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  • August 30, 2009

    Gov't can require gun registration-7

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    An appeals court in Chicago has ruled that the federal, state or local government can require all citizens to register their firearms under penalty of law.

    A three-judge panel of the U.S. Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals said that, even after the Supreme Court's high-profile gun rights decision last year, the Second Amendment is no obstacle to mandatory gun registration.

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  • August 28, 2009

    Crying Wolf-3

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    Baltimore Conservative Examiner Al Ritter in his Aug. 22 blog on examiner.com documents how the Southern Poverty Law Center is, once again, crying wolf to somehow become relevant again. The wolf at the door? Militias, of course.

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  • August 27, 2009

    State Round Up-3

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    A Florida City Commission on Aug. 18 shot down a resolution urging all heads of households to own a firearm. Belleview City Commissioners voted 4-1 against drafting the resolution in the city’s official format. Mayor Tammy Moore was the only member voting in favor of the resolution.

    Moore emphasized that the resolution was not a mandate, but simply an encouragement. "I am in favor of people having guns and protecting themselves," she said. "I am a hundred percent in favor of this ordinance."

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  • August 26, 2009

    Media Bias-8

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    While there is some debate about the propriety of showing up at presidential appearances with an weapon over your shoulder, there can be no doubt that much of the media responded to these incidents by making assumptions that did not apply. In MSNBC's case, when the facts didn't their assumptions, they merely "cropped" the facts out,

    As APcheck.blogspot.com noted with succienct aplomb:

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  • August 25, 2009

    Does openly carrying firearms at Prez appearances hurt the 2A?-6

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    Two legally-armed men show up at "town hall meetings" in New Hampshire and Arizona on healthcare reform attended by President Barack Obama and unleash a firestorm of debate nationwide. While most of the ranting from the liberal media was expected, what may be surprising to some is there is also a backlash from Second Amendment supporters, gun-owners, and 'Average Joes.'

    What follows is just a sample cross-section of articles, columns, blogs, and letters to editors that, essentially, ask they same question: Did these displays hurt the Second Amendment cause?

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  • August 24, 2009

    Website Offers Rallying Point For 'Firearms Freedom Act'-3

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    Guns Rights Examiner David Codrea in his Aug. 4 column on examiner.com that Firearms Freedom Act (FFA) efforts in Tennessee and Montana has promped the ATF to, essentially, say, "We''l follow our own rules."

    "Because the Acts (passed in Tennessee and Montana) conflict with federal firearms laws and regulations, federal law supersedes the Acta, and all provisions of the Gun Control Act and the National Firearms Act, and their corresponding regulations, continue to apply.”

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  • August 22, 2009

    Michael Bloomberg & His Gun Control Group Take On The NRA-6

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    Manuel Roig-Franzia'a Aug. 5 article in the Washington Post does a good job of inadvertently warning all Americans that, sometimes, fascists wear disarming smiles as they pave the road to hell with their good intentions:

    "They've got 4 million followers. He's got 16 billion simoleons. This could get verrrrry interesting," Roig-Franzia writes. "This being the stare-down between the National Rifle Association and Michael Bloomberg. Behemoth vs. behemoth.

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  • August 20, 2009

    Lawsuit Seeks Right To Carry Concealed Weapons in D.C.-2

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    Keith L. Alexander of the Washington Post writes on Aug. 8 that Second Amendment activist-attorney Alan Gura is back and, let's hope, better than ever:

    "The lawyer who won the battle to allow District residents to keep handguns in their homes is now fighting to allow residents and visitors to carry their weapons in public. Alan Gura filed a lawsuit Thursday in U.S. District Court on behalf of four people who want the right to carry and conceal weapons for self-defense. 

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  • August 20, 2009

    Women, Handguns and Civilization-4

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    Erin Solaro, a Seattle PI blogger who writes on politics and culture for a column called, "The Woman Citizen," may have surprised -- or maybe didn't -- some feminist (is that really a realtive term anymore?) readers with her Aug. 7 essay:

    "For a law-abiding citizen to bear personal arms is an act of civilization.

    "Not just an act of self-defense or an act in defense of civilization, but an act of civilization. 

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  • August 19, 2009

    South Dakota’s Thune: Fresh Face Takes Hard Line-4

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    Greg Vadala of CQ Politics offers this Aug. 8 profile on South Dakota Sen. John Thune:

    "South Dakota’s John Thune is emerging as a fresh public face for the depleted ranks of Senate Republicans, who are trying to move past their trouncing in last year’s election and the embarrassment of Sen. John Ensign ’s public admission of an extramarital affair. 

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