  This severe reduction in the Marine Corps force is the “minimum acceptable force” according…

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» TSA to Purchase 3.5 Million Rounds of Ammunition Alex Jones’ Infowars: There’s a war on for your mind!

August 19, 2013 2 comments
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…..Earlier this month it was announced that VIPR agents would now be patting down Americans “outside the airport” by conducting stop and search shake downs at transport hubs and public events.As Government Security News notes, the amount of ammunition being purchased, “means the TSA could fire off more than 9,400 rounds per day, every day of the year, to consume that entire quantity annually.

”Significant bullet purchases by the TSA are likely to fuel concerns that the federal government is arming itself to the teeth in preparation for some form of domestic unrest or other catastrophe, following the Department of Homeland Security’s commitment to purchase more than 1.6 billion rounds of ammunition over the course of the last 18 months.

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Living under tyranny and the solidification of the Obama dictatorship–Part I….. “The Obama dictatorship is virtually complete. Since he began the occupation of what was once our White House, the dictator-in-chief has been busy writing one Executive Order after another designed to replace US law…with ObamaLaw. Under normal and saner times, these EOs would mean little-to-nothing because the checks and balances of co-equal branches of government would render them null and void if they flew in the face of Constitutional law. But, today, insanity is reigning supreme . . . “

July 31, 2013 2 comments

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Sher Zieve is an author and political commentator. Zieve’s op-ed columns are widely carried by multiple internet journals and sites, and she also writes hard news. Her columns have also appeared in The Oregon Herald, Dallas Times, Sacramento Sun, in international news publications, and on multiple university websites. Sher is also a guest on multiple national radio shows.

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The Obama dictatorship is virtually complete. Since he began the occupation of what was once our White House, the dictator-in-chief has been busy writing one Executive Order after another designed to replace US law…with ObamaLaw. Under normal and saner times, these EOs would mean little-to-nothing because the checks and balances of co-equal branches of government would render them null and void if they flew in the face of Constitutional law. But, today, insanity is reigning supreme . . .
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Note: For those of you raised in the government public school systems over the last three decades, the US Congress (which includes the House of Representatives and the Senate) and SCOTUS (the Supreme Court of the United States of America) are co-equal (under the US Constitution) with and to the Executive branch and each of the three branches of the US federal government legally carries 1/3 each of the power to run said government.

However, co-equal branches of the US government – like the Bill of Rights for US citizens – are no longer applicable in the USA. They have been replaced by dictatorial rule of and from the US White House; specifically under the now almost complete tyrannical control of Barack Hussein Obama.

Why? Because Congress refuses to act and/or follow through on stopping Obama and his demolition-of-America team from destroying the US Constitution, individual rights and SCOTUS is now openly ruling in both bizarre and unconstitutional ways. This abrogation of duty has resulted in the submission of the Legislative and Judicial branches of government to the Executive branch. Question: Are members of Congress and SCOTUS (minus their female members) now required to bow down and pray five times a day in the direction of Washington D.C. to Obama? Does Obama provide the prayer mats?

What has occurred that has allowed this to happen is nothing less than treason and the “aiding and abetting of the enemies of the United States of America.”

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Armed Citizen in TX Stops Shooting Spree and Saves Cop by Making Long Range Shot With a Pistol… “An armed private citizen assisted a police officer who was pinned down by the gunfire of a madman who had just killed 3 people and could have killed many more. Amazingly the concerned citizen, Vic Stacy, did so by taking a shot of 50+ yards using only a pistol.”

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Armed Citizen in TX Stops Shooting Spree and Saves Cop by Making Long Range Shot With a Pistol

http://gunssavelives.net ^ | July 21, 2012

Posted on Wednesday, May 29, 2013 7:47:52 PM by NKP_Vet

This is a pretty amazing story. An armed private citizen assisted a police officer who was pinned down by the gunfire of a madman who had just killed 3 people and could have killed many more. Amazingly the concerned citizen, Vic Stacy, did so by taking a shot of 50+ yards using only a pistol.

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Dick’s Sales, Stocks Drop Following Black Gun Ban

May 4, 2013 2 comments

Dick’s Sales, Stocks Drop Following Black Gun Ban

 

http://www.Guns.com ^ | apr. 29,2013 | Max Slowik

 

Posted on Saturday, May 04, 2013 3:25:56 AM by Daffynition

 

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Last Christmas many Dick’s customers were sent one mean lump of coal in the form of a gift certificate. All customers who pre-ordered a Troy Carbine from Dick’s for their Black Friday special had their orders cancelled and their money returned.

