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Informed choices problematic for 2015 NRA Director election

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 22:03
As always happens in these elections, various groups and individuals are making recommendations that may or may not coincide with Nominating Committee selections, and once again, several readers have written and asked who I’m endorsing. Right now, no one, and unless I get some information beyond the sketchy bios provided for each candidate, I’m likely to be part of the vast majority of eligible members who sits things out, not because I don’t care, but because no one will have earned my vote. [More]Today's Gun Rights Examiner report notes a time-tested winning strategy for those intent on maintaining positions of power and privilege.

Informed choices problematic for 2015 NRA Director election

Gun Rights Examiner - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:46
The ballot for voting members of the National Rifle Association is included in the February issue of the member magazine, along with Nominating Committee recommendations and biographies of all of the candidates. Members (Life or higher, or annual...
Categories: Gun, gun law

Homeowner Who Shot ‘Pregnant’ Burglar Wont Face Charges

Guns Save Lives - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 21:38
Refreshing to see from the less than stellar state of California.  A homeowner from Long Beach who shot and killed a burglar that pleaded with the homeowner and even tried to claim she was ‘pregnant’ before being shot.  That turned out to not be true, and it is believed she was using a pregnancy to […]

Trauma kits help police control severe bleeding, saving lives - Washington Post


Trauma kits help police control severe bleeding, saving lives
Washington Post
“I was thinking, 'This is great,' ” said Risher, who has also used his trauma kit to save a 14-year-old stabbing victim. “Instead of going to a scene where ... The demand for trauma kits among law enforcement is due in large part to the rise of active ...

Categories: Non-gun violence

A stabbing is under investigation in Lawrence, Kansas - KMBZ


KMBZ

A stabbing is under investigation in Lawrence, Kansas
KMBZ
A stabbing is under investigation in Lawrence, Kansas. LAWRENCE, Ks. - Police say the victim got in a dark-colored car with three other people after leaving a nightclub on Mass Street. As they drove through downtown, the suspects tried to rob the ...

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Categories: Non-gun violence

American Snipers

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:46
How long before anti-gunners start pushing to regulate “sniper rifles,” which might be that bolt-action deer hunting rifle in the gun cabinet, the one with the black or camouflage composite synthetic stock and a scope sight? [More]They're already "regulated."  How long before they're banned?

Clean-Up on Aisle Four...

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:40
If only we had New York City-style common sense gun safety laws! [More]

The Alternative

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 17:26
He went on to say, that in his household he would not fight against a home invader. [More]I absolutely support his choice. Funny though, that he wants to have it imposed on you and me -- under force of government arms.

A quick comment on steering wheel holsters

Florida Firearms Law, Jon Gutmacher esq. - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 16:51
I just did an article for the Florida Association of State Troopers on steering wheel holsters, and was thinking -- why would anyone really want one?

Now . . .  I know there are several reasons it seems like a great idea.  Hidden from view.  (mostly) Very quick draw.  Impresses all your friends, and looks great on a truck . . . but besides that . . . why not the console (assuming you've got one)?  Hidden.  Quick.  Very legal.  Stock.

OK . . . so you know my preference in life -- now here comes my warning and "fix" on steering wheel holsters.  They're not "securely encased" unless the gun is strapped inside one.  Since most of these don't come with a strap -- you better add one.  Velcro should be easy.  All you need is a good quality outdoor glue, and a pair of scissors -- and you're in business!   On the other hand -- noisy when you open the damn thing, and if you use the industrial strength -- you may be in for a big surprise when you try to get it open.

On the other hand -- you reply:  "Who cares?   I have my CWL!   I don't need to be securely encased!"

Well, Big Kahuna . . .  partially correct.

You see -- if any part of the firearm can be seen from outside the vehicle -- it's probably "open carry".  Certainly,  at least a question of fact that could result in your arrest.  If it was "securely encased" -- it could be open -- as long as strapped.  So -- score one for Gutmacher.

Next problem -- since the access to the gun is way too damn fast -- and since there is a real good chance any officer stopping your vehicle who sees it will go instantly ballistic because of that proximity and accessibility -- it is not the safest place to have a firearm unless your hands are placed firmly on top of the steering wheel with your license, etc -- when the officer approaches.

