Officer who killed man in ‘swatting’ call can be sued, appeals court says

The court upheld a lower court’s ruling that denied qualified immunity to Officer Justin Rapp
An appeals court in Kansas has allowed a lawsuit to proceed against the officer who fired the fatal shot in a 2017 ‘swatting’ incident, reported the Kansas Reflector.

California state's gun control websites expose 10 years of personal data

A California state website exposed the personal details of anyone who applied for a concealed-and-carry weapons (CCW) permit between 2011 and 2021.

According to the California Department of Justice, the blunder happened earlier this week when the US state's Firearms Dashboard Portal was overhauled.

In addition to that portal, data was exposed on several other online dashboards provided the state, including: Assault Weapon Registry, Handguns Certified for Sale, Dealer Record of Sale, Firearm Safety Certificate, and Gun Violence Restraining Order dashboards.

Everybody is reporting it - Supreme court rules (June 23 2022)

Quoting the majority opinion by Justice Thomas,

Nothing in the Second Amendment’s text draws a
home/public distinction with respect to the right to keep and bear
arms, and the definition of “bear” naturally encompasses public carry.
Moreover, the Second Amendment guarantees an “individual right to
possess and carry weapons in case of confrontation,” id., at 592, and
confrontation can surely take place outside the home.

CDC Used Phone Location Data For COVID Research

U. S. health officials purchased data last year tracking the cellphones of millions of Americans to study personal behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic — raising concern among privacy advocates, one of whom called the possible use of that information to review tribal health policies, among other purposes, "a bit shocking.

UPDATED: Compiling Cases where concealed handgun permit holders have stopped likely mass public shootings

This is a revised, updated version of a post originally written on April 21, 2015.

Columnist Eugene Volokh wrote in the Washington Post on April 20, 2015: “Have civilians with permitted concealed handguns stopped such mass shootings before?” We provided Volokh with a list of such cases, which he used.

Stop Sen. Booker's Anti-Gun Apocalypse!

According to BeatBookersBill.com,

Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) has authored legislation (S. 4263) that would force you to beg the Attorney General for a federal license (aka "permission slip") every time you want to purchase a firearm.

His dangerous legislation would also mandate that you register all purchased or transferred firearms moving forward, as well as empower the government to confiscate ALL your guns in the event your license is revoked.

Woman fatally shoots man who fired rifle into crowd during party in West Virginia

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — A woman fatally shot a man who was firing an AR-15-style rifle into a crowd of people that had gathered for a party in West Virginia, authorities said.

According to a news release from the Charleston Police Department, Dennis Butler, 37, of Charleston, was found at around 10:45 p.m. EDT Wednesday with multiple gunshot wounds, WSAZ-TV reported.

Butler was killed after he took out the rifle and began shooting at people attending a birthday-graduation party in Charleston, according to The Associated Press.

SAF: ATF Federal Firearm License revocations up a staggering 500%

In the years before the Biden-Harris administration took over the White House, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives usually revoked an average of 40 Federal Firearm Licenses (FFLs) per year. But, in the 11 months since Joe Biden declared war on “rogue gun dealers,” the ATF has revoked 273 FFLs – an increase of more than 500%. However, rather than targeting the true rogues, Biden’s ATF is revoking FFLs for the most minor of paperwork errors, which were never a concern for the ATF until Biden weaponized the agency.

“This has nothing to do with the ATF and everything to do with the DOJ,” said John Clark of FFL Consultants. Clark is a firearm industry expert who said the ATF announced the number of revocations at a recent Firearm Industry Conference.

“The vast majority of the ATF don’t like this any more than the industry does,” he said. “It’s Biden.”

Report: CDC purchased cell phone data to monitor lockdowns and compliance

ATLANTA, GA – According to documents from 2021 obtained by a FOIA request from Vice’s Motherboard, the CDC purchased location data gleaned from millions of cell phones to track movement of persons, in order to monitor compliance with COVID-19 regulations.

Vice reports that the CDC paid $420,000 for access to data from SafeGraph, a “highly controversial data broker.” In fact, in the initial stages of the coronavirus pandemic, SafeGraph actually provided data to the CDC for free.

Good news and bad news, both can spark positive change

From Downsize DC:

Let good news inspire you that things can change for the better…

Good news #1: A federal jury has spanked the FBI for instigating crimes they claimed to fight. https://reason.com/2022/04/13/a-federal-jury-delivers-a-rebuke-of-fbi-en...

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