 

Following the Newtown shooting spree, Dick’s Sporting Goods changed their policy and stopped selling AR-pattern and other semi-automatic, magazine-fed rifles, even the guns they had already sold.

 

 

 

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Who Is Winning the Gun War? by Patrick J. Buchanan

April 13, 2013 9 comments
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Attacks from abroad – Pearl Harbor, 9/11 – have united us.

Yet domestic atrocities lately seem only to deepen our divisions.

The bombing of the Murrah federal building in Oklahoma City was seized upon to savage government critics like Rush Limbaugh.

After the murder of six innocents, including a 9-year-old girl, and the wounding of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a dozen others in Tucson, Ariz., by a certifiable lunatic, Sarah Palin was charged with moral complicity.

The slaughter of 20 first-graders at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., put the National Rifle Association in the media cross hairs. With the massacres at Columbine, Virginia Tech and Ft. Hood, Tucson and Newtown are now the primary exhibits in the prosecution case for the disarming of America.

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15 Year Old Woman Leaves Maryland Gun Grabbing Politicians Speechless… “While some girls are running around attempting to be the next Lady Gaga, Madonna or Beyonce, it’s nice to know there are young women with some priorities in their lives”

April 4, 2013 19 comments

15 Year Old Woman Leaves Maryland Gun Grabbing Politicians Speechless

Freedom Outpost ^ | April 3, 2013 | Tim Brown

Posted on Thursday, April 04, 2013 10:50:47 AM by CharlesMartelsGhost

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In another video provided by The Maryland Minutemen, a fifteen year old young woman addresses the Maryland state legislature and in doing so some of the most hardcore gun control politicians. While some girls are running around attempting to be the next Lady Gaga, Madonna or Beyonce, it’s nice to know there are young women with some priorities in their lives. This young lady gets it, at least where arms are concerned. Take a look as see what you think.

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Though I have attempted to discover the name of the young woman that spoke, I have yet to do so. However, she is a very well-spoken young woman and carried herself with poise and ease before the legislature.

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(“They encouraged the manufacture and importation of deadly military firearms for the criminal element to use. This was intended to foster a feeling of insecurity which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms. Incidents were to be staged to speed up the process. By using drugs and hypnosis in a process called Orion on mental patients the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on school yards and inflame the anti-gun lobby. This plan is well underway and so far is working as planned. This plan must not succeed.”) ~ Majestic 12 and The Secret Government (page 1 of 3), page 1 | AMERICAN BLOGGER: GUNNY.G ~ WEBLOG.EMAIL

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(“They encouraged the manufacture and importation of deadly military firearms for the criminal element to use.

 

This was intended to foster a feeling of insecurity which would lead the American people to voluntarily disarm themselves by passing laws against firearms.

 

 

Incidents were to be staged to speed up the process. By using drugs and hypnosis in a process called Orion on mental patients the CIA inculcated the desire in these people to open fire on school yards and inflame the anti-gun lobby.

 

This plan is well underway and so far is working as planned.

 

This plan must not succeed.”) ~ Majestic 12 and The Secret Government (page 1 of 3), page 1…..

 

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Gun Dealer Refuses to be Used for Political Purposes by Gabby Giffords’ Husband…

March 26, 2013 6 comments

Gun Dealer Refuses to be Used for Political Purposes by Gabby Giffords‘ Husband

Gun Watch ^ | 25 March, 2013 | Dean Weingarten

Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2013 9:47:38 AM by marktwain

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Diamondback Police Supply, the gun dealership that was to sell the AR-15 type rifle to Mark Kelly, Gabby Gifford’s Husband, has returned his money now that it has learned that he did not intend the rifle for personal use.

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Vera Lynn: We’ll Meet Again…..

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Vera lynn: We’ll Meet Again…..

 

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GyG: Why We Never Hear About The Judge Killed In That Shooting ?????

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3D Printed AR15 Magazines Offered for Sale…

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3D Printed AR15 Magazines Offered for SaleGun Watch ^ | 9 March, 2013 | Dean WeingartenPosted on Saturday, March 09, 2013 1:24:34 PM by marktwain

 

Cuomo MagIn its rapidly expanding role of protector of the people’s right to arms, Defense Distributed is offering copies of the “Cuomo” its revolutionary 3D printed AR15 30 round magazine.

 

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The magazine is designed to accept either hardware store or standard AR15 magazine springs, which need to be bought separately to make the magazine functional.As a bit of political history, these magazines may prove to be a curio that either sparked the start of a revolution in 3D printer manufacturing, saved the Constitution by demonstrating the insanity of attempting to outlaw boxes with springs, or both.