We're talking about practicalities here.  I am a very practical person.  I want to survive.  Far too many cops shooting unarmed civilians due to the crazy lunatics we have running around today!  Believe me, these officers are stressed out on what some people are doing -- and since they have no idea if you're one of the good guys, or the bad guys when they stop you -- I go for safety first.

That being said -- you're gonna do whatever you're gonna do.  At least now -- you know the law, and the risks.   Have a great day!
Categories: Gun, gun law

"Reasonable" First Amendment Prior Restraints

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 15:16
As the gun industry prepares a public campaign to broaden the appeal of guns, it is important that we establish reasonable age limits for admission to gun shows by children. Within New York State and other areas of jurisdiction, we have myriad regulations that seek to protect minors from exposure to certain potentially dangerous situations and influences. For example, a minor is restricted from watching films or playing certain video games that portray deadly weaponry and gunplay. Currently, however, minors of any age may gain unfettered access to a gun show. [More]See? We've got the "precedent," so there's nothing to stop us!

Besides, who knows better? You gun-humping ammosexual parents, or us ruling "progressives"?

[Via BfC]

We're the Only Ones Quieting Things Down Enough

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 14:48
Now, another suit, filed in U.S. District Court for Eastern New York, claims that a disabled FDNY firefighter injured on 9/11 had $100,000 worth of guns confiscated by police for shouting in his own home – and that the cops conspired to convert his guns into police department property without compensation. [More]And we're supposed to rally around these guys again why?

[Via Harvey]

Prosecutorial Discretion

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:35
I'd wondered about this myself. [More]

I'd even asked.

But the guy's a "progressive," so what else would we expect?

Besides this, I mean.

AAR 1-25-2015 Hour 3

Armed American Radio - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:30

Opening commentary on the liberal reaction to American Sniper, Alan Gottlieb on just about everything, Neil McCabe, exiled radio star Anthony Cumia formerly of the Opie and Anthony Show, David Codrea and former ATF agent and whistleblower NY Times best selling author, Jay Dobbins.

Categories: Gun, gun law

AAR 1-25-2015 Hour 2

Armed American Radio - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:30

Opening commentary on the liberal reaction to American Sniper, Alan Gottlieb on just about everything, Neil McCabe, exiled radio star Anthony Cumia formerly of the Opie and Anthony Show, David Codrea and former ATF agent and whistleblower NY Times best selling author, Jay Dobbins.

Categories: Gun, gun law

AAR 1-25-2015 Hour 1

Armed American Radio - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:30

Opening commentary on the liberal reaction to American Sniper, Alan Gottlieb on just about everything, Neil McCabe, exiled radio star Anthony Cumia formerly of the Opie and Anthony Show, David Codrea and former ATF agent and whistleblower NY Times best selling author, Jay Dobbins.

Categories: Gun, gun law

No Argument from Me

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 12:08
[More]True enough.

I know what I'm doing to try and work around that and "actively get our message out."

I can't speak for anyone else, but that every gun owner is not involved is a source of puzzlement.

Hanging Separately

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:57
[More]Hey, it could be worse:

Watergate or Worse

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:33
Bob Owens share observations on revelations of DOJ attorney fraud on the court in the Dobyns case. [More]

Write Someone Else's Congressman

The War On Guns - Mon, 01/26/2015 - 11:26
I occasionally get feedback after I ask readers to write a specific congressman that the contact form only accepts communications from constituents living in their district. That's intentional avoidance, of course, as things they introduce, sponsor and vote on affect us all, and they aren't shy about accepting donations from across district and state lines.

What I do is use the address and phone of their local branch office (sometimes requiring I go to the USPS site to get the "+4" for the zip. It's also why I urge all advocates to get on social media, because you can tweet or message any of them that way, and their staffers will pick up and convey to the decision-makers what they see trending.

And no, of course I don't recommend using Facebook or Twitter for trivial pursuits.  I urge you to use it for C3I purposes. Otherwise, you are ceding entire vital areas to a documented enemy, who as WarOnGuns Correspondent Mack H observes, has weaponized social media and uses it to great effect.

More here.
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