“Joe the Plumber” to Father of Murdered Reporter: Don’t Restrict My Right to Protect My Daughter

Joe Wurzelbacher (a.k.a., “Joe the Plumber” at joeforamerica.com) writes:

Andy Parker is the father of Alison Parker, the Virginia newscaster. Ms. Parker and her cameraman Andy Ward were gunned down last week in a brutal shooting. Immediately after receiving the tragic news, Mr. Parker appeared on the mainstream media to tell the world that he wants gun violence to “remain in the news.” Mr. Parker vowed to fight for more gun control. Taking into consideration the trauma Mr. Parker has just endured, it needs to be made clear that his stated goals are, in effect, to make it more difficult for myself to protect my daughter from a crazed lunatic murderer, whose goal was vengeance against white people . . .

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Incendiary Image of the Day: Arm the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence! Edition

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According to Chad R. MacDonald [quoted above], the NRA’s desire to protect Americans’ natural, civil and Constitutional right to keep and bear arms in order to defend against government tyranny – exactly as the Founding Fathers envisioned – undermines “the security of a free state.” I’m guessing that Chad doesn’t get the “free” part. But Chad’s confusion on the whole government vs. liberty thing is nothing compared to the Campaign to Stop Gun Violence’s Orwellian interpretation of Chad’s confusion. Translation of their caption: we must destroy the Second Amendment to defend it! (Sound familiar?) OK, they probably mean . . .

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Tipton: A BB Gun Is The Gateway to Firearms for My Daughter

Sara Tipton's BB Gun (courtesy The Truth About Guns)

As fall approaches, and the holidays near, it’s time for me to consider a visit to Colorado to see my family. Bring on the egg nog and homemade mead! It’s also past time to start letting my four year-old daughter practice with her BB gun. She’s been going to preschool through summer because her best friend was going, and I was unsure of when we were moving, so I put it off. I wanted her to be able to spend as much time with her friend as possible before we move halfway across the country . . .

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Judge: Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives Committed “Fraud Against the Court”

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Francis Allegra (courtesy wikipedia.org)

Former ATF agent and whistleblower Jay Dobyns filed objections Thursday to a report from a special master appointed to review allegations of government misconduct arising from his case against the Bureau. As reported in this column, Dobyns had sued his former employer for failure to properly investigate an arson attack that destroyed his home and endangered his family, and for reneging on protection agreements over death threats he received after ATF withdrew his cover identity following his undercover investigation of the Hells Angels. Senior Judge Francis M. Allegra [above] of the United States Court of Federal Claims had characterized the behavior of Department of Justice and ATF attorneys as . . .

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NRA to Supreme Court: Overturn Highland Park “Assault Weapons” Ban

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The NRA-ILA writes:

On Friday, August 28, 2015, the National Rifle Association filed an important amicus briefwith the United States Supreme Court in the case of Friedman v. City of Highland Park(No. 15-133).  The case challenges the City’s archaic ban on common semi-automatic rifles that it pejoratively labels “assault weapons,” as well as standard-capacity magazines with capacities over ten rounds . . .

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The Case for Ray Tensing

TTAG reader Richard Cuellar writes:

If you’ve been following the news lately, you probably saw the body cam video of University of Cincinatti officer Ray Tensing shooting Sam Dubose during a traffic stop about a month ago. And you probably also saw the torrent of commentary about the video claiming it shows a cold blooded execution and attempted cover up. A grand jury returned an indictment for murder in the first degree, and the Hamilton county prosecutor declared quite publicly that his office would pursue the charges with extreme prejudice. The defense, meanwhile, claims officer Tensing’s account of the incident is accurate, and intends to prove it in court . . .

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Atlanta Cop Shot in Wrong House Raid

(courtesy foxinews.com)

“A metro Atlanta police officer was in critical condition after he, a homeowner and a dog were shot when police responded to a call at the wrong house,” nbcnews.com reports. “Officers responded to a call for a burglary in progress about 7:30 p.m. ET, but they went to the wrong address because the caller gave only a description of a ‘gray brick house’ without a street number, [Dekalb County Public Safety Officer Cedric] Alexander said. Details of what happened hadn’t been determined . . . The homeowner was shot in the leg and was being transported to a hospital.” Turns out the cops shot the cop, the dog and the homeowner. Strangely enough, Fox News’ Outnumbered just referenced this shooting as evidence of an “epidemic” of firearms-related attacks on police. Meanwhile, in Houston we learn that the man who shot a Deputy . . .

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Question of the Day: Does Social Media Increase the Likelihood of Shootings? [VIDEO]

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“Police in Sacramento are calling a video that depicts a man firing a gun from a moving car disturbing,” sfgate.com reports. I’d say “helpful.” To wit: “Those in the video were ultimately identified by police as Damon Batson, 28, and Carlos Gonzalez, 25. In the video, a person can be seen firing a gun in public while a second person is in the front seat of a moving vehicle . . .With Gonzalez narrating the entire time, the two men claim they’re on their way to take care of a man who may be with one of their girlfriends.” The SF cops’ reckon social media – like the live video sharing app Periscope – increases the likelihood of people committing firearms-related crime. Here’s another example . . .

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Gun Review: CZ Bren 805 PS1 Pistol

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The firearm for this review was provided by the Kentucky Gun Company.

CZ-USA has introduced a couple new firearms this year, which I’m really digging. It definitely makes my job easier — I’d much rather review a completely brand new firearm than the latest variation on a theme from the GLOCK or H&K factory. Earlier in the year the “hot new thing” from CZ was the Scorpion EVO 3 pistol, a pistol caliber firearm designed to compete with the SIG SAUER MPX and others coming on the market. Today we’re looking at their newest offering, a pistol sized semi-auto rifle designed to compete with the other various and sundry modern semi-auto rifles. But in an already crowded space, is there room for the foreign import?

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#whateverittakes Reveals Gun Control Advocates’ Lack of Morality

(courtesy everytown.org)

Everytown for Gun Safety’s #whateverittakes social media campaign throws the gun control movement’s fanaticism into stark relief. Whatever it takes to enact gun control laws, we’re committed to doing it! Enact draconian licensing and registration requirements that leave millions of Americans defenseless against criminals, crazies and the threat of government tyranny? Whatever it takes! Create a law that allows police and relatives to confiscate a legal gun owner’s firearms without due process (with a carve-out for cops)? Whatever it takes! Lie, misrepresent, mischaracterize, manipulate statistics, commission biased studies, sensationalize? Whatever it takes! And where does that lead? If you think about it . . .

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