 

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Levin: US preparing for societal collapse by buying up billions of rounds of ammo [AUDIO]

February 17, 2013 2 comments

Levin: US preparing for societal collapse by buying up billions of rounds of ammo [AUDIO]

 

The Daily Caller ^ | 2/16/2013 | Jeff Poor

 

Posted on Sunday, February 17, 2013 11:37:50 AM by taildragger

 

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On Friday’s night broadcast of his radio show, Mark Levin speculated that the federal government is stockpiling ammunition to ensure the rule of law in the event of a total societal and economic collapse.

 

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Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War”

February 14, 2013 1 comment

Guns And Ammo Production Maxed Out: “This Is A Society Preparing For War”

 

SHTF Plan ^ | 2-14-2013 | Mac Slavo

 

Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 3:22:14 PM by blam

 

February 14th, 2013

 

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President Barack Obama is, arguably, the best gun salesman ever. Over 65 million guns have been purchased since the President took office in 2009. FBI background check statistics indicate that, over the last twelve months, Americans purchased a new gun every 1.5 seconds, a figure which suggests there is much more to the recent panic buying than people just stocking up to go hunting or sports shooting.

 

The following guns and ammo industry report indicates that every major gun and ammunition manufacturer in the country is running at 100% capacity, with many so far behind that they’ve stopped taking new orders altogether.

 

 

 

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Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws

February 13, 2013 Leave a comment

Print and fire: 3D printing could muzzle new gun laws

 

Fox News ^ | Feb 13 2013 | Fox News

 

Posted on Wednesday, February 13, 2013 5:36:05 PM by NoLibZone

 

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Gun owners who can’t buy high capacity ammo magazines because of new laws have another option: Print them.

 

Gun control measures passed or proposed in the wake of the Sandy Hook school massacre have targeted magazines that can feed 30 rounds or more into the firing chambers of AR-15s and other semi-automatic guns. New York has banned magazines holding more than seven rounds, and a federal bill proposed by Sen.

 

 

 

Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., would ban magazines holding more than 10 rounds.

 

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America Disarmed, Then Crushed: Did 1987 ABC Miniseries Forecast The ‘Bloodless Overthrow’ Of America? | Alternative

February 6, 2013 1 comment

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Did a 1987 ABC television miniseries called ‘Amerika‘ forecast the ‘bloodless overthrow’ of the United States after an EMP attack and the eventual disarming of the population?

“Amerika, 1997, after 10 years of Soviet occupation, 10 years without freedom in a land called, Amerika.” From Wikipedia:

“A decade after its defeat, America is occupied by a United Nations peacekeeping force, the United Nations Special Service Unit (UNSSU). The word “unit” is occasionally omitted, suggesting that the organization may be an allegory for the SS of Nazi Germany.

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Coup d’état in America – evidence mounts… “Last year my fellow editor warned of a coup d’état in America. In case any reader has any doubt, Barack Obama and his allies have removed all doubt in the last several weeks”| Conservative News and Views

February 4, 2013 5 comments

Last year my fellow editor warned of a coup d’état in America. In case any reader has any doubt, Barack Obama and his allies have removed all doubt in the last several weeks. And in the process have made America ripe for rebellion. But if the right people stand up and lead, the results need not be as chaotic as one might suppose.

 

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Coup d’état, Exhibit A: The Newtown Incident

 

The Newtown Incident needs no further description. Or does it? Did Adam Lanza steal three weapons, and use them at the Sandy Hook Elementary School, all by his lonesome? Dwight Kehoe at TPATH pointed out that the mainstream media first reported one thing, then changed their story.

 

 

 

They first said Lanza might have had a Bushmaster AR-15 with him at the school, but left it in his automobile. Then they started saying something radically different, as if they had said it all along.

 

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One can imagine Winston Smith at the Ministry (Department?) of Truth rushing out a memo to them and obligingly destroying old copy. Except that it’s too late. Someone cobbled together some original footage and uploaded it to YouTube. You can play it below. (To any Department of Truth wannabes: don’t even think you can quash it now. The resistance, when it forms, will have copies.)

 

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Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines

February 1, 2013 3 comments

Combat Veteran Arrested In New York: Charged With 5 Felonies For Possession of AR Magazines

 

SHTFplan.com ^ | January 31, 2013 | Robert Richardson

 

Posted on Friday, February 01, 2013 8:39:12 AM by broken_arrow1

 

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In the latest attack on the American people, a decorated War Hero has been arrested and charged with five counts of third degree criminal possession of a weapon, for having empty 30 round AR-15 Magazines in his vehicle.

