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Archive for January 2013

Heller case attorney Alan Gura: NY 7-round limit “clearly unconstitutional”

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Via Shall Not Be Questioned, SaysUncle and Legal Insurrection:

Well the 7-round limit to me is clearly unconstitutional, for the reasons mentioned, Americans have expectation  to find in common use handguns that have more than 7-rounds, and so a 7-round limit is plainly unconstitutional.

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January 31, 2013 at 3:07 pm


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A bill to arrange for the National Academy of Sciences to study the impact of violent video games and violent video programming on children.

Bipartisan stupidity.  David Kopel wrote about this a while back.  Both the “weapon effect” and “exposure to violent video games and harmful effects on children” are based on the exact same junk science.

The sponsor and half the co-sponsors are Democrats and yet the stereotype of the prudish Republicans lives on in the minds of young gamers.  Wayne LaPierre is not helping in this respect.

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January 30, 2013 at 6:43 pm

You don’t need to worry about self defense, the state will protect you

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Man Attacks Ex-Girlfriend Inside Ohio Courtroom Where Victim Was Seeking Order Of Protection | The Smoking Gun.

Greene and Morrow were in the Summit County courtroom for a hearing in connection with Morrow’s application this month for a restraining order against Greene, whom she has accused of making threats and abusing her.

After Magistrate Tracy Stoner briefly departed the small courtroom, Greene appears to begin yelling and gesticulating at Morrow, who sits placidly at a conference table. The video, which does not have audio, shows Greene jumping to his feet and chasing Morrow around the table.

When his grandmother tried to step in front of him, Greene shoved her into a wall. Greene then pounced on Morrow, who had stumbled to the floor. As he pummeled Morrow, Greene was confronted by a sheriff’s deputy who subdued him with the aid of a stun gun.

Even after the deputy entered the room Greene kept attacking her for five seconds before he was incapacitated with a taser.  If this had been a 911 call what would have happened to her?

Records indicate that an Akron Municipal Court judge yesterday signed a temporary protection order barring Greene from having contact with Morrow.


You know I would much rather see this woman become a gun owner than a crime statistic, but I guess that is what makes me a crazy redneck.

Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 5:20 pm

Posted in Cops, Self defense

Coverage of the Senate Gun Control Hearing

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Bitter over at Shall Not Be Questioned has been suffering through watching this on our behalf.  Go read her coverage.

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January 30, 2013 at 4:13 pm

ATF not that good at keeping it together

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Journal Sentinel: ATF’s Milwaukee sting operation marred by mistakes, failures

But the effort to date has not snared any major dealers or taken down a gang. Instead, it resulted in a string of mistakes and failures, including an ATF military-style machine gun landing on the streets of Milwaukee and the agency having $35,000 in merchandise stolen from its store, a Journal Sentinel investigation has found.

When the 10-month operation was shut down after the burglary, agents and Milwaukee police officers who participated in the sting cleared out the store but left behind a sensitive document that listed names, vehicles and phone numbers of undercover agents.

And the agency remains locked in a battle with the building’s owner, who says he is owed about $15,000 because of utility bills, holes in the walls, broken doors and damage from an overflowing toilet.

Why is the ATF going after drugs anyway? Is this not what the DEA is for?

Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 4:05 pm

Posted in Cops

What media bias?

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BFA: Convicted rapist organizes gun control demonstration at Dayton gun show; Media fails to note his sex offender status

As can be seen in the WHIO-TV video, Anti-Gun-Protestor Jerome McCorry is wearing a jacket and identified in the on-screen graphic as the President of The Adam Project. The Adam Project’s website lists its address as 1426 Home Ave., Dayton – the same address as Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon Jerome McCorry.

In short, “Anti-Gun-Protestor Jerome McCorry” and “Rapist-and-Convicted-Felon Jerome McCorry” are one and the same person, and WHIO-TV and The Dayton Daily News have been treating this man as a legitimate voice of reason that should be considered in the debate over whether or not rape and other crime victims should be able to buy firearms in order to protect themselves from attack.

The mind reels.

Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 3:46 pm

Posted in Gun Grabbers

Joe Huffman on universal background checks

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The short version: They won’t work.  They, in fact, can’t work.

Not that it matters. The criminals don’t bother with so-called gun show “loopholes”.

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January 30, 2013 at 3:29 pm

Something at Huffington Post that’s worth reading

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Yes, really.

HuffPo: No, Mr. Vice President. Cops Today Are Not ‘Outgunned.’

I suppose it’s no surprise that Vice President Joe Biden was put in charge of President Obama’s gun control initiative. Biden has always been an innovator when it comes to finding new reasons to put people in prison, and for longer periods of time.

And no, that’s not meant as a compliment.  And it just gets better from there.  Read the whole thing.

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January 30, 2013 at 3:10 pm

Why would I ever want more than 7/10 bullets?

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WDTN: Fatal home invasion brings up gun laws.

Ta’Vaun Fambrough, 19, of Dayton died at Miami Valley Hospital from a gunshot wound to the chest.

Anthony Barwick, 20, of Dayton, was shot in the leg. He was treated and released into police custody. Barwick, along with London Norman, 23, Deron McGuire Jr., 23, and Tavaughn Lewis, 19, the other men police said were involved in the home invasion, are all being held in the Greene County Jail on charges of felony aggravated burglary, aggravated robbery, and kidnapping.

That is five, count ’em, five bad guys robbing a single home while at least pretending to be armed.  If I were to ask Mr. Muse if he felt like he had too many bullets, what do you think he would say?

Written by BornLib

January 30, 2013 at 3:01 pm

It won’t accomplish anything, but they’ll all feel better about themselves

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HotAir: Bipartisan effort to expand background checks quietly gains steam

However, that prompts this question: just which tragedy would that have averted?  In Newtown, the shooter got his weapons the way most criminals do — by stealing them.  In fact, a background check thwarted his attempt to buy his own firearms.  The Aurora shooter apparently purchased his weapons legally, but didn’t have anything on his record that would have stopped the sale; even assuming that the Gang of Four expand the investigations into mental health for background checks, the only instances of mental-health assessments he had prior to the shooting appear to have been informal.  The Tucson shooter had an arrest for drug-paraphernalia possession on his record, but never submitted to a mental-health exam.

Inconvenience millions of law-abiding citizens? Check. Stop shootings? Not so much.

Written by BornLib

January 29, 2013 at 10:58 pm