Registered Gun Owners Receive Visits

<img src="http://www.ammoland.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/07/Maryland-Shall-Issue-... align="right">We read at AmmoLand.com that "Registered" <a href="http://www.ammoland.com/2009/09/25/registered-gun-owners-receive-more-vi... owners have been receiving visits from the state police</a>, under the guise of "checking up" on their firearms.

There are so many things wrong with this, it sets off bells and whistles in my head.

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<li>Do the police have nothing better to do with their time and resources?</li>

Federal appeals court invalidates Campaign Finance Reform Rules

Notice that the NRA is mentioned in <a href="http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2009/09/18/AR200909... quote about campaign finance laws</a>:

<blockquote>Michael E. Toner, a former FEC chairman and former chief counsel to the Republican National Committee, said the ruling will provide a boost to outside groups at the expense of established political parties, which must continue to function under stringent financial limits.

Why do you carry?

Why do you carry to the grocery store?

Why do you carry to the convenience store? Most people are just there to grab a burrito or Big Gulp, right?

Why do you carry at the car wash? You have to very afraid to slip a pistol in your pocket to just wash off the family auto, eh.

<a href="http://3bxsofbs.infamousanime.net/?p=644">So asks our friend Bob over at Three Boxes of BS</a>. Check him out, and join in the discussion if you feel so inclined!

More Gun Violence

<img src="http://media.graytvinc.com/images/wsaz_jerryjones-military.jpg" align="right">CHARLESTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- Charleston Mayor Danny Jones revealed at a Sunday evening news conference that "there's every reason to believe" friendly fire killed Patrolman Jerry Jones.

Patrolman Jones was shot and killed during a chase that ended in the Quick area of Kanawha County after 1 a.m. Sunday morning. <a href="http://www.wsaz.com/home/headlines/59161427.html">Story here</a>.

This is a terrible tragedy, as it is when any law-abiding citizen is killed, civilian or otherwise.

Proper media coverage

<img alt="" src="http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2879/images/Gun_culture.jpg" height="293" width="300" align="right"><br>We picked up this story on our feed here at pennydean.org but it deserves special attention. Howard Nemerov, one of the good guys at www.examiner.com took note of the way a particular story was presented in the mainstream media. Was it journalism, or was it editorializing about guns?

You may declare gun free zones, but you cannot declare killer free zones

<img src="http://image.examiner.com/images/blog/wysiwyg/image/Carpntr0401-2.jpg" align="right" height="120">In <a href="http://spectaclemonopolized.blogspot.com/2009/02/helpless-children-stabb... Monopolized: Helpless Children Stabbed To Death With Pitchfork</cite></a>, grandmother Mary Carpenter is quoted in a letter to the North Carolina General Assembly about her experience in California.

Federal judge rules police cannot detain people for openly carrying guns

<img src="http://image3.examiner.com/images/blog/EXID2782/images/OC_photo.jpg" align="right" height="180">On September 8, 2009, United States District Judge Bruce D. Black of the United States District Court for New Mexico entered summary judgment in a civil case for damages against Alamogordo, NM police officers. The Judge's straight shootin' message to police: Leave open carriers alone unless you have "reason to believe that a crime [is] afoot."

Green Bay Gun Rights group works together for civil rights

From an article at the local Green Bay <a class="zem_slink" href="http://abc.go.com/" title="American Broadcasting Company" rel="homepage">ABC</a> affiliate, WBAY, we read that local gun owners attended a meeting of the <a class="zem_slink" href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/City_council" title="City council" rel="wikipedia">City Council</a> to help educate them about the legalities of open carry in town, whether or not it is a "park."

Penny's weekly interview at 107.7 FM

Check out our <a href="http://www.wtplfm.com/">friends at 107.7 FM</a> here in Concord NH. Every week Penny talks with "Bulldog" Brian Tilton about Second Amendment issues. Visit the web page at www.briantilton.com and look for "Audio of Penny Dean on Bulldog Live" and be sure to listen to all their other features on the web and on the air, if you are within listening distance.

Delay in Weapons Permit Suit Against Sacramento Sheriff

<img src="http://www.sacramentopress.com/uploads/admedia/prod/14a7ef92067449e1869d... align="right">
<a href="http://www.sacramentopress.com/headline/12987">This article from the Sacramento (Ca.) Press</a> is important for us here in New Hampshire because it deals with how federal laws affect the 50 states.

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