 

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Rahm Emmanuel to major banks: Stop serving gun manufacturers

January 27, 2013 1 comment

In a letter sent Friday to the CEOs of TD Bank and Bank of America, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emmanuel urged the banks to stop serving gun manufacturers unless they support gun control measures, CBS Chicago reported.

 

According to CBS, Emmanuel wants the banks to “stop lines of credit, financing for acquisitions and expansions and financial advising” unless the manufacturers agree with him on issues like background checks and what he called “commonsense reforms.”

 

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“In the past, the gun industry has stood in opposition to these safety measures.

 

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They opposed a ban on assault weapons on America’s streets, opposed a ban on military-style clips, opposed a criminal background check on all gun purchases and opposed any effort to crack down on criminal gun traffickers,” he wrote.

 

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Homeland Security hoarding ammo, depriving police

January 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Cops scramble for bullets while DHS stockpiles 1.2 billion rounds

 

Will the U.S. soon face a critical situation in which the federal government– primarily the Department of Homeland Security – possesses an ammunition surplus while local and state authorities face ammunition shortages and backlogs in purchasing more rounds?

 

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Current trends could find the federal government with a strong ammunition advantage over local police and sheriff departments.

 

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There’s no reason to ban ‘assault’ rifles…

January 16, 2013 1 comment

… For the purpose of this article, we’ll focus on AR-15s since it is what CBS calls “the most popular rifle in America” and one often designated an “assault” rifle. An AR-15 is the civilian equivalent to the military’s M-16. So what’s the difference?

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Kelly Alwood, a firearms trainer and consultant, told TheBlaze the only difference is that one [the military AR-15] is fully automatic and the other is semi-automatic [the civilian AR-15]. It’s a small yet simultaneously big distinction. Firearms for use by the military are able to shoot continuously with one pull of the trigger, machine-gun style. Civilian firearms, on the other hand, only allow one shot per trigger pull.

… [Calling the civilian AR-15 an "assault rifle" is] “a way to demonize something for a political agenda and misconstrue [the guns] and the public on the Second Amendment,” Alwood said.

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(Gunny G: What “The Folks” AreSaying About This! -See Reader Responses…) ~ Gun seller: ‘I can’t do it anymore’

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Gun seller: ‘I can’t do it anymore’

 

ABC News ^ | 12-17-2012 | Chris Trenkmann

 

Posted on Sunday, December 30, 2012 7:15:30 AM by algernon_garnock

 

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SEMINOLE, Fla. – As a pawn shop owner, Frank James was always a big believer in gun rights and the second amendment. After all, it was his bread and butter business. But after what he saw in Newtown, Connecticut on Friday, he’s had a change of heart. “I basically broke into tears and looked up on the wall, seeing the types of firearms I am selling,” James said.

 

At the Loan Star Pawn store in Seminole, a glass display case that once housed several Bushmaster AR-15 assault rifles is now empty. The glass counters normally filled with handguns has been completely cleared.

 

“I’m not going to be part of it anymore,” James said. He has several copies of the exact rifle suspected in the massacre.

 

“The model, the brand, everything,” he said.

 

The father of four said he was especially touched knowing that his youngest child, a six-year old daughter, was the same age as many of those children who were shot to death.

 

“I dropped my daughter off at school this morning. That was enough for me,” James said. “Conscience wins over making money.”

 

The store manager came into the pawn shop Monday and saw James taking down signs advertising guns, and asked him what was going on.

 

“He said don’t take the guns out of the safe. We’re no longer selling them,” said Leia Thomas. “I was shocked.”

 

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Armed task force to patrol streets (Paragould, Arkansas)

December 16, 2012 8 comments

In response to a recent increase in crime, Paragould Mayor Mike Gaskill and Police Chief Todd Stovall offered residents at a town hall meeting Thursday night at West View Baptist Church what could be considered an extreme solution — armed officers patrolling the streets on foot.

 

Stovall told the group of almost 40 residents that beginning in 2013, the department would deploy a new street crimes unit to high crime areas on foot to take back the streets.

 

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“[Police are] going to be in SWAT gear and have AR-15s around their neck,” Stovall said. “If you’re out walking, we’re going to stop you, ask why you’re out walking, check for your ID.”

