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Date : April 6, 2012
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- Charges DISMISSED for gun r… by Glenn At New…
A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer.
Leonard Embody has carried out a series of similarly provocative, but legal, actions in recent years and says he has no plans to stop.
The recent charges stem from a July 29, 2013, incident where Embody was arrested after he refused to answer questions from police. Officers also confiscated his AR-15, which was in a case made of moldable plastic that exactly fit the outline of the weapon with a magazine and silencer attached. Once the case was opened, police found the weapon was unloaded and there was no magazine, but there was a silencer.
On Thursday, Judge Randall Wyatt ordered that the rifle, case and silencer be returned to Embody. The order came two days after a ruling in which Wyatt admonished Embody for his conduct but found he had not violated state law.
Embody has been detained for similar actions in the past and has had his handgun carry permit revoked by the state, although he has not been convicted of any crime related to those actions. They include hiking around Radnor Lake State Park with an AK-47-style pistol in 2009 and walking around the upscale Nashville suburb of Belle Meade with a .44-caliber black powder revolver in his hand in 2010. He also has been stopped in at least three similar incidents.
- Washington D.C. Is Going to… by Glenn At New…
Federal Judge Frederick J. Scullin, Jr previously ruled, “…there is no longer any basis on which this Court can conclude that the District of Columbia’s total ban on the public carrying of ready-to-use handguns outside the home is constitutional under any level of scrutiny.”
Apparently, the judge’s crystal clear ruling contains confusing diction for the anti-gunners trying to stop it:
City Council Chairman Phil Mendelson said, “…there’s a gray area between 100-percent ban and everybody can carry. And that’s what we’re working through.”
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The councilman continued, “The whole issue of the public carrying of a firearm is very complicated. And I believe the executive and the attorney general will continue with the appeal. What the court said very clearly was that a complete 100-percent ban on anybody being able to get a license to carry a handgun was unconstitutional.”
Soon after the original landmark ruling, Judge Schullin issued a 90 day stay of implementation of his ruling. Now, the city is asking for an additional six months to rewrite their gun laws.
Ever since the 2008 Heller ruling by the Supreme Court, the District of Columbia has carried on a campaign of red tape and regulation to discourage citizens from exercising their Second Amendment rights. This has included bearing arms outside the home for personal protection.
Washington, D.C. is not some political gulag, but the seat of government in a land of free people. A cornerstone of that freedom is the right to keep and bear arms, and where better to exercise that right than in the nation’s capital?
We have no intention of letting anti-gun city officials further delay the ability of law-abiding citizens to exercise their rights. As Dr. Martin Luther King said, ‘A right delayed is a right denied.’
SAF lawsuits have overturned laws not only in Washington D.C., but in several states including Illinois, California, North Carolina, New Mexico, Nebraska, and cities like San Francisco, Seattle, Des Moines and New Haven, among others. Threats of SAF lawsuits have removed well over 100 anti-gun-rights laws across the country as well as stopping hundreds more from being enacted.
We are focusing our efforts on getting rid of unconstitutional violations of firearms owners’ civil rights in Connecticut, New Jersey, New York, Maryland, California and other states.
SAF’s record of legal victories on behalf of the right to keep and bear arms has set the bar for all current and future firearms civil rights litigation. This is not SAF’s last step, but only the latest, in our efforts to win back firearms freedom, one lawsuit at a time.
- Is There a ‘Debate’ Now Ove… by Glenn At New…
The Wall Street Journal reports that there is a new “debate” over firearms, in the wake of a terrible fatal accident at a gun range this week.
The death of a shooting instructor at an Arizona gun range when a 9-year-old girl lost control of a powerful automatic weapon has raised the issue of age limits at such operations.
The girl, on vacation with her parents at the Last Stop shooting range in White Hills, Ariz., accidentally shot and killed the instructor, 39-year-old Charles Vacca, while firing an Uzi submachine gun Monday, officials said. The Mohave County Sheriff’s Office said the gun’s recoil sent the weapon over the girl’s head, its bullets striking Mr. Vacca, who stood next to her.
Mr. Vacca, who was shot in the head, was airlifted to University Medical Center in Las Vegas, where he died from his injuries Monday evening, the sheriff’s office said in a statement.
