BREAKING: Hawaii Set to Create a Federal Gun Owners Registry

Hawaii 5-0 (courtesy breitbart.com)

“Hawaii could become the first state in the United States to enter gun owners into an FBI database that will automatically notify police if an island resident is arrested anywhere else in the country,” bigstory.ap.com reports. “Most people entered in the ‘Rap Back’ database elsewhere in the U.S. are those in ‘positions of trust,’ such as school teachers and bus drivers, said Stephen Fischer of the FBI’s Criminal Justice Information Services Division. Hawaii could be the first state to add gun owners.” The FBI describes the system thus . . .

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BREAKING: GLOCK Settles Lawsuit with ex-LAPD Police Officer for Child’s Negligent Discharge

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“[Former LAPD Officer Enrique] Chavez was off-duty and his son, Collin, was in the back of the family truck in 2006 when the 3-year-old grabbed his father’s gun and fired,” mercurynews.com reports. “Chavez was shot and paralyzed from the waist down. Chavez and his wife sued, arguing the gun lacked a grip safety and was too easy to fire. Glock noted that Chavez acknowledged leaving the gun near his child, who wasn’t in a car seat.” GLOCK has settled the suit for an unknown amount. “While the settlement seems to open up GLOCK to other lawsuits, law enforcement sales account for a large amount of their sales. And . . . there you have it.

 

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Fudd Alert! Only Landowners Can Lend a Shotgun in the UK

A young shot is given a helping hand

Gun control advocates hold a “gun free” UK near and dear to their disarmament-loving hearts. American Fudds — hunters and sportsman who couldn’t give a toss about the gun rights of people who own or aspire to own handguns or ARs — are OK with the UK’s gun control regime. Yes, well, civilian disarmament is a slippery slope. The gun banners will have your shotguns and hunting rifles too, mate. Here’s proof from The Land of Hope and Glory via shootinguk.co.uk . . .

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Oklahoma Considers Constitutional Carry, Strict Scrutiny. NBA Joins Opposition

Oklahoma City Thunder (courtesy nab.com)

“Firearms bills to allow most Oklahoma adults to openly carry guns without any training or background checks have led to a showdown in Oklahoma between supporters of expanded gun rights and the state’s business community, including the NBA’s Oklahoma City Thunder,” abcnews.go.com reports. “The Thunder are among more than two dozen businesses, public universities and law enforcement groups that sent a letter Wednesday to Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman urging him . . .

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Bark, But Don’t Bite! Defending Your Animals From Human Threats

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This article originally appeared at texaslawshield.com and is reprinted here with permission.

We were all shocked and angry when we heard about the CenterPoint Energy employee who was caught on video attacking a homeowner’s dogs with a wrench. Almost everyone agreed that this was a cruel and violent act but there’s still a question – what are a homeowners’ rights if this happens to them? We asked Texas Law Shield Independent Program Attorney, and attorney at the law firm of Walker & Byington, Emily Taylor to shed some light on this issue . . .

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Demorest, GA City Council Restores Employees’ Right to Bear Arms

Employees Concealed Firearms Demorest GA

Earlier this month, the Demorest, Georgia city council voted to restore the right to bear arms to city employees. “Demorest officials say they have passed a groundbreaking personnel policy amendment believed to be the first of its kind in Georgia,” accesswdun.com reports. “The city council voted unanimously to amend the city’s personnel policy to allow city employees with a valid concealed carry permit to carry their weapons during the workday.” The restoration of gun rights to public employees may be a first for a Georgia city, but it’s a growing trend in the United States. As wsls.com reported, on January 26th, Bedford County in Virginia enacted a very similar policy. As the right to keep and bear arms is being restored across the United States . . .

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University of South Alabama Campus Cops Write-Up Student for Open Holster Protest (“Engaging in Activities that Threaten the Safety of the Campus Community”)

Universities are developing a reputation for being mini fascist states, only allowing speech that the university administration agrees with, or is considered “politically correct.” The University of South Alabama has lived up to the reputation by citing a student who was peacefully wearing an empty holster in a protest over the universitity’s no weapons policy. The campus policy does not prohibit holsters. The campus police say they cited the student because “someone called it in.” They issued a citation for “engaging in activities that threaten the safety of the campus community” and for a general prohibition on engaging in conduct that violates university rules. In practise, this is a gag on any protest that the administration disagrees with. From campusreform.org . . .

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BREAKING: Sandy Hook Lawsuit Against Bushmaster Moves Forward

Judge Barbara Bellis reads her decision to place Mary-Jane Foster back on the ballot for the democratic primary for mayor Superior Court in Bridgeport, Conn. Sept. 2nd, 2011.

“Families of those killed in the Sandy Hook school shooting can continue to pursue their lawsuit against gun manufacturers,” cnn.com reports. “Judge Barbara Bellis denied Bushmaster Firearms and Remington’s motion to dismiss the case. The firm representing the families hailed the ruling as a victory. However, the ruling does not prevent gun makers from appealing and filing a new motion to strike the case.” Here’s something about Judge Bellis that you may find surprising [via ctpost.com] . . .

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Brady Campaign Sues Gander Mountain Based on NSSF’s “Don’t Lie for the Other Guy” Campaign

NSSF Don't Lie for the Other Guy poster

“They made an odd pair,” our friends at Michael Bloomberg’s thetrace.org report, “the scruffy 61-year-old William Spengler and his 22-year-old neighbor, Dawn Nguyen, when they went to browse long guns at a Gander Mountain sporting goods store near Rochester, New York. In a scene later described in court papers, Spengler — a convicted felon who was prohibited from purchasing a firearm — spoke for the two when a clerk asked if they needed help . . .

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Northern Mariana Islands Set to Replace Unconstitutional Gun Laws with More Unconstitutional Gun Laws

Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (courtesy bbc.com)

The United State District Court for the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands (CNMI) recently ruled that the island chain’s gun laws — written by a peace corps volunteer in the 1970’s — are unconstitutional. The House and Senate of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands reacted to the Court’s ruling by passing S. B. No. 19-94, “To regulate the possession of firearms in the Commonwealth.” The bill passed the Senate unanimously. The short title is the SAFE Act (Special Act for Firearms Enforcement), perhaps in reference to the infamous New York law of the same name. It has not yet been signed by the Governor. Reading the bill . . .
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Concealed Carry in a Vehicle: a Crime of ‘Moral Turpitude’ in California

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By Charles Nichols, President of California Right To Carry:

Last Monday morning, the US Supreme Court published a unanimous decision reversing a judgment of the Massachusetts Supreme Court for conflicting with District of Columbia v. Heller (2008). The Massachusetts high court had given three reasons for upholding the conviction of a homeless women for possessing a stun-gun, which is illegal in that state. Each of these three reasons directly conflicted with the Heller decision. TheMassachusetts high court’s decision was reversed and remanded back to the state for a “do-over.” The Heller decision held that . . .

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NRA-ILA: Supreme Court Stun Gun Ruling a Damp Squib

TASER Pulse (courtesy gizmodo.com)

NRA-ILA Press release [via Ammoland.com]

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court caught both friends and foes of the Second Amendment off guard with a summary opinion in the case of Caetano v. Massachusetts, ordering the state’s highest court to reconsider its decision that stun guns are not protected under the Second Amendment. While a clear rebuke to the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court for its superficial treatment of the case, it is not, as at least one gun control advocate opined, a “signal” by the Supreme Court’s liberal justices “that they are not eager to overturn Heller” . . .

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