 

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Flyover Press Vs. “My Cold Dead Hands”

August 20, 2012 1 comment

 

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[Editor's Note: Dr. Jimmy T. "Gunny" LaBaume is a retired professor of economics. He struggled to survive almost 30 years as an imperial trooper in the Marines and finally 'up and quit' when, "I got tired of committing treason". He writes passionately about individual freedom from the perspective of an anarcho-capitalist of the von Mises school. In a bit of irony, LaBaume's question, "What will it take?", sounds much like what libertarian socialist, Mikhail Bakunin, was saying when he stated: "Anyone who makes (only) plans for after the revolution is a reactionary."
The point is: A lot of libertarians make (and write extensively about) bold designs for the world "after the state has been vanquished", but they are often murky on how to bring about the end of the state or even how to live as freely as possible while the state still exists.]

Americans Endorse Right to Bear Arms, But Half Call for Stricter Gun Laws

August 8, 2012 Leave a comment

 

More than seven-in-ten respondents believe the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle should only be used by the police and other authorized persons.

Nine-in-ten Americans maintain their views on the Second Amendment, but a majority of gun owners and non-gun owners alike believe that the AR-15 semi-automatic rifle should only be used by the police and other authorized persons, a new Angus Reid Public Opinion poll has found.

The online survey of a representative national sample of 1,010 American adults also found that support for the “shall-issue” prerogative to carry concealed weapons in public has increased over the past six months.

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Outrage Is Not an Argument

July 25, 2012 2 comments

 

Hours after last Friday’s massacre in Aurora, Colo., New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg demanded that the two major parties’ presidential candidates explain how they plan to prevent such senseless outbursts of violence.

“No matter where you stand on the Second Amendment, no matter where you stand on guns, we have a right to hear from both of them concretely,” Bloomberg said in a radio interview. “What are they going to do about guns?”

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Prison Planet.com » Fox News Channel Questions Narrative Of ‘Batman’ Massacre

July 25, 2012 3 comments

 

Did James Holmes have an accomplice?

A local Fox News channel came off sounding more like Infowars than the mainstream media when it listed a series of unanswered questions that challenge the official narrative of the ‘Batman’ massacre and suggest a wider plot.

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SWAT team’s shooting of Marine causes outrage [Jose Guerena Ortiz]

November 27, 2011 5 comments

TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Jose Guerena Ortiz was sleeping after an exhausting 12-hour night shift at a copper mine. His wife, Vanessa, had begun breakfast. Their 4-year-old son, Joel, asked to watch cartoons.

An ordinary morning was unfolding in the middle-class Tucson neighborhood — until an armored vehicle pulled into the family’s driveway and men wearing heavy body armor and helmets climbed out, weapons ready.

They were a sheriff’s department SWAT team who had come to execute a search warrant. But Vanessa Guerena insisted she had no idea, when she heard a “boom” and saw a dark-suited man pass by a window, that it was police outside her home. She shook her husband awake and told him someone was firing a gun outside.

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Leader of Pima County’s GOP faces removal effort (Criticizing botched SWAT raid that killed Guerena)

July 2, 2011 1 comment

Pima County Republican Party leaders voted late Thursday to take party chairman Brian Miller’s keys to the GOP headquarters away and call a special meeting to try to remove him from his post.

Miller has been under fire from party stalwarts for the past month, with multiple meetings called in recent weeks after he criticized a SWAT raid in May that resulted in the shooting death of a man law enforcement officers said they suspected of involvement in drug dealing.

Several elected officials and party leaders have complained that his comments pitted the party against law enforcement at a time when city elections are looming and candidates are gearing up for bigger 2012 races.

After questions were raised about the amount of police force used in serving a search warrant Miller said he hoped the incident would foster community discussion of “the policies that routinely lead to heavily armed and militarized local police invading private homes and a renewed interest in the civil liberties codified in our Bill of Rights.”

After Miller refused to resign, the executive committee voted 10-2 to order Miller to cease and desist from acting as an agent of the county committee and return his keys.

Barney Brenner, a member of the committee who voted to seek Miller’s removal, said he wished Miller had resigned to help heal the party.

Brenner said the action doesn’t reflect a rift between more libertarian-leaning Republicans, like Miller, and other more traditional party members.

“This is solely about the best interests of the Pima County Republican Party,” Brenner said, adding regardless of whether Miller meant it to happen, his words damaged the party and the ability of its candidates to raise money and support.

Miller said it is the executive committee that has kept the controversy in the forefront, by continuing to call these meetings to complain about his leadership.

He said he’s been consistent in defending the constitution.

“This is a political witch hunt,” he said, adding, “If they wanted it dropped, they would have dropped it three weeks ago.”

The meeting has yet to be scheduled. A two-thirds vote of the elected precinct committeemen will be required to remove him from office.

Miller said if he survives, he will then call a special meeting of his own to ask the precinct committeemen to vote on the performance of each member of the executive committee.

via Leader of Pima County’s GOP faces removal effort (Criticizing botched SWAT raid that killed Guerena).