Video of the incident released by the sheriff’s office shows Mr. Vacca adjusting the girl’s stance and then saying, “All right, now go ahead and give me one shot,” apparently before the gun was set on fully automatic. With her back to the camera, the girl successfully fires a single round at a target.
“All right, full auto,” Mr. Vacca then says before the girl releases a series of shots, apparently losing control of the gun before the video ends.
The shooting touched off a debate on social media among gun-control advocates, parents and gun-rights supporters, with many questioning why the girl’s parents would let her fire such a powerful weapon.
I’m about as pro-Second Amendment as one can get, but this was irresponsible. The instructor evidently had the girl fire a single shot from the Uzi before telling her to go full auto. If that’s standard practice, then the practice needs to change.
- NAACP Wants Police With AR-… by Glenn At New…
The Compton chapter of the NAACP is demanding that the Compton Unified School District rescind a new policy allowing campus police officers to carry AR-15 rifles while patrolling school grounds.
Compton’s school board approved the new policy last month, reports the Los Angeles Times.
Campus cops who carry the semi-automatic weapons must receive special training first. Also, “carry” is a very strong word. School district officials have indicated the officers will actually keep the aggressive-looking rifles in the trunks of their patrol cars until some event arises in which the guns are needed.
Nevertheless, the NAACP strongly opposes the policy.
- SAF threatens to sue Utah c… by Glenn At New…
Municipalities across Utah are taking a second look at their gun ordinances to make sure they are in line with state law.
Sandy City Council amended ordinances to make it legal to carry a gun at city parks and other recreational .
The changes were already in the works, but a letter from a national group threatening to sue the city sped up the process.
The Second Amendment Foundation is taking aim at local gun laws state by state.
“We go in and do some research on city and county codes and figure out which ones are in violation of the state’s preemption law,” said Second Amendment Foundation Legal Council, Miko Tempski.
When they find what they are looking for they send a letter threatening municipalities with a lawsuit if they don’t align with state law.
“If state law says it’s ok then you should be able to carry wherever the state law says it’s ok. And we don’t want this patch work of regulation in various cities,” said Tempski.
Utah is the seventh state targeted by the group.
- SAFs Alan Gottlieb challeng… by Glenn At New…
Two days after the Seattle Times announced that Bill and Melinda Gates have donated $1 million to the Initiative 594 campaign, Bellevue gun rights advocate Alan Gottlieb, who opposes the measure, has today publicly challenged the billionaire Microsoft founder to a public debate.
Gottlieb issued his challenge Wednesday morning, demanding that Gates “Put his mouth where his money is!”
“It’s one thing to be for background checks,” said Gottlieb, who is chairman of the Citizens Committee for the Right to Keep and Bear Arms, and a leading spokesman for Initiative 591. “But, I-594 is poorly written bad law, and all the money in the world won’t make it better.”
The slap was aimed not only at Gates, but at other Seattle-area wealthy elitists who are supporting the 18-page gun control initiative. That list includes Microsoft alumni Paul Allen and Steve Ballmer, and investment capitalist Nick Hanauer. Coincidentally, liberal Seattle P-I.com columnist Joel Connelly unloaded on his Facebook page on MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell for a report on I-594 that also emphasized the Gates donation.
- Rick Perry’s Concealed Carr… by Glenn At New…
While the actual suspension of Governor Perry’s concealed carry license isn’t malicious — you can tell it’s a statutory directive by the use of the word “shall” — it’s sure to pose an inconvenience to a man who has defined himself as a champion of gun rights. According to Reuters, the indictment also limits Governor Perry’s Second Amendment rights in other ways:
Under federal law, he is prohibited from buying guns and ammunition while under indictment for a crime punishable by imprisonment for a term exceeding one year.
“What he has he can use, but he can no longer purchase new stuff because of this felony charge,” said Josh Felker, who runs Lone Star Handgun, a shooting range near San Antonio.
- Disrmed Foreigners Who Love… by Glenn At New…
The death of an Arizona firearms instructor by a 9-year-old girl who was firing a fully automatic Uzi displayed a tragic side of what has become a hot industry in the U.S.: gun tourism.
With gun laws keeping high-powered weapons out of reach for most people – especially those outside the U.S. – indoor shooting ranges with high-powered weapons have become a popular attraction.
