"Because we decline to recognize the right of a homeowner..."

In an opinion given by the Indiana Supreme Court (see attached PDF below) we can read that the court says "[b]ecause we decline to recognize the right of a homeowner to reasonably resist unlawful entry, Barnes is not entitled to batter Reed, irrespective as to the legality of Reed‘s entry."

While this sentence is loaded with double negatives and cloudy meaning, it says that the court will not recognize a right that a homeowner has. The right to which they refer is the one that allows you or me to resist someone coming in to our own home unlawfully.

A different take on gun rights

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Something happened in Buffalo, New York, late last year that contradicts the propaganda of those who support "gun control" — the control of law-abiding people who wish to own a gun for protection against the assorted nefarious elements in this world. A citizen actually used a gun, a shotgun, to defend his home and his family against armed intruders. ("Man who fatally shot intruder was victim of previous home invasion," Buffalo News, November 14, 2002.)

"Dollar a bullet" tax proposed in Baltimore

A mayoral candidate in Baltimore plans to solve all the crime problems and improve the "quality of life" in Baltimore by charging an extra tax, this one on bullets.

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Otis Rolley said he would, if elected, propose a $1 per bullet tax on all bullet purchases in the city. The idea was part of an overall crime plan he unveiled Tuesday.

Read more: http://www.wbaltv.com/politics/28595846/detail.html#ixzz1Sh5cfqSr
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SWAT team from the Department of... Education?

Quoting from Ammo Land (www.ammoland.com):

Manassas, VA --(Ammoland.com)- It’s 6 AM and a groggy Ken Wright is getting ready to start the day. Thinking about jumping in the shower, getting the coffee on, and wake the kids… Suddenly noise from outside draws his attention and he looks out the window.

He sees dozens of black-clad, armored men swarming on his lawn and now someone is pounding on the front door.

As he starts down the stairs in his boxer shorts the front door shatters and the heavily armed men charge into the house pointing guns and shouting orders.

The power to 'erase history'

<img src="http://bobmunden.com/new/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/munden-fastestgun.jpg" align="right">Many of our readers have heard of Bob Munden, who has been setting world Fast Draw records and accomplishing amazing shooting feats for audiences worldwide. His use of a firearm is a little different from those who use it in their line of work. What we do have in common is that the firearm is a tool that requires time, practice, and training.

And another gun owner fired from his job

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"The first thing I tried to do was dial 911 but I couldn't get it done," Hoven said. "Within seconds he was over the counter. And I'm looking at the wrong end of a 9-millimeter (gun). He was holding it gangster-style" - sideways.
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So says the Herald Palladium at http://www.heraldpalladium.com/articles/2011/05/18/local_news/4820927.txt

Rules again, more rules

<img src="http://www.indiebusinessblog.com/wp-content/uploads/Johnson-House-Rules.... align="right" width="320">Ahhh, yes, that got your attention and while I still have it, please allow us to say that this editorial is probably not about "those" kind of rules.

"Express yourself"

Express yourself, so long as it doesn't have anything to do with one of your hobbies that involves hunting. According to NRA-ILA, Capital One has joined the credit card companies that allow customized credit cards, including the ability to use your own photo... unless the picture happens to be of <b>you hunting</b> or something they do not approve of.

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You can’t use a hunting photo. Capital One considers them unacceptable.

Police search phones as desired

There was a time when people said they didn't mind having their second amendment rights taken away, since they didn't own guns. Now they are wondering if their rights are being taken away because they have a cell phone.
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All gun laws followed, and a deputy was killed anyway

<img src="http://www.texarkanagazette.com/content/uploads/pictures/2011/04/041911_... align="right"><blockquote> Tucker Strickland, 21, of Wake Village, Texas, is loaded into a patrol car Monday after he allegedly overpowered and fatally shot Bowie County Deputy Sherri Jones. The incident occurred in the basement of the Bowie County Courthouse in New Boston, Texas, during a prisoner...</blockquote>

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