Statement of Vanessa Guerena (wife of Marine killed by AZ SWAT.)

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Statement of Vanessa Guerena (wife of Marine killed by AZ SWAT.)

Statement of Vanessa Guerena (wife of Marine killed by AZ SWAT.):

“Victim’s wife statemeet right after AZ SWAT kills her husband.

Part 2 at:

http://azstarnet.com/online/pdf/pdf_0955c118-8826-11e0-a691-001cc4c002e0.html”

Posted by Gunny G at Friday, May 27, 2011

via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: Statement of Vanessa Guerena (wife of Marine killed by AZ SWAT.).

SWAT Helmet Cam Captures Shooting of Jose Guerena (Pima Co SWAT Raid)

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

SWAT Helmet Cam Captures Shooting of Jose Guerena (Pima Co SWAT Raid)

SWAT Helmet Cam Captures Shooting of Jose Guerena (Pima Co SWAT Raid): “Iraq War Veteran Jose Guerena, 26, was shot and killed on May 5 by a Pima County SWAT team that fired 71 bullets through Guerena’s front door. The video of that raid, captured on a SWAT helmet cam, is below.

Video via The Agitator. See Reason‘s coverage of Guerena here.”

Posted by Gunny G at Friday, May 27, 2011

via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: SWAT Helmet Cam Captures Shooting of Jose Guerena (Pima Co SWAT Raid).

Tucson SWAT shooting of former Marine

May 27, 2011 Leave a comment

Tucson SWAT shooting of former Marine

Tucson SWAT shooting of former Marine: “Tucson SWAT shooting of former Marine

The Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/26/2011 | azstarnet

Posted on Friday, May 27, 2011 3:23:06 AM by petitfour

This is video of the SWAT raid on Jose Guerena.”

Posted by Gunny G at Friday, May 27, 2011

via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: Tucson SWAT shooting of former Marine.

Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?

May 25, 2011 Leave a comment

Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?

Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?

St. Louis Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 24 May, 2011 | Kurt Hofmann

Posted on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 7:51:56 AM by marktwain

The slaughter in Tucson earlier this month of Marine veteran Jose Guerena, shot down by Tucson SWAT officers, should lead to some long, hard looks at the militarization of law enforcement, no-knock raids, and the “War on Drugs” in general. From the Arizona Daily Star:

Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire.

A “hail of gunfire” is right–these “peace officers” fired over 70 rounds at Guerena, with 60 hitting him. “Why,” you might ask, “was that necessary?” Good question. ABC News provides the Pima County Sheriff’s Department‘s answer:

At first the Pima County Sheriff’s Office said that Guerena fired first . . .

But that turned out to be a bit of “crime drama” fiction, apparently:

. . . but on Wednesday officials backtracked and said he had not. “The safety was on and he could not fire,” according to the sheriff’s statement.

Hmm–“could not fire,” or had chosen not to? He was, after all, a Marine combat veteran, having served tours in both Iraq and Afghanistan–how plausible is it that he forgot to disengage the safety? Additionally, writer “Ghost32″ points out in HubPages, the details we’ve gotten so far indicate a rather loose set of rules of engagement:

(Excerpt) Read more at examiner.com …

Posted by Gunny G at Wednesday, May 25, 2011

via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: Criminal home invaders pretending to be cops, or the real thing? Does it matter?.

LIVE VIDEO: Presser on deadly SWAT incident

May 19, 2011 Leave a comment

LIVE VIDEO: Presser on deadly SWAT incident

LIVE VIDEO: Presser on deadly SWAT incident

KOLD Tucson ^ | 5/19/11 | KOLD Tucson

Posted on Thursday, May 19, 2011 4:59:49 PM by Tucsonican

Barbara Grijalva is live from the law offices of Michael Storie, the legal team representing the law enforcement officers involved in the deadly SWAT incident.

This presser is with regard to an incident which occurred on May 5th and has been posted on several times. The basics are that the Pima County SWAT shot a guy while executing a warrant at his home.

There has been some significant speculation that everything is less than on the “up and up” based on the fact that they fired 71 rounds in this incident, have changed their story a couple of times and have been refusing to release significant information.More complete background can be found at these links:

Police change story in fatal shooting; wife wants answers

SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

Raw video: Sheriff’s Office interview on fatal SWAT raid

Sheriff’s Dept. defends actions in SWAT killing

..and a whole bunch of other sources.

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Hey, See the Reader Responses on each article,

they are gems in themselves!