Tourists from Japan flock to ranges in Waikiki, Hawaii, and the dozen or so that have cropped up in Las Vegas offer bullet-riddled bachelor parties and literal shotgun weddings, where newly married couples can fire submachine gun rounds and pose with Uzis and ammo belts.
“People just want to experience things they can’t experience elsewhere,” said Genghis Cohen, owner of Machine Guns Vegas. “There’s not an action movie in the past 30 years without a machine gun.”
- California mulls bill to re… by Glenn At New…
A bill allowing family members to ask a judge to order firearms removed from people likely to commit gun violence advanced in California on Wednesday, one of several gun control measures up for votes in the last week of the state’s legislative session.
The measure was introduced after police near Santa Barbara said they were unable to confiscate weapons from a man who later went on a rampage and killed six people, despite concern from his family that he was in poor mental health and might become violent.
The bill passed the senate 23-8. It passed the assembly once, but now goes back for a vote on amendments before heading to Democratic Governor Jerry Brown.
If Brown, who has steered a centrist course on gun control legislation, signs the bill, California would be the first U.S. state to enact such a law.
“Nothing can bring back the life of my son, but there are common-sense solutions that can help ensure other loved ones aren’t killed by preventable gun violence,” said Richard Martinez, whose son, Christopher Ross Michaels-Martinez, was killed by 22-year-old Elliott Rodger in the rampage in Isla Vista in May.
- NYCG Radio Episode #82 – 8/… by Glenn At New…
New York City Guns Radio Episode
IN THIS EPISODE:
New York Times Will Not Endorse CuHomo Because of His Scandals, Astorino promotes job plan outside Remington Arms, Gun-grabber Bloomberg’s epic fail in Milwaukee, Billionaires silent on immigration after big push, Pathetic NYPD Brass Attempts To Blame Pistols For “Accidental” Shootings, 72-year-old woman reportedly grabs robber’s gun and fends him off, White NY Man, 32, is left with brain damage after ‘being attacked by gang of 20 black men’, New York Leaders Decry Anti-Semitic ‘Knockout Game’, Thugs rough-up Jewish couple, drive off flying Palestinian flags, NY City council looks to put gun offenders on public registry– like sex offenders, The Growing Blue-State Diaspora, Record Number of Real Moms Demand Guns, Visconti Pledges Repeal on Connecticut Anti-Gun Laws: He’s Officially on the Ballot, Now It’s Up to You, SAF WINS SILVESTER CASE ON WAITING PERIODS IN CALIFORNIA (Waiting Periods Struck Down!), Black cop kills white man, media hide race, Lesson from Ferguson: When chaos comes, don’t wait on cops, Left Bullies Black Reporter To Recant ‘No Angel’ Description of Michael Brown, Trayvon’s Death Taught Liberals Nothing, The Ferguson Fix Is In, Officials brace Ferguson for exoneration of officer, #Ferguson – when a-holes collide, GOOD NEWS: JPFO set to merge with 2nd Amendment Foundation, Chicago crime rate drops as concealed carry applications surge, Rejecting The Rule Of Law Means Inviting The Rule Of Guns.
WARNING! This Content Contains AWESOME VULGARITY
- Ray Ficara on “Repeal the SAFE Act&…Are they in the basement of the Gov's Mansion?
- Ray Ficara on Star Witness In Michael Bro…Is he Jenteal's cousin?
- Ray Ficara on An Automatic Weapon Is What…The Media HAVE their "sources".
- Ray Ficara on Gun-grabber Bloomturd’s epi…The ONLY stores not robbed or burned were guarded by owners with GUNS.
- Glenn At New… on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…Notice he 'fesses up only after Bloomturd's last paycheck cleared...
- Ray Ficara on Video: Stupid Liberals Shoo…They ALWAYS do. That's why libs hate ranges and shooting schools.
- Ray Ficara on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…But you can have a NICE living of them.
- Greg Tabor on Bloomturd’s Departing Front…Well, Duh, anyone with half a brain could have told you that it wouldn't work!!!
- Greg Tabor on Trend toward stand your gro…Who else sleeps with a pistol under their pillow?? Mine's a .45, how about yours?
- Greg Tabor on The Second Amendment Only A…Well, Duh, money Rules, Peons eat shit.