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Detroit Mom who fought off attackers with rifle starts trend

http://www.wxyz.com/news/mother-who-defended-home-in-detroit-has-message-for-teens
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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, May 3, 2014 at 7:00am 5/3/2014 at 7:00am
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This is a follow-up to our story in February about the Detroit mom who used a rifle to fight off three attackers who kicked in the back door of her house, Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY.

The woman and her husband recently were ...

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Someone Who’s Not David Gregory faces tax investigation after absurd gun prosecution

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 28, 2014 at 11:46am 4/28/2014 at 11:46am
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We have written about Mark Witaschek many times before.

Witashek was aggressively prosecuted the same D.C. Office of Attorney General that refused to prosecute David Gregory for a clear gun law violation, all because Witaschek was found in possession of an inoperable shotgun shell and “muzzle loader” bullets, Someone who’s not David...

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Bloomberg’s anti-gun group just got a little smaller

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, April 25, 2014 at 8:00pm 4/25/2014 at 8:00pm

The anti-gun advocacy group created by Former New York City Mayor, Michael Bloomberg, just lost one of it’s most high profile Republican members, Tom Ridge, the Daily Caller recently reported.

Former Republican Gov. Tom Ridge is stepping down from his position with Michael Bloomberg’s new anti-gun organization, The Daily Caller has learned.

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Someone who’s not David Gregory convicted of stupid DC gun law violation

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 8:20am 3/27/2014 at 8:20am

Yesterday, a D.C. Judge found Mark Witaschek guilty of “attempted possession of unlawful ammunition” for possessing an antique replica muzzleloader bullet.

Emily Miller at the Washington Times has thoroughly chronicled Mr. Witaschek’s court proceedings, which to date have spanned nearly two years and now appear likely to continue into...

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Rhode Island State Senator when challenged on gun control legislation: “Go F*** Yourself”

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 25, 2014 at 9:43am 3/25/2014 at 9:43am
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Oh, how I miss my formerly home State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.

A State run by the best and the brightest — and the indicted and the investigated and the Democrats and the Unions.

Just a few days ago the feds and State Police raided the office and home of the...

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Here we go again: 10-year-old boy suspended for pointing finger like a gun

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, March 4, 2014 at 9:09am 3/4/2014 at 9:09am
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We have witnessed a series of “zero tolerance” incidents in which school officials punish young children, usually boys, for using their imagination to play act guns:

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Rifle used by Detroit Mom to defend family is illegal “Assault Weapon” in NY

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 21, 2014 at 9:15am 2/21/2014 at 9:15am
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I saw the videotape below at Ace of Spades HQ, as well as at Hot Air, regarding a Detroit mother at home with her children when three men, at least one...

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9th Circuit rejects California “good cause” limitation on 2nd Amendment carry right

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2014 at 7:18pm 2/13/2014 at 7:18pm
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In a decision issued earlier today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals held that the California law conditioning the right of “responsible law-abiding” citizens to carry firearms in public for self-defense purposes on a showing of “good cause” unlawfully restricts Second Amendment rights.

California prohibits the open carry of firearms and imposes...

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Wendy Davis’ Open Carry announcment may cost her any chance of winning

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, February 8, 2014 at 2:39pm 2/8/2014 at 2:39pm

Start from the premise that Wendy Davis probably was going to lose the election against Greg Abbott no matter what.

But probably wasn’t a sure thing. Abbott never was in Edwin Edwards territory: “The only way I can lose this election is if I’m caught in bed with either a dead girl...

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Wendy Davis supports open carry

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, February 7, 2014 at 8:15am 2/7/2014 at 8:15am
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She’s the rock ’em sock ’em cowgirl, now.

Goodbye pink sneakers, hello six shooter.

Because abortion isn’t going to win her the Governorship.

Wendy Davis joins Greg Abbott in supporting ‘open carry’ gun law

The Wild West tradition of openly carrying your six-shooter on the street has long been banned in Texas under state...

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NY SAFE Act becomes issue in NY-23 swing race

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, January 31, 2014 at 8:07pm 1/31/2014 at 8:07pm

NY-23, my home district, is a focus for both parties for 2014 because it is one of only a few competitive districts.

The district is geographically enormous, a mostly rural area running along the Southern Tier of upstate New York. Once you leave Ithaca, it’s a whole other country.

Which is why incumbent...

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Oklahoma teachers union seeks to keep zero tolerance rules banning imaginary guns

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 27, 2014 at 7:00am 1/27/2014 at 7:00am

A legislator in Oklahoma has proposed legislation to ease the “zero tolerance” school policies that have created absurdities in which young children with toy or imaginary guns are punished.

We’re seen so many of these instances:

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Gawker analyzes Florida’s “Warning Shot” bill, implosion follows

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 3:24pm 1/18/2014 at 3:24pm

The Washington Free Beacon did a wonderfully humorous job fisking a post at Gawker regarding Florida’s so-called “Warning Shot” law.  I previously have explained and debunked many of the myths about the law, Florida “Warning Shot” Bill Advances.

The headline of the WFB piece, written by CJ Ciaramella, captures the gist of the matter...

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Local opposition stymies NY SAFE Act gun law

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 9:26am 1/16/2014 at 9:26am

There has been a mostly quiet refusal of county and local officials to implement and enforce the onerous provisions of the NY State gun law rushed through the state legislature in almost comical fashion after the Newtown, CT, school shooting.

In the rush to legislate, the text of the law failed to...

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Federal Court Voids 7-Round Mag Limit of NY’s SAFE Act, Allows Rest

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 31, 2013 at 4:59pm 12/31/2013 at 4:59pm

Federal District Court Judge William M. Skretny has found that most provisions of NY’s SAFE Act–passed only one month after the Sandy Hook elementary school shooting–do not infringe the Second Amendment.

He did, however, find that the provision that limits magazine capacity to only seven rounds was unconstitutional under the Second Amendment.

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Bloomberg’s anti-gun money fails to get results in Congress

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 13, 2013 at 7:00am 12/13/2013 at 7:00am

According to the left-leaning Sunlight Foundation, “Thanks in part to outgoing New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg, gun control groups could match or outspend gun rights forces in 2013 electoral contests, and are heading into 2014 with formidable campaign war chests.”

It was Bloomberg, via his “Mayors against Illegal Guns,” who has injected millions...

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Book Review: “Dumbing Down the Courts,” By Dr. John Lott, Jr.

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Posted by  ▪  Friday, December 6, 2013 at 4:15pm 12/6/2013 at 4:15pm

Dumbing Down the Courts: How Politics Keeps the Smartest Judges Off the Bench” (2013) is the most recent of Dr. John Lott Jr.’s excellent books applying economics to better understand the societal dynamics around controversial issues. Gun owners will be most familiar with his past work on the defensive uses of...

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