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Armed Self Defense Moments

Ohio: two perps try to abduct a woman walking her dog. She draws her gun, and they reconsider. Florida: armed robber enters jewelry store, pulls gun on 89 year old WWII vet. The vet grabs perp’s gun, draws his own…

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For reference re: justifiable homicide

In the dispute over how many self-defense cases occur, one data point often cited by those seeking to minimize the number is the FBI Uniform Crime Report’s count of justifiable homicides (a legal category that includes self-defense). This is usually…

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$100 traffic citation removed to US District Court

Washington, DC. Federal employee gets into a minor fender-bender, gets a $100 traffic ticket. Alleging he was on duty at the time, the Dept of Justice appears on his behalf and gets the traffic ticket removed to U.S. District Court….

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"The Heroes of the Right of Self Defense"

It’s a blog post by Prof. Nick Johnson of Fordham Law. He discusses Otis McDonald and Shaneen Allen (who faces a mandatory three year jail term for having driven into NJ with a firearm for which she had a PA…

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"The Second Amendment’s Defining Moment"

An interesting article by Frank Miniter. The part I found most amusing: "[A] mainstream reporter next to me in the press section gasped, "Oh no," when Justice Anthony Kennedy hinted that he believed the Second Amendment to be an individual…

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Law review: Resistance of lower courts to Heller & McDonald

"RESISTANCE BY INFERIOR COURTS TO SUPREME COURT’S SECOND AMENDMENT DECISIONS," by Alice Beard, in Tennessee Law Review. It takes an optimistic view of long-term trends. At the moment, judicial recognition of the 2A as an individual right is relatively new…

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Cuomo: Remington moving had nothing to do with NY gun law

Rather funny. Remington decides to move its AR-15-making operations to Alabama, and with it 2,000 jobs. Cuomo’s reaction: "We have been talking to Remington about rehabbing and redoing their facility in New York. It is a very important part of…

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CalGuns & SAF win against Calif. waiting period

Filed this morning, Silvester v. Harris (Eastern Dist. of Cal) looks like a solid win (after you go through all the pages detailing California’s unbelievably complex answer to trying to prevent bad guys from buying guns). It finds the "cooling…

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An interesting demographic

Washington state is involved in a battle over Initiative 541, a lengthy antigun measure… and, as David Workman reports, a study of contributions in support of it finds that 84% of contributions came from ten zip codes in urban and…

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Bloomberg leaving office… with a private security force

Self protection, like laws, are for the little people….

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LA Times explores becoming a tabloid

Story here. But won’t the parakeets dislike the new format? It’ll probably be glossy and not very absorbent….

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At least he didn’t plan to shoot a unicorn

High school student suspended over writing assignment where he said he’d shot a neighbor’s pet dinosaur. The assignment was to write something that could be a "status" statement on Facebook. Glad to know the schools are teaching and valuing the…

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Another MAIG mayor in hot water

This time its Gordon Jenkins, of Monticello, NY, arrested for taking bribes and intimidating the witnesses. We need to bust MAIG for RICO violations! Where are DoJ’s Organized Crime Task Forces when you need them?…

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Huffington Post reporter shows his knowledge of guns

This is hilarious. ‘Nuff said….

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That’s strange. The theater had put up "no guns allowed" signs, after all

Court allows suit against Aurora theater, based on allegations of inadequate security. The court notes that it is only saying the issue is sufficiently disputed to require going to trial, not that either side might necessarily win….

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A thought on the indictment of Rick Perry

Patterico pretty well takes it apart, but I’d add a thought. One of the two charges is violation of a statute which penalizes anyone who "misuses" "government property, services, personnel or any thing of value." Sounds to me like it’s…

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Surprise….

Gun stores packed in St. Louis area. "He says nearly 100 percent say they are buying them for defensive purposes. "They’re buying AR-15s, home defense shotguns, handguns, personal defense handguns something for conceal carry." said King."…

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Steve Halbrook on Book TV

He’ll be presenting on "Are there lessons for us today from Nazi Gun Control?" on CSPAN-2, Book TV, this Sunday, August 17 at 5 PM EDT….

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Howard Nemerov is stepping down

Here’s his closing coulumn. "I began over a decade ago because I was one of those well-meaning liberals who believed the propaganda that we’d be safer in a disarmed society. I believed that gun owners were the problem. I believed…

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Bloomberg’s millions lose in primary against pro-gun sheriff

Dave Workman has the story. Use a load of money to buy mass media advertising … their methods are SO twentieth century!…

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Brady suit against online seller dismissed

Vesely v. Armslist, LLC (7th Cir. Aug. 12, 2014), as discussed by Prof. Volokh. A person was killed by a stalker who bought a handgun, from a private individual, illegally since they were not residents of the same state, via…

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CT: John McKinney defeated in primary

Just in, an email from CT Carry announcing the defeat of John McKinney in the governor’s primary. They describe him as an architect of the 2013 gun restrictions (I’m not up on CT politics and so cannot say). Here’s more…

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One more reason

Why I’d never join the Pompous Association of Empty Suits….

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Open letter from Jay Dobyns

Retired BATF agent. It’s a oft-repeated story. A corrupt LE agency will still have some honest officers who really want to shut down bad guys for the good of all. Here is how it deals with them. Now, if only…

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Prosecutors must have priorities

And we now know those of New Jersey District Attorney Jim McClain. NJ has a diversion program for first offenders, which enables them to have their charges dismissed if they stay out of trouble for a time. McClain earlier allowed…

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Mowing the astroturf

Bloomberg group decides to annoy pro-gun candidates at the Iowa State Fair, offers "volunteers" free admission, parking, and food. Pro-groups suggest their members call it to RSVP and get free admission, parking, and food. Astroturf financed by millionaires is SO…

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911 gives advice….

Telling a woman whose house is being burglarized to "put the gun down." I like her response: I’ll put the gun down when I see the police."…

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Interesting article

"When a Psychiatrist Shoots to Kill". It’s by a psychiatrist….

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Clayton Cramer

Clayton, the pro-gun historian whose research among other things initiated the downfall of Michael Bellesiles, has had a stroke. It’s described as minor, weakness on one side of the body, but will require a month of rehab. You can contact…

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Missouri amends its guarantee of the right to arms

Yesterday it passed by a popular vote of 61%-39%. Pretty extensive changes. The right as guaranteed extends to ammunition and accessories (no magazine bans). Any restrictions are reviewed under strict scrutiny. The State must defend these rights and may not…

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