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via BLOGGER.1984.GUNNY.G: LIVE VIDEO: Presser on deadly SWAT incident.

SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

May 14, 2011 Leave a comment

SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call

Arizona Daily Star ^ | 5/14/2011 | Fernanda Echavarri

Posted on Saturday, May 14, 2011 10:04:25 AM by petitfour

The wife of a Tucson man killed in a Pima County SWAT raid May 5 pleaded for five minutes with 911 dispatchers to send an ambulance for her mortally wounded husband, audio records show.

Often through tears and sometimes in broken English, Vanessa Guerena, tells 911 operators that her husband had been shot by a “bunch of people” who opened the door of their southwest-side home and “just shoot him.”

Meanwhile, dispatchers worked to determine if she was calling from a house where the SWAT team was serving a search warrant, audio released Friday by Drexel Heights Fire Department reveals. It takes about an hour for waiting medics to know what happened, and the man is dead before fire crews are allowed into the home.

Jose Guerena, 26, a former Marine, was sleeping after the graveyard shift at Asarco Mission mine about 9:30 a.m. when his wife woke him saying she heard noises outside and a man was at their window. Guerena told his wife to hide in a closet with their 4-year-old son, his wife has said. He grabbed an AR-15 rifle and moments later was slumped in the kitchen, mortally wounded from a hail of gunfire.

(Excerpt) Read more at azstarnet.com …

via BLOGGER: GUNNY.G.1984.+: SWAT raid fatal drama is revealed in 911 call.

   He Served the Empire Abroad; The Regime Killed Him in His Home:      Information Clearing House: ICH

May 13, 2011 Leave a comment

He Served the Empire Abroad; The Regime Killed Him in His Home

By William Grigg

May 12, 2011 “LR” — Jose Guerena survived two combat tours of Iraq, only to become a casualty of the Regime’s longest war — the one waged against its domestic subjects in the name of drug prohibition. The former Marine was slaughtered by a SWAT team during a May 5 assault on his home in Arizona.

Guerena’s wife, Vanessa, heard a noise outside the couple’s home near Tucson at about 9 a.m. Jose, who had just gone to bed after pulling a 12-hour shift at the Asarco Mine, suspected — correctly, as it turned out — that his family was threatened by an armed criminal gang. Grabbing his AR-15, Guerena instructed his wife and four-year-old son to hide in the closet while he confronted the intruders. According to Mrs. Guerena, the stormtroopers from the Pima County Regional SWAT team never identified themselves as police; they simply stormed into the home and started shooting.

“I saw this guy pointing me at the window, Vanessa recalled in a television interview. “So, I got scared. And, I got like, ‘Please don’t shoot, I have a baby.’ I put my baby [down]. [And I] put bag in window. And, I yell ‘Jose! Jose! Wake up!’”

“A deputy’s bullet struck the side of the doorway, causing chips of wood to fall on his shield,” recounts the Arizona Daily Star, paraphrasing an account provided by Pima County Sheriff’s Office (PCSO) functionary Michael O’Connor. “That prompted some members of the team to think the deputy had been shot.” Guerna never fired a shot; the marauders who invaded his home fired no fewer than seventy-one. As is standard procedure in such events, the invaders claimed that Guerna had fired on the officers, as he had every moral and legal right to.

Neither Jose nor his wife had a criminal history of any kind. The attack on their home was described as a narcotics enforcement operation, but there are no reports that narcotics were found at the residence – – even though the invaders reportedly “seized” (that is, stole) something that belonged to the victim.

via    He Served the Empire Abroad; The Regime Killed Him in His Home:      Information Clearing House: ICH.

Arizona Sheriff Scoffs at Suggestion to Tone Down Rhetoric

February 17, 2011 Leave a comment

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Arizona Sheriff Scoffs at Suggestion to Tone Down Rhetoric

FOXnews ^Posted on Thursday, February 17, 2011 7:56:18 AM by fabrizio

An outspoken Arizona sheriff has responded to a letter from the mayors of three border cities who asked him to tone down his comments on border security problems, saying, “feel free to ‘drink the Kool-Aid‘” of Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano, U.S. Attorney Dennis Burke and President Obama….”The threat from an unsecured border is real, where 241,000 illegals were apprehended last year by the border patrol and an additional 400,000 got away just in Arizona alone!” the letter reads.

“These are failing grades by anyone’s score card.”….If your intent was to establish dialogue with me, you would have called, or at least waited for your letter to arrive by mail at my office, prior to releasing it to the media,”…In an interview with FoxNews.com, Babeu said he has recently increased enforcement near the border with “constant patrols” by SWAT team officers armed with AR-15s and night vision goggles.

“I’m sending out deputies to meet these armed cartel members,” Babeu said Wednesday. “And we will not use less than lethal force.” …”They want us to sit and shut up,” he said. “Well, that’s not going to happen.

This isn’t a time to sit on our hands and ignore the issue. It’s a time for action.

“Excerpt Read more at foxnews.com …

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Gun Ownership Rises to All-Time High, Violent Crime Falls to 35-Year Low

September 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Gun Ownership Rises to All-Time High, Violent Crime Falls to 35-Year LowNational Rifle Association of America, Institute for Legislative ActionCoinciding with a surge in gun purchases that began shortly before the 2008 elections, violent crime decreased six percent between 2008 and 2009, including an eight percent decrease in murder and a nine percent decrease in robbery.

1 Since 1991, when violent crime peaked, it has decreased 43 percent to a 35-year low. Murder has fallen 49 percent to a 45-year low.2 At the same time, the number of guns that Americans own has risen by about 90 million. Predictions by gun control supporters, that increasing the number of guns, particularly handguns and so-called “assault weapons,” would cause crime to increase, have been proven profoundly lacking in clairvoyance.4Crimes per 100,000 populationYear Total Violent Crime Murder Rape Robbery Aggravated Assault1991 758.1 9.8 42.3 272.7 433.32008 457.5 5.4 29.7 145.7 276.72009 429.4 5.0 28.7 133.0 262.8Trend, 2008-2009 -6% -8% -4% -9% -5%Trend, 1991-2009 -43% -49% -32% -51% -39%More Guns: There are well over 250 million privately-owned firearms in the U.S., including nearly 100 million handguns and tens of millions of “assault weapons” – the types of firearms that gun control supporters have tried the hardest to get banned5 – and the number of firearms typically rises about 4 million per year.

6 Annual numbers of new AR-15s, the most popular semi-automatic rifle that gun control supporters call an “assault weapon,” are soaring.

In 2008, there were more than 337,000 new AR-15s configured for home defense, competition, training, recreational target practice and hunting.7 NRA-supported Instant Check firearm transactions have increased over 10 percent annually since 2006.8

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Obama Bans More than 100,000 American-Made Rifles…

August 21, 2010 Leave a comment

Obama Bans More than 100,000 American-Made Rifles

Posted: 20 Aug 2010 03:17 AM PDT


According to The Korea Times, the Obama administration has blocked efforts by the South Korean government to sell over a hundred thousand surplus M1 Garand and Carbine rifles into the United States market. These self-loading were rifles introduced in 1926 and 1941.

As rifles, they are especially well-suited to community defense in an emergency, as in the cases of community defense following Hurricane Katrina in 2005 and Hurricane Andrew in 1992. Along with AR-15 type rifles, the M1 rifles are the quintessential firearms of responsible citizenship, precisely the type of firearms which civic responsibility organizations such as the Appleseed Project teach people how to use.

According to a South Korean official, “The U.S. insisted that imports of the aging rifles could cause problems such as firearm accidents. It was also worried the weapons could be smuggled to terrorists, gangs or other people with bad intentions.”

Regarding the second objection, any firearm lawfully imported into the United States would eventually be sold by a Federal Firearm Licensee who, pursuant to the background check system imposed by Congress (and endorsed by the NRA) would have to contact federal or state law enforcement to verify that the gun buyer is not prohibited from possessing firearms.

Accordingly, the risk that the South Korean surplus guns might fall into the hands of gangsters or other bad people is exactly the same as with the sale of any other retail firearm in the United States. Notably, neither the M1 Garand nor the M1 carbine are concealable, and the M1 Garand is long, heavy, and bulky. Accordingly, the criminal utility of such guns is relatively low.

The second Obama administration objection is accidents. But in fact, increasing gun density in the United States has been associated with steeply declining rates of gun accidents. In 1948 there were .36 guns per person. (That is, about one gun for every three Americans.) By 2004, there was nearly one gun for every American. In 1948, there were 1.6 fatal gun accidents per 100,000 persons. By 2004, the rate had fallen by 86%, so that there were .22 fatal accidents per 100,000 persons. (For underlying data, see Appendix B of my amicus brief in Heller.)

Legally, it is indisputable that the guns are importable. Being over 50 years old, the rifles are automatically “Curios and Relics” according to federal law. 27 CFR section 478.11. Accordingly, they are by statutory definition importable. 18 USC section 925 (e)(1). Notwithstanding the law, the Obama administration has the ability to pressure the South Korean government to block the sale of the guns.

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